Nesina Side Effects
Although most people tolerate Nesina well, side effects are possible. Examples of common side effects include headaches, a runny nose, or upper respiratory tract infections. Also, there are some more serious reactions of Nesina that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, such as symptoms of liver problems or signs of an allergic reaction.
As with any medicine, Nesina® (alogliptin) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Nesina. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Nesina has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking Nesina were carefully documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Nesina included:
- A runny or stuffy nose and sore throat -- in up to 4.4 percent of people
- Headache -- up to 4.2 percent
- Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold) -- up to 4.2 percent.
Other frequently reported side effects have included:
- Low blood sugar.