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Kazano

Kazano Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Kazano

Generic Name: alogliptin and metformin (Pronunciation: AL oh GLIP tin and met FOR min)

What is alogliptin and metformin (Kazano)?

Alogliptin and metformin are oral diabetes medicines that help control blood sugar levels.

Metformin works by decreasing glucose (sugar) production in the liver and decreasing absorption of glucose by the intestines. Alogliptin works by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces after eating.

Alogliptin and metformin is a combination medicine used to treat type 2 diabetes. This medication is not for treating type 1 diabetes.

Alogliptin and metformin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of alogliptin and metformin (Kazano)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Some people develop lactic acidosis while taking alogliptin and metformin. Early symptoms may get worse over time and this condition can be fatal. Stop taking this medicine and get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as:

  • muscle pain or weakness;
  • numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs;
  • trouble breathing;
  • feeling dizzy, light-headed, tired, or very weak;
  • stomach pain, nausea with vomiting; or
  • slow or uneven heart rate.

Stop using alogliptin and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back;
  • nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, fast heart rate;
  • pain or burning when you urinate;
  • itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath);
  • severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:

  • diarrhea;
  • back pain, headache; or
  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sinus pain, sore throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Kazano (alogliptin and metformin hcl tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about alogliptin and metformin (Kazano)?

You should not use this medication if you have kidney disease, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).

Alogliptin can cause pancreatitis. Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, and loss of appetite.

Some people develop lactic acidosis while taking metformin. Early symptoms may get worse over time and this condition can be fatal. Stop taking this medicine and get emergency medical help if you have even mild symptoms such as: muscle pain or weakness, trouble breathing, stomach pain, nausea, and feeling very weak or tired.

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