What is saxagliptin?
In individuals with type 2 diabetes, saxagliptin is used in conjunction with diet and exercise to enhance blood sugar management. Type 1 diabetes is not treated with saxagliptin.
Other diabetes drugs are sometimes used with saxagliptin.
If you have diabetic ketoacidosis, you should not use saxagliptin (call your doctor for treatment with insulin).
Before taking this medicine
If you’ve ever had a severe allergic reaction to saxagliptin or if you’re diabetic ketoacidosis, you shouldn’t use this medication (call your doctor for treatment).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
if you have renal illness (or are on dialysis); cardiac problems;pancreatitis; gallstones; high blood triglycerides (a kind of fat); or alcoholism.
How should I take saxagliptin?
Read all drug guides or instruction sheets and follow all guidelines on your prescription label. Your doctor may adjust your dose from time to time. Follow the medication’s instructions to the letter.
Your blood sugar levels will need to be monitored on a regular basis, and you may require further blood tests at your doctor’s office.
Saxagliptin side effects
If you develop hives, a purple or red skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or neck, get emergency medical attention.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
joint discomfort that is severe or persistent;
When you urinate, you may experience pain or a burning sensation; or Shortness of breath (even when lying down), feeling weak or exhausted, rapid weight gain, and swelling (particularly in your feet, legs, or belly) are all symptoms of cardiac problems.
The following are some of the most common negative effects:
urinating that hurts;headache; a stuffy or runny nose, a sore throat, or a cough; or Swelling in your hands or feet is a common symptom.
This is not an exhaustive list of potential adverse effects; more may arise. For medical advice on side effects, contact your doctor.
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