If you have type 1 dibetes, have diabetic ketoacidiosis (high levels of blood ketone), or if you are allergic to Onglyza 2.5Mg Tablet or any ingredient in it then you should refrain from using it. You should consult you doctor first, before using Onglyza 2.5Mg Tablet if you are pregnant, plan on becoming pregnant, breastfeeding, have history of pancreatitis or angioedema, or if you are taking any medicines, supplements or herbal preparations.
Onglyza 2.5 mg Tablet does not have any severe side effects. However, you may expeience sore throat, runny nose, upper stomach pain or back pain, sweling in ankles, feet or hands, or painful urination. If these effects continue for a prolonged period then you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Onglyza 2.5Mg Tablet comes in the form of 2.5mg or 5mg tablets to be taken orally. You should not crush the tablets and should take one tablet on a regular basis and should continue the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.
How does this medication work?
Saxagliptin belongs to the group of diabetes medications called DPP-4 inhibitors. It works by increasing the amount of incretin available in the body. Incretin is a hormone that is released by the intestines. It raises insulin levels when blood sugar is high and decreases the amount of sugar made by the body. Saxagliptin is used in combination with metformin, a sulfonylurea (e.g., gliclazide, glyburide), or insulin to improve blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medication should be used as part of an overall diabetes management plan that includes a diet and exercise program.
How should I use this medication?
The usual dose of this Onglyza 2.5 mg use is 5 mg taken by mouth once daily with or without food.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here,do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Tell your doctor if any of the following Onglyza 2.5 mg side effect become severe or don’t go away:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Mild nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of the following serious side effects:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, which may include hives, difficulty breathing, a purple or red skin rash that spreads and causes blistering, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Severe pain in your upper stomach that spreads to your back
- Severe nausea and vomiting
- Fast heart rate
- Painful urination
- Swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet
- Easy bleeding or bruising
Assess renal function before starting therapy and periodically thereafter. Monitor for signs/symptoms of pancreatitis, serious hypersensitivity reactions, severe joint pain, or bullous pemphigoid; Onglyza 2.5 mg reviewdiscontinue if suspected or occurs. Consider risks/benefits in patients with known risk factors for heart failure; monitor for signs/symptoms; evaluate and consider discontinuing if develops. History of angioedema to other DPP4 inhibitors. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.