What is Onglyza (Saxagliptin) used for?
Onglyza (Saxagliptin) is used by patients suffering from type 2 diabetes to help control blood sugar levels. It works by increasing the levels of certain natural substances in the body, known as incretins, which increase the body's insulin release, especially after meals, thereby helping to control blood sugar levels. They also help to reduce the amount of sugar produced by your liver.
How should I use Onglyza (Saxagliptin)?
Onglyza (Saxagliptin) comes in the form of tablets, which are taken orally. Patients are sometimes directed to take one tablet per day. You should take it at the same time each day. The exact dosage required for each patient varies, depending on the severity of the condition and the response to treatment. You should always consult your physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of Onglyza (Saxagliptin)?
Onglyza (Saxagliptin) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
This drug may also cause other more serious side effects to occur. You should immediately consult your physician if you notice severe pain in the stomach that spreads to the back, a rapid heartbeat, painful urination, swollen limbs or unusual bruising.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.