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I currently take onglyza (saxagliptin) 5mg and vytoryn 10/20...can I safely take luvox with these medications?
Trade Name/Clinical: Saxaglipitin is the chemical name which presumably was named by the drug company who created it. Onglyza (saxagliptin) is the brand or trade name saxaglipitin was marketed under. Trade names are chosen for their uniqueness, and drug companies usually undergo extensive public evaluations to determine their acceptance by the public they will be marketed to. ...Read more
I take onglyza (saxagliptin) 2.5 mg for 2 years. I'm worried about pancreatitis. Is the drug safe? I'm very tired of having the disease.
Can latuda be safely used with onglyza (saxagliptin) and tegretol..Do adjustments need to be made to either drugs....Seems may be interactions?
Tegretol interaction: The big problem yes with the tegretol which greatly lowers the blood levels of both Latuda and onglyza (saxagliptin). Your doctor would undoubtedly have to reconsider the use of tegretol, perhaps use Depakote or lithium or no mood stabilizer instead since Latuda is approved for mono therapy in bipolar depression. You've been juggling a lot of interactions between the tegretol and the Lamictal and your diabetes medications. You may be able to simplify things greatly with the addition of latuda. Best wishes and feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. Dr. J. ...Read more
Do you know any diabetic drug for type 2? I've used onglyza, (saxagliptin) metformin and now glumetza. They all gave me pain.
Type 2 Diabetes meds: There are 6 classes of oral diabetes meds with multiple meds in each class leaving > 20 oral meds to choose from; i'm sure any primary care physician can find ones for you that you will tolerate and control your diabetes. There also several injectable meds not including insulin, which is the most "natural" way to treat diabetes. ...Read more
My body doesn't tolerate diabetic drugs. I was on onglyza (saxagliptin) and metformin and changed to glumetza 2 days ago and already not responding well.What to do?
Insulin: Might be your only help i you can't tolerate any medication. It is natural and there is no one who can't tolerate insulin. But uncontrolled diabetes will prematurely kill you either by you kidneys, a heart attack, stroke , or before that make you blind. You really need to work with your doctor for your benefit ! ...Read more
Is there a generic drug that compares to onglyza (saxagliptin)? It's very costly. I also take metformin 500 tid & glucotrol ER 10 bid.
No: Unfortunately not. The best way to reduce the cost of medicines for type 2 diabetes is to work on your diet and lose weight so you can be weaned off of some of your medicines. Talk with your doctor about diabetes education classes or seeing a nutritionist. Also, make sure you are exercising, it helps your body's tissues use the glucose in your blood and helps control your blood sugar. ...Read more
I found onglyza (saxagliptin) may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?
Type II diabetic for1 yr . Lost 50 lbs. Thru exercise, diet. Am taking metformin, onglyza, (saxagliptin) lipitor. Is there hope that i can get off these drugs?
Approximately yes: It may be approximately but no comparitve studies have been done. Sexaglyptine sold under brand name Onglyza (saxagliptin) has staring dose 2.5 mgm and maximum dose 5mgm.And sitaglyptin sold under brand name januvia starting dose is 50 mgm and maximum dose of 100 mgm daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I qm takng onglyza (saxagliptin) 5 mg once a day. Is there any problem if i swith to sitagliptin 100 mg once a day?
Should not be: But double check with your doc before switching. Better be safe and know all the details about you. ...Read more
Possibly: Luvox (fluxoxamine, an SSRI) is predominantly metabolized in the liver. it can inhibit (slow down) cytochromes in the liver, which r used 2 metabolize other drugs. This would have the effect of increasing the circulating levels of certain other meds. taking Luvox can increase the blood level of vytorin (ezetimibe and simvastatin) or onglaza. Discuss potential interactions with ur doc & determine the best treatment 4 u :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does onglyza (saxagliptin) have only 2.5mg & 5mg while metformin has 500mg & 1000mg? Why is there big difference in terms of chemical amount?
Two different compou: These are two different compounds and belong to different group of medicines, and their effectiveness is based on different dosage.All meds are different compounds and different dosage. ...Read more