When should I call my doctor if I am taking saxagliptin?

If you take saxagliptin (Onglyza), a drug for type 2 diabetes, call your doctor right away if you experience signs of an allergic reaction. These include a rash or hives, swelling of the mouth, tongue, lips or face, hoarseness, trouble swallowing or breathing.

You also should call your doctor if you experience any side effects that require medical attention, such as an upper respiratory infection or a urinary tract infection, or if you develop any side effects that are worrisome or won’t go away.

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