Alogliptin and Metformin Dosage
Your healthcare provider will take several things into account when prescribing a dose of alogliptin and metformin. This includes how well your blood sugar levels are controlled, other medications you are taking, and any other medical conditions you have. This drug comes as a tablet that is taken twice daily. To help avoid an upset stomach, take your dose with food.
The dose of alogliptin and metformin (Kazano®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How well your blood sugar is controlled
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The usual initial dosage of alogliptin and metformin for treating type 2 diabetes can vary from person to person. Your healthcare provider will choose the most appropriate initial amount based on your unique situation, and then adjust your dose if necessary.
Dosage adjustments are based on how well you tolerate alogliptin and metformin and how well your blood sugar is controlled. Your healthcare provider will check your blood sugar control with regular blood tests, including blood sugar checks you can do at home, and hemoglobin A1C blood tests.
If necessary, alogliptin and metformin doses will be adjusted slowly to minimize the risk for stomach upset that can occur with metformin (Glucophage®, one of the active components of the drug). The maximum recommended dosage of alogliptin and metformin is 25 mg/2000 mg, which contains 25 mg of alogliptin (Nesina®) and 2000 mg of metformin.