What is Saxagliptin-Metformin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Kombiglyze XR Kombiglyze


The combination of saxagliptin and metformin is used in the management of noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus in patients not adequately controlled on metformin or saxagliptin alone. It is also used as an adjunct to diet and exercise.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Saxagliptin-Metformin

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 1


Based on patients currently taking Saxagliptin-Metformin

Dosage Patients
2 x 1,000-2.5 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Saxagliptin-Metformin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Saxagliptin-Metformin


Currently taking Saxagliptin-Metformin

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Saxagliptin-Metformin

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Saxagliptin-Metformin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Metformin ER) 2
Saxagliptin (Onglyza) 1

Patients stopped taking Saxagliptin-Metformin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Metformin ER) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Saxagliptin-Metformin

Jul 1, 2013 (Started May 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 tablet(s) Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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