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Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10's

Saxagen tablet contains Saxagliptin | belongs to Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor

Alternate brands of Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10’s

Brand Name Price Savings
Saxagen tablet 5 mg 10’s  502.87 You can save 14.64
Saglip tablet 5 mg 10’s  493.00 You can save 24.51
Saglip tablet 2.5 mg 10’s  296.00 You can save 221.51
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How it works

Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10’s works by increasing levels of natural substances called incretins. Incretins help to control blood sugar by increasing insulin release, especially after a meal.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10’s

  • Anxiety severe
  • Blurred vision severe
  • Chills severe
  • Confusion severe
  • Nausea severe
  • Headache severe
  • Runny Nose severe
  • Sneezing severe
  • Rapid weight gain severe
  • Fever severe
  • Vomiting severe

Uses of Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus

    Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10’s reduces blood glucose levels in patients with type II diabetes mellitus.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed after 2 hours of administration.

  • Duration of Effect

    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is recommended.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10’s .

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. If the medicine is used, close monitoring of the infant for any undesired side effects is recommended.

General Warnings
  • Use in children

    This medicine is not recommended for use in children and adolescents.

  • Thiazolidinediones

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients receiving thiazolidinediones due to the increased risk of peripheral edema.

  • Bullous pemphigoid

    This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of bullous pemphigoid, a hypersensitivity reaction of the skin. Any unusual symptoms such as skin blisters or skin rashes should be reported to the doctor on priority. Therapy with the medicine may be discontinued based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • CYP450 3A4/5 inhibitors

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients receiving CYP450 3A4/5 inhibitors due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • Congestive heart failure

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of congestive heart failure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Clozapine moderate
  • Amiodarone moderate
  • Captopril moderate
  • Acetazolamide moderate
  • Gatifloxacin severe
  • Benazepril moderate
  • Bexarotene severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of pancreatitis due to the increased risk of recurrent pancreatitis. Report any symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. to the doctor immediately. Therapy with the medicine may be discontinued based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • moderate

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments should be done based on the clinical condition.

General Instructions

Take Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10’s with or without food. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

what are the adverse effects of Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10’s?

Rash, URTI, UTI, GI upset, sinusitis, headache. With metformin: Nasopharyngitis, myalgia, arthralgia. With a sulphonylureas: Hypoglycaemia. With a glitazone: Peripheral oedema. With insulin: Hypoglycaemia.

What happens if I miss a dose of Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10’s?

Adults: 5 mg once daily. In combination therapy, consider lower dose of sulphonylureas. Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Saxagen tablet 2.5 mg 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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