This drug belongs to a class of drugs called DPP-4 inhibitors. A class of drugs refers to medications that work similarly. They are often used to treat similar conditions.
Normally, hormones are released into your bloodstream as you start to eat. They cause insulin to be released into your bloodstream, which helps pick up and store the carbohydrates and sugar from the meal. Alogliptin helps these hormones to continue the release of insulin to help lower your blood sugar levels.