Drug Interactions With Saxagliptin
Saxagliptin Drug Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when saxagliptin is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Certain Antibiotics or Antifungals
Some antibiotics and antifungals may increase the level of saxagliptin in the bloodstream. As a result, a lower saxagliptin dosage (2.5 mg daily) is usually recommended for people taking such medications. Check with your healthcare provider before combining saxagliptin with such antibiotics or antifungals.
Certain Protease Inhibitors
Some protease inhibitors may increase the level of saxagliptin in the bloodstream. In most cases, a lower dosage of saxagliptin (2.5 mg daily) is recommended for use in combination with such protease inhibitors. Be sure to check with your healthcare provider before combining the diabetes medication with a protease inhibitor.
Because nefazodone may increase the level of saxagliptin in the bloodstream, a lower saxagliptin dose (2.5 mg daily) is usually recommended. Check with your healthcare provider before taking the diabetes drug and nefazodone together.
Saxagliptin may increase the risk of low blood sugar due to sulfonylurea diabetes medications. Your healthcare provider may need to lower the dosage of your sulfonylurea.
It is possible that not all drug interactions with saxagliptin were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions that may apply to you.