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If I am pregnant, is it safe to take saxagliptin?

It isn't known if it's safe to take saxagliptin (Onglyza) during pregnancy. This drug, which is used to treat type 2 diabetes, hasn't been studied adequately in pregnant women. However, in lab animals high doses of saxagliptin caused slow growth and bone defects in developing fetuses. If your doctor prescribes saxagliptin and you're pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you should discuss whether the benefits of taking the drug outweigh the potential risks.

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