Onglyza (Saxagliptin) Side Effects

The possible side effects of the drug are:

  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough

The above Onglyza side effects are normally mild and clear after the body become used to the drug. If they are more serious or don’t go way, consult the pharmacist or the physician. As for the severe side effects, contact the medical care provider; if the signs are fatal or if you think you are experiencing a medical emergency.

Such negative effects include:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Allergic reactions
  • Fevers and chills
  • Painful urination
  • Swelling of the ankles, feet, and hands
  • Unusual abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Reduction of white blood cells levels
  • Heart failure

The use of the drug hasn’t been established while one is pregnant. It’s recommended to avoid taking the drug during pregnancy unless considered important by the physician. Saxagliptin side effects are almost similar to other medicines which fall under the category of DPP-4 inhibitors like Januvia and Tradjenta.

In Conclusion

Anyone is at risk of unwanted effects if the drug is not taken as directed or prescribed. If a patient takes it in skipped doses or do not take it all, the blood glucose will get high and diabetes may worsen. Taking an overdose may trigger low blood sugar, thus follow the doctor’s prescription.

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