Alogliptin and Pioglitazone
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Had pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- Gallstones (stones in your gallbladder)
- Congestive heart failure or other heart problems
- Swelling due to fluid retention (edema)
- Weak or thin bones, such as osteoporosis, osteopenia, or if you have broken a bone in the past
- Cancer of the bladder or a history of it
- An eye condition known as macular edema (swelling or thickening of the macula, an area in the back of the eye)
- Plans for a surgery
- A history of alcoholism or drink alcohol frequently
- Not gone through menopause and have irregular periods
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Oseni and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Oseni and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Alogliptin and Pioglitazone to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)