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Nesina Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Nesina
Generic Name: alogliptin (Pronunciation: AL oh GLIP tin)
- What is alogliptin (Nesina)?
- What are the possible side effects of alogliptin (Nesina)?
- What is the most important information I should know about alogliptin (Nesina)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking alogliptin (Nesina)?
- How should I take alogliptin (Nesina)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nesina)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nesina)?
- What should I avoid while taking alogliptin (Nesina)?
- What other drugs will affect alogliptin (Nesina)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is alogliptin (Nesina)?
Alogliptin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. It works by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces after eating.
Alogliptin is for people with type 2 diabetes. Alogliptin is sometimes used in combination with other diabetes medications, but is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
Alogliptin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of alogliptin (Nesina)?
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.
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;
- itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
- 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:
- 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 Nesina (alogliptin tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about alogliptin (Nesina)?
Do not use this medicine if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin). Alogliptin is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
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.
Additional Nesina Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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