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People who have type 2 diabetes may be able to control their blood sugar levels using a medication called Kazano. This prescription drug comes in tablet form and is generally taken twice a day. Most people have no problems with it; however, side effects are possible, such as diarrhea, headaches, and a sore throat.


What Is Kazano?

Kazano® (alogliptin and metformin) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, a chronic medical problem associated with high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. It contains two diabetes medicines: alogliptin (Nesina®) and metformin (Glucophage®). This medication should be used in addition to an appropriate diabetes diet and exercise.
Kazano will not work to treat type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (a potentially life-threatening problem that can occur in people with diabetes). It should not be used in people with these conditions.
(Click Kazano Uses for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Who Makes This Medication?

Kazano is made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Clinical Effects

Although Kazano itself has not been studied in clinical trials, the combination of metformin and alogliptin (the two active ingredients in Kazano) has been. In these studies, people who had type 2 diabetes that was not already well controlled with diet, exercise, or certain other medications had a reduction in their hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and fasting blood glucose when given the combination.
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