|Manufacturer||Astra Zeneca Italy|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|28 Tablet/s||US$ 1.36||US$ 38.00|
|56 Tablet/s||US$ 1.26||US$ 70.507%US$ 76.00|
|84 Tablet/s||US$ 1.18||US$ 99.0013%US$ 114.00|
Onglyza 2.5 mg is a prescription treatment for patients with Type 2 diabetes. It is used in combination with the following medicines:
— Metformin and a sulfonylurea
— Insulin (with or without metformin)
When diet, exercise, metformin, a sulfonylurea, or insulin (with or without metformin) alone have failed to manage blood sugar levels adequately, Onglyza is prescribed, as this contains the active ingredient Saxagliptin, which belongs to a class of medications known as DPP-4 inhibitors (dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors). Saxagliptin helps to improve blood sugar levels in response to a meal. The antidiabetic drug also lowers blood sugar levels between meals and helps to decrease the amount of sugar made by your body.
Do not take Onglyza 2.5 mg if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in the medicine or if you are allergic to the other drugs belonging to DPP-4 class. Do not take this medicine if you have diabetic ketoacidosis (collection of ketones in the blood or urine), diabetic per-coma, or diabetic coma. Do take Saxagliptin if you have Type 1 diabetes.
Before you use Onglyza, talk to your doctor if any of the following applies to you have:
— Kidney or liver problem
— Have or have had heart failure
— Allergic reaction to other DPP-4 inhibitors
— Reduced immune system
— Pregnant or breastfeeding
— Inflammation of the pancreas
Heart failure has occurred in patients treated with Saxagliptin. Heart failure is when your heart cannot pump blood to fulfil the body's needs. You are at increased risk of heart failure if you have had a heart attack, kidney disease, or several other risk factors for getting heart disease.
The common side effects of Onglyza 2.5 mg include headache, upper respiratory tract infection, and urinary tract infection. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is more likely to affect people who already take sulfonylurea or insulin. If you suspect symptoms of low blood sugar, you should check your blood sugar and treat it; if low, then contact your doctor. Signs of low blood sugar include sweating, shaking, heartbeat, headache, hunger, change in vision, rapid heartbeat, and mood changes. Tell your doctor if you develop any unusual side effects or if the above side effects do not resolve or worsen. Other serious side effects include inflammation of the pancreas, allergic reactions, and breakdown of damaged muscle.
Follow the directions given by your doctor. The recommended dose for adults is 2.5 mg, once daily, taken with or without food. You may need a lower dose of Saxagliptin if your kidneys are not functioning well. The tablets shouldn't be split or cut. Contact your doctor immediately if you have taken too much of this medicine.