Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using alogliptin/pioglitazone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily with or without food. The manufacturer directs not to split, break, or cut the tablet before taking it. However, many similar drugs (immediate-release tablets) can be split, broken, or cut. Follow your doctor's directions on how to take this medication.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Carefully follow your diabetes management plan, including medications, diet, and exercise.
Check your blood sugar regularly as directed by your doctor. Keep track of the results, and share them with your doctor. Tell your doctor if your blood sugar measurements are often too high or too low. Your doctor may need to adjust your diabetes medication, exercise program, or diet.