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How does saxagliptin (Onglyza) work?

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Saxagliptin boosts insulin levels when blood sugars are too high, and tells the liver to cut back on making sugars. Your doctor may call this type of drug a "DPP-IV inhibitor." These drugs do not cause weight gain. You may take them alone or with another drug, like metformin.

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News release, FDA.  . . WebMD Health News: "FDA Restricts Use of Diabetes Drug Avandia." News release, FDA.  




PDR.netAmerican Heart Association

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 18, 2019

SOURCES: 

News release, FDA.  . . WebMD Health News: "FDA Restricts Use of Diabetes Drug Avandia." News release, FDA.  




PDR.netAmerican Heart Association

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 18, 2019

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