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Is onglyza (saxagliptin) safe for long term treatment? Possible pancreatitis and thyroid cancer? How to avoid pancreatitis, lactic acidosis, & ketoacidosis?

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Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Pancreatitis

No medication is safe.
However you should consult with your endocrinologist if you are unsure about taking this medication.

In brief: Pancreatitis

No medication is safe.
However you should consult with your endocrinologist if you are unsure about taking this medication.
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
Dr. Michel Kahaleh
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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Yes, but

There are potentially serious side effects from any medication.
You have listed the most serious, and rare. The key question to consider is the benefits and alternatives to this drug. Bring those concerns to your doctor. The labels warn of the worst, but don't give great insight to the benefits.

In brief: Yes, but

There are potentially serious side effects from any medication.
You have listed the most serious, and rare. The key question to consider is the benefits and alternatives to this drug. Bring those concerns to your doctor. The labels warn of the worst, but don't give great insight to the benefits.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
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