What is Alogliptin (Nesina), and what does it do?
Alogliptin (Nesina) is a DPP-4 inhibitor that raises the amount of insulin produced by your body. Alogliptin works by increasing the levels of incretins, which are naturally occurring molecules. Incretins, which are released after a meal, help to manage blood sugar levels by increasing insulin secretion. They also have the additional benefit of reducing the amount of sugar your liver produces.
Alogliptin (Nesina) is used to treat persons with diabetes and control their high blood sugar levels. The control of high blood sugar helps to prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve difficulties, amputation of limbs, and problems with sexual functioning. Maintaining proper diabetes control may also lower your chance of having a heart attack or a stroke.
What dosages of Alogliptin (Nesina) are available?
The following are available dosages and forms of Alogliptin (Nesina):
- 6.25 mg
- 12.5 mg
- 25 mg
What side effects are common with taking Alogliptin (Nesina)?
The most common side effects of Alogliptin (Nesina) are:
- Cold-like symptoms
- Itchy skin
Some people experience more serious side effects from Alogliptin (Nesina), including:
- Severe pain or swelling in the groin area
- Severe stomach pains
If you are taking Alogliptin (Nesina), and you start to experience side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Does Alogliptin (Nesina) interact with other medications?
Alogliptin (Nesina) has been known to interact poorly with other medications, supplements and herbs.
When taking Alogliptin (Nesina), you should avoid taking:
- Insulin and other lowering blood sugar level medications
Who should NOT take Alogliptin (Nesina)?
Not all people can take Alogliptin (Nesina). Alogliptin (Nesina) may not be a good choice if you have:
- Allergy to Alogliptin or similar medications
- Kidney and liver disease
- Heart failure
- Problems with the pancreas (Pancreatitis)
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
What drugs are similar to Alogliptin (Nesina)?
Other drugs that are similar to Alogliptin (Nesina) include:
- Exenatide (Byetta, Bydureon)
- Liraglutide (Victoza)
- Sitagliptin (Januvia, Janumet, Janumet XR, Juvisync)
- Saxagliptin (Onglyza, Kombiglyze XR)
- Alogliptin (Kazano, Oseni)
- Linagliptin (Tradjenta, Jentadueto)
Does Alogliptin (Nesina) have a generic form?
Alogliptin is a generic drug that is prescribed to treat diabetes. Nesina is its brand name form.
What is the price of Alogliptin (Nesina) without insurance?
The average retail price of Alogliptin without insurance is $196.30. Look up Alogliptin (Nesina) on NSUR’s NSURx price look-up tool to find the pharmacy nearest to you with the lowest price.
How can I save money on Alogliptin (Nesina)?
NSUR offers a prescription discount card called NSURx to help you save money on your Alogliptin (Nesina) prescriptions.
Simply present your NSURx card to the pharmacist the next time you fill a prescription of Alogliptin (Nesina) at your local pharmacy, and you could save up to 80% on your prescription costs! Moreover, every time you fill a prescription using NSURx, you will receive NSUR Coin as a reward, which you can use to buy goods and services on our health and wellness shopping platform.
Over 35,000 pharmacies accept NSURx prescriptions, including major chains like Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart and smaller, independent retailers in your neighborhood.
There is no limit on the number of prescriptions you can fill using NSURx or the frequency at which you can fill them. You can even use NSURx to get discounts on other prescriptions for your friends and family (including pets!).
Visit NSURx’s price lookup tool to see how much you can start saving today on your Alogliptin (Nesina) prescriptions and to find the nearest pharmacy to you that accepts NSURx, or call +1 (855) 917-6216. Most users have a pharmacy within 2 miles of their home that takes NSURx.