"What is Onglyza (saxagliptin)?
Onglyza (saxagliptin) is an oral drug approved in July of 2009 for the control of blood glucose in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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Onglyza Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is saxagliptin (Onglyza)?
- What are the possible side effects of saxagliptin (Onglyza)?
- What is the most important information I should know about saxagliptin (Onglyza)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking saxagliptin (Onglyza)?
- How should I take saxagliptin (Onglyza)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Onglyza)?
- What happens if I overdose (Onglyza)?
- What should I avoid while taking saxagliptin (Onglyza)?
- What other drugs will affect saxagliptin (Onglyza)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Onglyza)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember (be sure to take the medicine with food if your doctor has instructed you to). Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Onglyza)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. You may have signs of low blood sugar, such as extreme weakness, confusion, tremors, sweating, fast heart rate, trouble speaking, nausea, vomiting, rapid breathing, fainting, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking saxagliptin (Onglyza)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect saxagliptin (Onglyza)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- conivaptan (Vaprisol);
- diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Solareze);
- imatinib (Gleevec);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone;
- antifungal medication such as clotrimazole (Mycelex Troche), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir (Reyataz), delavirdine (Rescriptor), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), saquinavir (Invirase), or ritonavir (Norvir); or
- insulin or an oral diabetes medication such as glipizide (Glucotrol, Metaglip), glimepiride (Amaryl, Avandaryl, Duetact), glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase, Glucovance), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with saxagliptin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about saxagliptin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Onglyza Information
- Onglyza Drug Interactions Center: saxagliptin oral
- Onglyza Side Effects Center
- Onglyza Overview including Precautions
- Onglyza FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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