What are the possible side effects of saxagliptin?

Possible side effects of saxagliptin (Onglyza), a prescription drug for type 2 diabetes, include upper respiratory tract infections (marked by stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat), urinary tract infections (which cause pain or burning during urination) and headaches.

Some people may develop an allergic reaction to saxagliptin. Symptoms include a rash or hives, swelling of the mouth, tongue, lips or face, and difficulty breathing or swallowing. Call your doctor right away if you develop these symptoms.

People who take saxagliptin along with insulin or other diabetes drugs may develop low blood sugar. Be sure to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly, and know the signs of low blood sugar so you can treat it quickly.

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