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Kazano Alternatives

While many people are able to keep their blood sugar under control with Kazano (alogliptin and metformin), for some, side effects become intolerable or the medicine does not work as well as desired. In these cases, one of several alternatives to Kazano may be considered. These include other oral diabetes medicines from a different drug class, insulin or another injectable drug, or even lifestyle changes.


Are There Alternatives to Kazano?

Kazano® (alogliptin and metformin) is a prescription combination diabetes medication. It contains alogliptin (Nesina®), a medication that belongs to the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor group of medicines, and metformin (Glucophage®), a biguanide diabetes medication.
Kazano is approved for use in people whose blood sugar is not adequately controlled with diet and exercise alone. It should only be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise. However, for some people, Kazano may not be the best diabetes treatment. Fortunately, several alternatives are available. 

Lifestyle Changes as a Kazano Alternative

Lifestyle changes are an important part of any diabetes treatment plan. These changes include losing weight, eating a healthy diet (see Diabetic Diet), and getting adequate exercise (see Diabetes and Exercise).
In some cases, lifestyle changes are enough to sufficiently control blood sugar levels, especially early in the course of the disease. However, many people will need medications as well. It is important to keep in mind, however, that even when medications are used, they should be used in addition to diet and exercise.
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