Saxagliptin + Metformin
Information about Saxagliptin + Metformin
Saxagliptin + metformin uses
Saxagliptin+Metformin is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
How saxagliptin + metformin works
This is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Saxagliptin and metformin. Saxagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor which works by increasing the release of insulin from pancreas and decreasing the hormones that raise blood sugar levels. This reduces both fasting and postmeal sugar levels. Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.
Common side effects of saxagliptin + metformin
Nausea, Flatulence, Indigestion, Dizziness, Headache, Fatigue, Muscle pain, Upper respiratory tract infection, Sinus inflammation, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea