Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s
More information about Onglyza
Onglyza (saxagliptin) is a once-daily, oral type-2 diabetes treatment, used to treat diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels. It is prescribed particularly for individuals with type 2 diabetes, and is often used in combination with other diabetes treatments, but is never used to treat type 1 diabetes. It essentially works by controlling and regulating insulin levels your body produces after eating. For the best results, it should be taken alongside an effective diet and exercise regime, and it has been fully regulated for use in the UK.
Onglyza is known as a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, and contains the active ingredient, saxagliptin. This group of anti-diabetic medications operate in the same way, by stimulating the digestive hormones that are responsible for increasing the levels of insulin released after eating. These hormones are called 'incretin' hormones, and force the pancreas to produce more insulin when glucose levels in your blood are high. Insulin is crucial in the effective control of blood sugar levels in people with from diabetes.
Onglyza (saxagliptin) comes with a number of benefits that you can experience, when using the treatment correctly.
Onglyza comes in tablet form, and is currently available in a 2.5mg and 5mg dosage. If you have kidney problems, the doctor may recommend that you use the 2.5 mg dose, rather than the 5 mg dose. Your doctor will suggest the ideal dose before issuing the treatment. This is whether it is in person or online.
You should take one tablet daily and, unlike other medications for type 2 diabetes, you can take your tablet with or without food. Remember to take Onglyza exactly as advised. If you want to change your dose, then always consult with a doctor or nurse. Onglyza can be combined with other medications such as metformin, gliclazide and thiazolidinedione.
Onglyza is an effective treatment for people with type 2 diabetes whose blood sugar is not sufficiently regulated by other anti-diabetic medications. Onglyza is not suitable for everyone, so always tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, are pregnant or are known to have problems with your heart. This medication is not suitable for people who are allergic to any of the ingredients, so you must always check the label and the patient information leaflet before taking this medication. The patient leaflet is available at the bottom of this page as well.
All prescription medications approved in the UK come with the risk of possible side effects, however these are small and affect people in different ways. For example, they could be completely manageable or require a change of treatment.
The more common potential side effects associated with Onglyza (saxagliptin) are indigestion, muscle pains, fatigue and dizziness, and even these only happen to a small percentage of users. The uncommon side effects include inflammation of the pancreas, allergic reactions and dermatitis. Often, these adverse reactions will disappear once your body has become accustomed to the medication and are generally highly unlikely to occur.
Onglyza has been known to cause low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) when taken alongside other diabetes medicines, such as insulin or gliclazide.
Before taking Onglyza (saxagliptin), it is important to consider any precautions and interactions associated with the treatment. These include:
Please not, Onglyza has been known to cause low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) when taken alongside other diabetes medicines, such as insulin or gliclazide.
You can buy Onglyza online at HealthExpress by completing our quick, free and simple consultation process. All you need to do is answer a few easy questions about your medical history so that our doctors can verify the suitability of this medication. If Onglyza is approved for you, a prescription will be issued to our pharmacy, where they will dispense your medication ready for free next day delivery.
|Manufacturer||Bristol Myers Squibb/AstraZeneca|
|Availability||Out of stock|
|Description||Onglyza is a type 2 diabetes treatment that regulates blood sugar levels in those with type 2 diabetes|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with type 2 diabetes|
|Usage||Take 1 tablet daily|
|Drug class||Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor|
|Alcohol consumption||No influence|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|