What is Onglyza (Saxagliptin) used for?
Onglyza (Saxagliptin) is used to regulate blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. It is commonly prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to get the best results from treatment. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Onglyza (Saxagliptin)?
Onglyza (Saxagliptin) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the best results. One tablet is normally taken once daily, but your individual directions will differ based on your weight, age, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be taken whole with a large glass of water after eating a meal. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to prevent unintentionally destroying or altering the form of their contents. Always ask your physician any questions you have to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Onglyza (Saxagliptin)?
Commonly reported side effects that may occur while using Onglyza (Saxagliptin) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe stomach pain, vomiting, unusual swelling, painful urination, more sensitive skin, or increased bleeding. Tell your physician about any symptoms you encounter that are severe or worrying so that any necessary adjustments can be made to your dosage to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not begin using Onglyza (Saxagliptin) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, under the age of eighteen, or if you have type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, allergic reactions to other DPP4 inhibitors, or severely decreased liver or kidney function. Also disclose to your physician if you are elderly or have heart failure, an underactive immune system, or moderately decreased liver or kidney function as these conditions may cause complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Onglyza (Saxagliptin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.