Saxagliptin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Saxagliptin?

(sax a GLIP tin)

• This medicine is used to lower blood sugar in diabetic patients.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Do not drive if blood sugar has been low. There is a greater risk of an accident.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Low blood sugar. Signs include anger, shaking, fast heartbeat, confusion, or sweating. Keep hard candies, glucose tablets, liquid glucose, or juice on hand for low blood sugar.

• Nasal congestion.

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