SAXAGLIPTIN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Onglyza (saxagliptin) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I was diagnosed about a year ago and put on Onglyza. It worked well, keeping my blood sugar at a normal level. About 6 months ago my Dr lowered my dose from 5 mg once a day to 2.5 mg per day. Still great blood sugars. About a month ago he stopped all meds and my sugar climbed up, so back on Onglyza 5 mg once a day. Last week my sugar went to 300-400, even my fasting levels. So today I went in an was immediately given a shot of insulin, prescribed Tresiba and an oral med with Metformin in it. Can’t figure out why Onglyza stopped working for me. But it did. Very unhappy now.”

Jenyj January 26, 2017

Onglyza (saxagliptin) for Diabetes, Type 2: “My readings have been basically the same as they were without this medicine. I also have been having a lot more cravings than I have had in the past. I don’t know if it’s just a coincidence or a side effect of the medication. Either way, I can’t continue to pay for an expensive med that doesn’t show me any positive results.”

TeacherGirl1983 August 25, 2016

Onglyza (saxagliptin) for Diabetes, Type 2: “This medication was a nightmare for me… less than an hour after taking the first pill, I had fever and chills that never left me for the 10 days I took that medecine. I felt horrible, exhausted (my body was fighting against fever all the time), got headaches, joint pain, back pain… I could not take it after 10 days…”

Billyjeane (taken for less than 1 month) May 20, 2016

For Diabetes, Type 2: “I’ve been taking Saxagliptin for about 10 days. Ive noticed side and back aches, It is annoying and it feels like kidney pain. I’ve been doing pretty well with diabetes before this prescription so I will discontinue use.”

Turro1946 (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2016

Onglyza (saxagliptin) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I’ve been a diabetic for two years. The first year my numbers were maxing out my meter. At 9 months I started on low dose of onglazia. I started feeling better. Then by 1 full year as diabetic I was taking a slightly higher dose. I ve dropped 50lbs with the metformin and onglazia combined. Now at two years of taking onglazia my AIC is 5.7 and my average blood sugar is 119. I have just been told doc wants to take me off onglazia. She’s concerned my numbers are to low and is even planning on getting me off metformin. I am scared to of that. I’m finally feeling like my old self. Even at $35 a month onglazia is so worth the cost!”

amejo January 23, 2016

Onglyza (saxagliptin) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Onglyza has worked great for me with a A1c of 6.5 and fasting blood glucose level of usually around 105-115. However. Since losing my insurance have not been able to afford and my blood glucose is now higher with a fasting of 125-140. Good news, the manufacturer has a financial assistance program and I have just received free 90 day Onglyza! Praise The Lord!”

Cindysue May 6, 2013

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