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Can I take Onglyza while I am pregnant?

Onglyza (saxagliptin) is classified as a Pregnancy Category B medication by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which means that it is probably safe to take during pregnancy. This classification means it did not harm a fetus when tested in pregnant animals but has not been tested in pregnant humans. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant while taking Onglyza, discuss your treatment with your doctor.

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