Generic saxagliptin is the main ingredient of the Onglyza. This helps in lowering the sugar level in blood. Generic saxagliptin is mainly belonged to the class of inhibitor of dipeptidyl peptidase type 4. Onglyza potentiates the increase the insulin level in the body and consequently decrease the sugar level in blood. Follow a good a diet and make the habit of exercise to increase the drug efficacy.
The recommended dose for the Onglyza is one tablet daily with the glass of water. This medicine can be taken with or without food. Do not crush the tablet. Take the missed dose soon as you remember if it is already the time for your next dose then skip the dose and resume to your regular dosage schedule. Avoid the overdose of the drug.
The use of Onglyza (Saxagliptin) is contraindicated in some conditions like:
- Keep away from the drug if you are hypersensitive to generic saxagliptin and another inactive component.
- Do not consume this medicine in case of type 1 diabetes.
- Do not consume this medication if you are suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis.
Simultaneous use of some other drugs may have the serious side effects so be careful of the drugs that can interact:
Beta blockers, Insulin, Pioglitazone, Glaucoma eye drop (Timolol) it is also a beta blocker drug, Anti-fungal drugs, Antibiotics, Anti-HIV drugs.
- Follow the diet chart provided when you are using Onglyza.
- After consuming Onglyza avoid driving.
Do not take dose more than the recommended to you.
Do not take the medicine with other diabetic medicine like sulfonyl urea.
Keep an eye on the level of blood sugar through regular check-up.
In case you are planning for pregnancy or you are a nursing mother consult your doctor before initiating the drug.
STORAGE CONDITION OF SAXAGLIPTIN: