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Who should not take saxagliptin?

Very few people are not able to take saxagliptin (Onglyza), a drug used along with changes in diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. However, it hasn't been found safe or effective for children, so kids shouldn't take saxagliptin. Because too little research has been done to know if the drug is safe for developing fetuses or nursing infants, women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or who are breastfeeding, should talk to their doctor before taking saxagliptin.

Saxagliptin is not for people who have type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis, a side effect of very high blood sugar. And people should stop taking saxagliptin if they develop pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).

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