Description

Alogliptin is a potent and highly selective inhibitor of DPP-4, >10,000-fold more selective for DPP-4 than other related enzymes including DPP-8 and DPP-9. Alogliptin improves glycaemic control via a glucose-dependent mechanism, whereby insulin release is enhanced and glucagon levels are suppressed when glucose levels are high.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Alogliptin
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A10 Drugs used in diabetes → A10B Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. insulins → A10BH Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors

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