Onglyza (Saxagliptin)

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Description

Onglyza (Saxagliptin) manufactured by Bristol  Myers Squibb is an oral medicine used to treat people with type 2 diabetes (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). Onglyza (saxagliptin) is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.It should not be used to treat people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine). If you have had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), it is not known if you have a higher chance of getting pancreatitis while taking it.

 This medicine helps control blood sugar levels, which is used in combination with a proper diet and exercise program. Controlling of high blood sugar levels helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, and sexual function problems. Onglyza (Saxagliptin) works by regulating the insulin levels of the body after eating food.

Brand Name: Onglyza (Brand)
Contents: Saxagliptin Tablets
Form: Tablets
Manufactured By: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Available In: 2.5mg / 5mg

Additional Information

Recommended Dosage – Discount Prescription Drug Onglyza (Saxagliptin)

The dosage of Onglyza (Saxagliptin) prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Onglyza (Saxagliptin) can be taken with or without food.

Missed Dose of Onglyza (Saxagliptin)

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Onglyza (Saxagliptin) medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

Overdose of Onglyza (Saxagliptin)

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Onglyza (Saxagliptin), seek medical attention immediately.

Side Effects

Side Effects of Onglyza:

Like other medicines, Onglyza (Saxagliptin) can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Onglyza (Saxagliptin) are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Onglyza (Saxagliptin) cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Onglyza (Saxagliptin) develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Onglyza (Saxagliptin) can cause side effects such as headache, stomach pain, cough, sore throat and runny nose. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Onglyza (Saxagliptin).

Drug Interaction :

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Onglyza (Saxagliptin), and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Onglyza (Saxagliptin) can interact with antidepressants, antifungal medications, and blood pressure medications.

Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

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