Onglyza 2.5mg (saxagliptin)
Onglyza 2.5mg tablet
Onglyza 2.5MG (Saxagliptin)
Onglyza is specially formulated to treat adult patients with Type 2 diabetes who cannot lower blood sugar level enough through exercise and diet alone. It can be combined with other anti-diabetic agents such as sulfonylurea, metformin, or insulin. The medicine can be used as a monotherapy too if metformin is not well tolerated. The main goal is to avoid strong fluctuations in blood sugar levels of those patients who are suffering from Type 2 diabetes. The treatment also prevents long-term complications associated with high blood sugar. The medicine has Saxagliptin as the active ingredient which is clinically tested and approved to maintain blood sugar level in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Uses of Onglyza
Onglyza 2.5 mg is an anti-diabetic medicine used either alone or with other medicines, in combination with diet and exercise to control high blood sugar. The active ingredient of the medicine is Saxagliptin, which falls into the category of diabetes medications called DPP-4 inhibitors. The medicine actively increases the amount of incretin hormone in the body which is released by the intestines. It increases the levels of insulin hormones when blood sugar is high and decreases the amount of sugar made in the body. Saxagliptin is given with metformin or a sulfonylurea medication like glyburide and gliclazide, or insulin to achieve control over blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Use this antidiabetic agent as a part of an overall diabetes management plan that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise.
The usual recommended dose of Onglyza is 2.5 mg or 5 mg taken regardless of meals. The doctor needs to be considered many things while determining the dose of a patient. These include a patient’s need, age, body weight, medical condition and tolerance to the treatment. It is important to take medicine in the same way as your doctor prescribes it. Do not change the way that you are taking medicine without consulting your doctor. Try not to miss any dose, in case you miss a dose talk to your doctor.
Onglyza may interact with indinavir, nelfinavir, nefazodone, saquinavir, telithromycin, itraconazole, atazanavir, and clarithromycin.
Possible Side Effects
Common side effects of Onglyzy are given below:
- A sore throat
- A cough
- Stomach pain
- Runny or stuffy nose
- A headache
The medicine, if taken alone, does not cause low blood sugar, but may contribute to low blood sugar if it is prescribed with other anti-diabetic medications.
Get immediate medical help if you get serious side effects such as abdominal pain which may spread to the back, persistent vomiting or nausea.