Drug Saf 2019 11;42(11):1311-1327
Global Patient Safety Evaluation Japan, Pharmacovigilance Department, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, 1-1, Doshomachi 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-8645, Japan.
The dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) alogliptin is an oral, antidiabetic treatment that is approved in many countries to treat patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), including the USA, Europe, and Japan. Alogliptin is efficacious both as monotherapy and as add-on/combination therapy with other commonly prescribed T2DM treatments, such as metformin and pioglitazone. Overall, alogliptin is well-tolerated in patients with T2DM, including older patients, those with renal and/or hepatic impairment, and those at high risk of cardiovascular events. Read More