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Active ingredients: saxagliptin
What it is used for
Add-on combination: ONGLYZA is indicated in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus to improve glycaemic control in combination with other glucose lowering medicines, when these together with diet and exercise, do not provide adequate glycaemic control (see Clinical Trials and Precautions for available data on different add-on combination therapies).,Initial combination: ONGLYZA is indicated for use as initial combination therapy with metformin, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, to improve glycaemic control as an adjunct to diet and exercise, when dual saxagliptin and metformin therapy is appropriate (i.e. high initial HbA1c levels and poor prospects for response to monotherapy).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Pink, biconvex, round, tablets, 5 printed one side and 4215 on reverse
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on September 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient saxagliptin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems