Onglyza (saxagliptin) for Diabetes Treatment (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
In this Article
- What is Onglyza (saxagliptin)?
- How is Onglyza (saxagliptin) prescribed?
- What are the possible complications and drug interactions with Onglyza (saxagliptin)?
- What are the side effects of Onglyza (saxagliptin)?
What are the side effects of Onglyza (saxagliptin)?
Common adverse reactions include:
- urinary tract infections,
- respiratory tract infections,
- abdominal pain,
- gastroenteritis, and
The incidence of hypoglycemia increases when Onglyza (saxagliptin) is combined with sulfonylureas (for example, glyburide).
Pancreatitis, thrombocytopenia (reduced numbers of platelets), and lymphopenia (reduced numbers of lymphocytes) have been associated with Onglyza (saxagliptin).
FDA.gov. Onglyza (saxagliptin) Prescribing Information.
Last Editorial Review: 9/10/2013
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