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Alogliptin and Metformin

Alogliptin and metformin is a combination medication licensed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The medication, which comes in tablet form, is typically taken twice a day. Many people find it effective for managing their diabetes; however, side effects are possible and include common cold symptoms, headaches, and diarrhea.


What Is Alogliptin and Metformin?

Alogliptin and metformin (Kazano®) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, a chronic medical problem associated with high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. It contains two diabetes medicines: alogliptin (Nesina®) and metformin (Glucophage®). This medication should be used in addition to an appropriate diabetes diet and exercise.
Alogliptin and metformin will not work to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (a potentially life-threatening problem that can occur in people with diabetes). It should not be used in people with these conditions.
(Click What Is Alogliptin and Metformin Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, alogliptin and metformin may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of alogliptin and metformin include but are not limited to:
(Click Alogliptin and Metformin Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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