Alogliptin and Pioglitazone
Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with alogliptin and pioglitazone include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- You can take this medication with food or on an empty stomach. Try taking it with food if it upsets your stomach.
- Do not crush, cut, or split alogliptin and pioglitazone tablets; they must be swallowed whole.
- Try to take your dose at about the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not stop taking it or take a different dose unless your healthcare provider tells you to do so.
The dose of alogliptin and pioglitazone that 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 Pioglitazone Dosage for more information.)
Alogliptin and pioglitazone may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Alogliptin and Pioglitazone).
It is not entirely clear what to expect from an overdose with this medication. It is important to seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on this or any other drug.
(Click Oseni Overdose for more information.)