What other drugs will affect alogliptin and metformin (Kazano)?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with alogliptin and metformin, especially:
- acetazolamide, methazolamide, triamterene; or
- heart or blood pressure medication--amiloride, digoxin, procainamide, quinidine.
You may be more likely to have hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) if you take alogliptin and metformin with other drugs that can raise blood sugar, such as:
- a diuretic or "water pill";
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- phenothiazines (Compazine and others);
- thyroid medicine (Synthroid and others);
- birth control pills and other hormones;
- seizure medicines (Dilantin and others);
- diet pills; and
- medicines to treat asthma, colds or allergies.
These lists are not complete. Other drugs may interact with alogliptin and metformin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.