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Onglyza (saxagliptin) for Diabetes Treatment (cont.)

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What are the side effects of Onglyza (saxagliptin)?

Common adverse reactions include:

Water retention (edema) and allergic reactions such as itching and facial swelling also may occur.

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).

REFERENCE: Onglyza (saxagliptin) Prescribing Information.

Last Editorial Review: 9/10/2013

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