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Is it safe to take onglyza while pregnant?

Is it safe to take onglyza while pregnant?

Category B: It is considered a category b, which means no risk or adverse fetal effects have been shown but no controlled human first trimester studies are available to confirm. There does not appear to be a risk in the second or third trimester. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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I'm taking onglyza 2.5mg and metformin 500mg for a month now. Is this safe? I want to be off these medicines. Will I be cured if taking them?

I'm taking onglyza 2.5mg and metformin 500mg for a month now.  Is this safe?  I want to be off  these medicines.  Will I be cured if taking them?

No cures: Metformin, available for almost 50 years is very safe in people with good kidney function. The dpp4s - of which Onglyza is one - have been implicated in pancreatitis, and pancreas and thyroid cancers. Talk to your doctor if you are worried. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 5 metformin pills & 5 onglyza pills on 1 day and take a break for 5 days while fasting?

Is it safe to take 5 metformin pills & 5 onglyza pills on 1 day and take a break for 5 days while fasting?

Absolutely not!: There is no rationale for taking metformin or Onglyza in that fashion and taking such large amounts all at once may lead to toxic side-effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take onglyza and metformin at the same time?

Is it safe to take onglyza and metformin at the same time?

Yes: They are a good combination. There is also a pill that combined both of them together called kombiglyze that is fda-approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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I found onglyza may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?

I found onglyza may be bad for the pancreas (negative cell multiplication leading to pancreatitis or cancer). Is this drug safe to take?

yes if appropriate: There was a huge trial on this drug just got published and no increased risk of pancreatitis or cancer was found. The rate of pancreatitis was 0.3% for both placebo and Onglyza group. ...Read more

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Is onglyza safe for long-term treatment? Has anyone gotten cancer or severe complications from it?

Is onglyza safe for long-term treatment?  Has anyone gotten cancer or severe complications from it?

Generally safe.: Onglyza is not associated with cancer. There are reports of pancreatitis with Onglyza and the other dpp-4 inhibitors but that is considered infrequent. Generally Onglyza is well tolerated and not associated with significant long term side effects. ...Read more

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How does drug get its name? Why does it sometimes have two names, e.G. Onglyza & saxagliptin?

Trade Name/Clinical: Saxaglipitin is the chemical name which presumably was named by the drug company who created it. Onglyza 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