Alogliptin and Metformin Side Effects
Alogliptin and metformin has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were carefully documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients) or the individual components alone. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo or the other medicines.
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold) -- in up to 8 percent of people
- Runny or stuffy nose and sore throat -- up to 6.8 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 5.5 percent
- High blood pressure (hypertension) -- up to 5.5 percent
- Headache -- up to 5.3 percent
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) -- up to 5.3 percent
- Back pain -- up to 4.3 percent
- Urinary tract infection -- up to 4.2 percent.
You may experience some or none of the alogliptin and metformin side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking alogliptin and metformin or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.