Onglyza

(saxagliptin)

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Lowers blood sugar.

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Our bottom line

Onglyza (saxagliptin) can cause heart failure unlike other medicines that work just like it.

Quick facts about Onglyza
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
Prices and discounts
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Upsides

  • DRUG-NAME is an oral blood sugar lowering medicine. It's a good option if you don't like injections.
  • Does not cause weight gain.
  • May be a good option for those with bad liver function.
  • Does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when taken by itself.
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Downsides

  • Typically not first-choice treatment for diabetes.
  • Only lowers A1C (average blood sugar over time) by ~0.5%.
  • Risk for heart failure has not been seen in other medicines that work just like it.
  • May be more expensive than other anti-diabetic medicines.
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How it works

Onglyza (saxagliptin) is an anti-diabetic drug. It lowers your blood sugar by enhancing your body's release of insulin.

Quick facts about Onglyza
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Pill
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What to expect when you take Onglyza (saxagliptin) for Controls blood sugar levels

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Side effect rates for Onglyza (saxagliptin)

From clinical trials of Onglyza / Type 2 diabetes

Risks and Warnings for Onglyza (saxagliptin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Alcoholism
    • Elevated triglycerides
    • History of pancreatitis
    • Gallstones

    Rare and life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas have been associated with Onglyza (saxagliptin). Let your doctor know right away if you have severe stomach, back pain, or stomach troubles causing you to throw up.

Common concerns from people taking Onglyza (saxagliptin)

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Interactions
  • Certain drugs may interact with Onglyza (saxagliptin), let your doctor know all the medications you are currently taking and before starting Onglyza (saxagliptin).
Kidneys and liver
  • May be a good option for those with bad liver function.
Weight
  • Does not cause weight gain.