Nesina, also known as alogliptin, is a medication used to help control high blood sugar in type 2 diabetes patients. Alogliptin is used in combination with diet and exercise to control sugar levels. Well-controlled blood sugar lowers your risk of kidney damage, blindness, nervous problems, loss of limbs, and loss of sexual function problems.
Alogliptin increases natural substances called incretins. Incretins control blood sugar by increasing insulin release after a meal. These incretins also limit sugar production in the liver.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Nesina include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of alogliptin.
Does Nesina interact with any drugs or supplements?
Nesina may interact with beta-blocker medications, such as propranolol and glaucoma eye drops. These medications may prevent the pounding heartbeat symptom that occurs when your blood sugar falls too low. Low blood sugar is dangerous, so keep an eye on your levels if you do take beta-blocker drugs.