What is Onglyza (Saxagliptin) used for?
Onglyza (Saxagliptin) is an oral medication used to treat patients with type 2 diabetes. The medication controls blood glucose levels to prevent symptoms of hyperglycaemia such as blurry vision, fatigue, tremors, increased urination, or seizures. It is normally prescribed along with a balanced diet and regular exercise to get the best results from treatment. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Onglyza (Saxagliptin)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Onglyza (Saxagliptin) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is usually administered once each day along with breakfast or your first meal of the day. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and should be taken along with a meal. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Onglyza (Saxagliptin)?
Side effects associated with the use of Onglyza (Saxagliptin) include:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are severe stomach pain, diarrhoea, intense vomiting, unusual swelling of the extremities, painful urination, sensitive skin, or easier bruising. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any serious or worrying symptoms to ensure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Onglyza (Saxagliptin) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, allergic to DPP4 inhibitors, under the age of eighteen, or who have type 1 diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, or who have reduced liver or kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you have heart failure, an underactive immune system, if you have severely reduced kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Onglyza (Saxagliptin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Onglyza (Saxagliptin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.