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(dapagliflozin and saxagliptin) Tablets



QTERN tablets for oral use contain dapagliflozin and saxagliptin.

Each film-coated tablet of QTERN for oral administration contains 10 mg dapagliflozin (equivalent to 12.3 mg dapagliflozin propanediol) and 5 mg saxagliptin (equivalent to 5.95 mg saxagliptin hydrochloride) [see Dosage Forms and Strengths].

Inactive ingredients: The product contains anhydrous lactose, croscarmellose sodium, iron oxides, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol, silicon dioxide, talc, and titanium dioxide.


Dapagliflozin is an active inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2).

Dapagliflozin propanediol is described chemically as D-glucitol, 1,5-anhydro-1-C-[4-chloro-3-[(4-ethoxyphenyl)methyl]phenyl]-, (1S)-, compounded with (2S)-1,2-propanediol, hydrate (1:1:1).

Empirical formula: C21H25ClO6•C3H8O2•H2O.Molecular weight: 502.98.

Structural formula:

Dapagliflozin - Structural Formula Illustration


Saxagliptin is an active inhibitor of the dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) enzyme.

Saxagliptin is described chemically as (1S,3S,5S)-2-[(2S)-2-amino-2-(3-hydroxytricyclo [] dec-1-yl)acetyl]-2-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-3-carbonitrile, monohydrate or (1S,3S,5S)-2-[(2S)-2-amino-2-(3-hydroxy-1-adamantan-1-yl)acetyl]-2-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-3 -carbonitrile hydrate.

Empirical formula: C18H25N3O2•H2O. Molecular weight: 333.43.

Structural formula:

Saxagliptin - Structural Formula Illustration

Saxagliptin monohydrate is a white to light yellow or light brown, non-hygroscopic, crystalline powder. It is sparingly soluble in water at 24°C ± 3°C, slightly soluble in ethyl acetate, and soluble in methanol, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, acetonitrile, acetone, and polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG 400).

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/8/2017
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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