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What is Onglyza?
Onglyza containing the active ingredient saxagliptin is considered an antidiabetic type of medication. It is used to treat patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It works by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the body after meals when blood sugar is high. Controlling high blood sugar levels can help prevent sexual function problems, loss of limbs, nerve problems, blindness and kidney damage. Proper control of diabetes may also decrease the risk of a stroke or heart attack.
How is Onglyza used?
Onglyza is usually taken once daily or as directed by a doctor. The tablets should be taken before consuming food along with some fluids. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their reaction to the medication. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not broken, split or chewed before consumption.
Patients taking Onglyza may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Sore throat
- Stuffy or runny nose
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Joint pain
- Erectile dysfunction
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Onglyza is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.