Nesina (Alogliptin): Side Effects of Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Nesina (alogliptin) tablets as treatment for for type 2 diabetes among adults. What are the side effects of this drug?

According to the FDA media release, the most common side effects of Nesina are “stuffy or runny nose, headache, and upper respiratory tract infection.”

In the highlights of prescribing information for the drug, the FDA also mentions the following warnings and precautions:

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X Rock for Men, Lightning Rod: Side Effects of Hydroxythiohomosildenafil

Last 06 July, Health Canada announced the withdrawal from the market of a sexual enhancement product named Lighting Rod because it apparently contains a hidden ingredient that could potentially harm people taking it.

What is this hidden ingredient and in what way is it harmful? According to Health Canada, the ingredient is hydroxythiohomosildenafil, a synthetic drug similar to sildenafil (which is the main ingredient of Viagra). How does this substance harm a consumer? Well, it interacts with nitrates found in prescription drugs and lowers a person’s blood pressure to dangerous levels. Other side effects include include headache, facial flushing, indigestion, dizziness, abnormal vision and hearing loss.

Now what makes products such as Lighting Rod more of a health risk is the fact that their manufacturers tend to not disclose in their product labels that their “health supplement” contains this ingredient with adverse health effects.

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