Onglyza contains the active substance Saxagliptin.
Saxagliptin is used in mixture with metformin, a sulfonylurea (e.g., gliclazide, glyburide), or insulin to improve blood sugar levels. It is used by people with type 2 diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent nerve problems, kidney damage, blindness, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Saxagliptin resides to the group of diabetes medications called DPP-4 inhibitors. Saxagliptin helps by increasing levels of natural substances called incretins. Incretins help to control blood sugar by increasing insulin release, especially after a meal. They also decrease the amount of sugar your liver makes.