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Brand name: Nesina Met 12.5 mg/850 mg TM

Active ingredients: alogliptin + metformin

What it is used for

NESINA MET is indicated to improve glycaemic control in adult patients (> or = 18 years old) with type 2 diabetes mellitus when diet and exercise do not provide adequate glycaemic control and treatment with both alogliptin and metformin is appropriate,,- when treatment with metformin alone does not provide adequate control; or - in combination with a thiazolidinedione or with insulin, when dual therapy does not provide adequate control.,NESINA MET can also be used to replace separate tablets of alogliptin and metformin in patients already being treated with this combination.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Light yellow, oblong, biconvex, film-coated tablet with 12.5/850 debossed on one side and 322M debossed on the other side

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient alogliptin + metformin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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