ALOGLIPTIN- alogliptin tablet, film coated
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Read this Medication Guide carefully before you start taking alogliptin tablets and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or treatment. If you have any questions about alogliptin tablets, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects can happen to people taking alogliptin tablets, including:
Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis): Alogliptin tablets may cause pancreatitis which may be severe.
Certain medical conditions make you more likely to get pancreatitis.
Before you start taking alogliptin tablets:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
Stop taking alogliptin tablets and call your doctor right away if you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe and will not go away. The pain may be felt going from your abdomen through to your back. The pain may happen with or without vomiting. These may be symptoms of pancreatitis.
Before you start taking alogliptin tablets:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have ever had heart failure or have problems with your kidneys.
Contact your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
These may be symptoms of heart failure.
What is alogliptin tablets?
It is not known if alogliptin tablets are safe and effective in children under the age of 18.
Who should not take alogliptin tablets?
Do not take alogliptin tablets if you:
Are allergic to any ingredients in alogliptin tablets or have had a serious allergic (hypersensitivity) reaction to alogliptin tablets. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of the ingredients in alogliptin tablets.
Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction to alogliptin tablets may include:
If you have any of these symptoms, stop taking alogliptin tablets and contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
What should I tell my doctor before and during treatment with alogliptin tablets?
Before you take alogliptin tablets, tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor and pharmacist before you start any new medicine.
Alogliptin tablets may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how alogliptin tablets work. Contact your doctor before you start or stop other types of medicines.
How should I take alogliptin tablets?
What are the possible side effects of alogliptin tablets?
Alogliptin tablets can cause serious side effects, including:
If you have these symptoms, stop taking alogliptin tablets and contact your doctor right away.
Liver problems. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained symptoms, such as:
The most common side effects of alogliptin tablets include stuffy or runny nose and sore throat, headache, or cold-like symptoms (upper respiratory tract infection).
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of alogliptin tablets. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store alogliptin tablets?
Store alogliptin tablets at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
Keep alogliptin tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of alogliptin tablets
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in the Medication Guide. Do not take alogliptin tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give alogliptin tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about alogliptin tablets. If you would like to know more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about alogliptin tablets that is written for health professionals.
For more information go to www.perrigo.com or call 1-877-TAKEDA-7 (1-877-825-3327).
What are the ingredients in alogliptin tablets?
Active ingredient: alogliptin
Inactive ingredients: mannitol, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate. In addition, the film-coating contains the following inactive ingredients: hypromellose, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide (red or yellow) and polyethylene glycol and is marked with gray F1 printing ink
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