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Brand name: Onglyza TM

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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

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 Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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