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Nesina Side Effects

Generic Name: alogliptin

Note: This document contains side effect information about alogliptin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Nesina.

Some side effects of Nesina may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to alogliptin: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, alogliptin (the active ingredient contained in Nesina) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking alogliptin:

More common
  • Anxiety
  • blurred vision
  • chills
  • cold sweats
  • coma
  • confusion
  • cool, pale skin
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • headache
  • increased hunger
  • nausea
  • nightmares
  • seizures
  • shakiness
  • slurred speech
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Rare
  • Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • bloating
  • constipation
  • cough
  • dark-colored urine
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • feeling of discomfort
  • fever
  • general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  • headache
  • hives
  • indigestion
  • inflammation of the joints
  • itching
  • joint or muscle pain
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle aches
  • pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rash
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, irritated eyes
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
  • stomach pain, continuing
  • swollen lymph glands
  • tightness in the chest
  • vomiting
  • yellow eyes or skin
Incidence not known
  • Redness of the skin
  • welts

Some side effects of alogliptin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common
  • Body aches or pain
  • difficulty with breathing
  • ear congestion
  • loss of voice
  • sneezing
  • stuffy or runny nose

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to alogliptin: oral tablet

General

The most frequently reported side effects included nasopharyngitis, headache, and upper respiratory tract infection.

Endocrine

Common (1% to 10%): Hypoglycemia (1.6 to 5.4%)

Gastrointestinal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pancreatitis (0.2%)
Postmarketing reports: Acute pancreatitis

Hepatic

Postmarketing reports: Hepatic enzyme elevations, fulminant hepatic failure

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity reactions (0.6%)
Postmarketing reports: Anaphylaxis, angioedema, rash, urticaria, severe cutaneous adverse reactions (Stevens-Johnson syndrome)

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache (4.2%)

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis (4.4%), upper respiratory tract infection (4.2%)

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