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Saxagliptin/Metformin ER

When and How to Take Saxagliptin/Metformin ER

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with saxagliptin/metformin ER include the following:
  • Saxagliptin/metformin ER comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day with the evening meal.
  • Swallow the tablets whole; never chew, crush, break, or dissolve them.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of saxagliptin/metformin ER your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How well your diabetes is controlled
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Saxagliptin/Metformin ER Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Saxagliptin/metformin ER can potentially react with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Saxagliptin/Metformin ER).

Overdose Information

People who take too much saxagliptin/metformin ER may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Low blood sugar
  • Lactic acidosis, due to the metformin component (see Metformin and Lactic Acidosis)
  • Fainting
  • Shakiness
  • Fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Muscle pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Feeling cold
  • Dizziness
  • Slow or irregular heartbeat.
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Kombiglyze XR Overdose for more information.)
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