What is Saxagliptin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Onglyza

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Saxagliptin is a medication used for treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. It is classified in a class of medications called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. It works by increasing the amount of insulin produced by the body after meals when blood sugar is high.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Saxagliptin

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 1
Diarrhea 1
Swollen feet 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Saxagliptin

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 2
2.5 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Saxagliptin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Other 3
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Saxagliptin

Duration

Currently taking Saxagliptin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Saxagliptin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 15

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Saxagliptin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Linagliptin (Tradjenta) 1
Metformin (Glucophage) 1
Sitagliptin (Januvia) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Saxagliptin.