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Saxagliptin Information

Saxagliptin Benefits & Uses

Saxagliptin is used to treat the following -

  1. टाइप 2 मधुमेह Primary

Saxagliptin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Saxagliptin


Saxagliptin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Saxagliptin is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Abdominal Pain दुर्लभ
  3. Allergic reaction
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Dizziness सामान्य
  6. Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)
  7. Fatigue दुर्लभ
  8. Gastritis सामान्य
  9. Headache सामान्य
  10. Sore throat
  11. Anxiety
  12. Weight gain

Saxagliptin Related Warnings

Is the use of Saxagliptin safe for pregnant women?

No research has been done to ascertain the safety of Saxagliptin in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, it is best to ask a doctor to know if you can take it.


Is the use of Saxagliptin safe during breastfeeding?

Saxagliptin may lead to some side effects in breastfeeding women. If you witness any unusal symptoms after taking Saxagliptin, discontinue its use and call your doctor right away. Follow your doctor's advice regarding the use of Saxagliptin.


What is the effect of Saxagliptin on the Kidneys?

There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Saxagliptin. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.


What is the effect of Saxagliptin on the Liver?

You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Saxagliptin. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.


What is the effect of Saxagliptin on the Heart?

There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Saxagliptin. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.


Severe Interaction of Saxagliptin with Other Drugs

Saxagliptin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Saxagliptin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Saxagliptin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Diabetes Type 1
  2. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  3. Allergy
  4. Pancreatitis
  5. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Saxagliptin

Is this Saxagliptin habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Saxagliptin is addictive.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, it is safe to do these activities or work after taking Saxagliptin as it does not make you drowsy.


Is it safe?

Yes, Saxagliptin is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Saxagliptin cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.


Saxagliptin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Saxagliptin

Taking Saxagliptin with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Saxagliptin

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Saxagliptin with alcohol will be.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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