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How Does It Work?

As mentioned, Oseni contains alogliptin and pioglitazone. These two medicines work in different ways to control blood sugar.
 
Alogliptin belongs to a group of medicines known as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. DPP-4 is an enzyme that breaks down certain hormones known as incretin hormones. These hormones cause insulin to be released from the pancreas (which lowers blood glucose levels) in response to meals. They also reduce the amount of glucagon released by the pancreas, which reduces glucose (sugar) production by the liver.
 
By blocking the DPP-4 enzyme, Oseni increases the level of incretin hormones in the blood. This causes more insulin to be made in response to meals and reduces the amount of glucose made by the liver.
 
Pioglitazone belongs to a group of medicines known as thiazolidinediones, or simply "glitazones." Glitazones work by improving insulin sensitivity in muscle and fat. This means it helps the cells respond better to insulin, which lowers blood sugar. It also reduces the amount of glucose released by the liver.
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Oseni?

Oseni has not been adequately studied in children, and is not approved for use in this age group, usually defined as individuals younger than 18 years old. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medication in children.
 

Can Older Adults Use It?

At this time, there have been no observed differences in how well older adults respond to or tolerate this medication compared with younger age groups. However, very few people in clinical studies were older than 75 years old.
 
At this time, there simply is not enough experience using this medicine in older adults to say for certain that some will not be more sensitive to its effects. Therefore, Oseni should probably be used cautiously in older individuals.
 
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