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People with type 2 diabetes may take the drug saxagliptin/metformin ER to treat this condition. The medication, which comes in tablet form, is generally taken once a day with the evening meal. It works by lowering blood sugar levels and providing better control over them. Most people have no problems with it; however, side effects are possible, such as nausea, headaches, and diarrhea.
What Is Saxagliptin/Metformin ER?Saxagliptin/metformin ER (Kombiglyze™ XR) is a prescription diabetes medication approved to treat type 2 diabetes in adults. It is a long-acting combination medication that contains two different diabetes medications.
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Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, saxagliptin/metformin ER may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects seen with saxagliptin/metformin ER include but are not limited to:
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs), such as a bladder infection
- Nausea and vomiting.
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