Nesina is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Nesina is considered an adjunct treatment to diet and exercise. Nesina is also referred to by its drug name, Alogliptin.
Nesina is a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor. Nesina is believed to work by lowering blood glucose levels when they are elevated.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Nesina is generally taken once daily with or without food.
Nesina comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Nesina lists common side effects including flu-like symptoms, upper respiratory infection, and headache.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Nesina include pancreatitis, liver problems, and systemic allergic reaction.