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Generic: saxagliptin
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It helps to control blood sugar
               



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What is this medicine?

SAXAGLIPTIN (SAX a glip tin) helps to treat type 2 diabetes. It helps to control blood sugar. Treatment is combined with diet and exercise.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • gallstones
  • high levels of triglyceride in the blood
  • history of alcohol abuse problem
  • history of pancreatitis
  • kidney disease
  • type 1 diabetes
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to saxagliptin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take it with or without food. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. Take your dose at the same time each day. Do not take more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • gatifloxacin

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • atazanavir
  • clarithromycin
  • indinavir
  • insulin
  • itraconazole
  • ketoconazole
  • nefazodone
  • nelfinavir
  • ritonavir
  • saquinavir
  • sulfonylureas like glimepiride, glipizide, glyburide
  • telithromycin

               
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