FDA Approves Oseni for Type 2

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2016-09-29 09:20:59 -0500
Started 2013-02-01 10:55:32 -0600

By Drugs.com

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Oseni (alogliptin and pioglitazone) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults as adjuncts to diet and exercise.
Oseni Medication Guide

Read this Medication Guide carefully before you start taking Oseni and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment. If you have any questions about Oseni, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
What is the most important information I should know about Oseni?

Oseni can cause serious side effects, including:

New or worse heart failure: Pioglitazone, one of the medicines in Oseni, can cause your body to keep extra fluid (fluid retention), which leads to swelling (edema) and weight gain. Extra body fluid can make some heart problems worse or lead to heart failure. Heart failure means your heart does not pump blood well enough.
Do not take Oseni if you have severe heart failure.
If you have heart failure with symptoms (such as shortness of breath or swelling), even if these symptoms are not severe, Oseni may not be right for you.
Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:
swelling or fluid retention, especially in the ankles or legs
shortness of breath or trouble breathing, especially when you lie down
an unusually fast increase in weight
unusual tiredness
Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis): Alogliptin, one of the medicines in Oseni, may cause pancreatitis which may be severe.

Certain medical conditions make you more likely to get pancreatitis.

Before you start taking Oseni:

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
stones in your gallbladder (gallstones)
a history of alcoholism
kidney problems
liver problems
Read more: http://www.drugs.com/oseni.html

2 replies

AnnaMimi7 2016-09-29 09:20:59 -0500 Report

Loved Oseni and did not have the side effects listed. Insurance would not cover it and after filling several reasons why it was needed I got proactive. Started a diet as a flexitarian(vegan added some days of fish and meat) and added some exercise. I am off actos and almost off all my other meds. I have been taking insulin and po meds for 10 yearsd.

GabbyPA 2013-02-01 10:56:46 -0600 Report

I have to say, the side effects of this drug really are quite frightening. I hope it works for some folks though. Has any one been prescribed this for their treatment?