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Alogliptin Side Effects

Some of the most commonly reported side effects of alogliptin include headaches, a runny nose, and symptoms of the common cold. Most people, however, have no problems -- and if side effects do occur, they are often treated easily. If you experience more serious side effects, such as vomiting, confusion, and blurry vision, report them immediately to your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Alogliptin

As with any medicine, alogliptin (Nesina®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with alogliptin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Alogliptin Side Effects

Some alogliptin side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately. These potential reactions include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), such as:
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain or tenderness that may radiate to the back
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
 
  • Signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), such as:
    • Shakiness
    • Sweating
    • Hunger
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Confusion
    • Blurry vision
    • Change in mood, such as irritability
    • A fast heartbeat
 
  • Signs of liver problems, such as:
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain or swelling
    • Loss of appetite
    • Unexplained fatigue
    • Dark urine
    • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching, flaking, or peeling of the skin
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the face, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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