Alogliptin and Metformin
General considerations to keep in mind during treatment with alogliptin and metformin include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth twice a day.
- Make sure to take alogliptin and metformin with food to minimize the risk for stomach upset.
- Do not crush, cut, chew, or break alogliptin and metformin tablets. They must be swallowed whole.
- Take your doses at about the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
- For alogliptin and metformin to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking it or take a different dose without your healthcare provider's approval.
The dose of alogliptin and metformin 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.
(Click Alogliptin and Metformin Dosage for more information.)
Alogliptin and metformin may react with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Alogliptin and Metformin).
An overdose with alogliptin and metformin can cause dangerously low blood sugar and other potential problems. It is important to seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on this or any other medication.
(Click Kazano Overdose for more information.)