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Review: could Onglyza cause Pancreatitis?

Summary: Pancreatitis is found among people who take Onglyza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

We study 2,676 people who have side effects while taking Onglyza from FDA and social media. Among them, 162 have Pancreatitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Pancreatitis and more.

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Onglyza has active ingredients of saxagliptin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Onglyza 2,713 users)


Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from Pancreatitis 31,685 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 2,676 people reported to have side effects when taking Onglyza. Among them, 162 people (6.05%) have Pancreatitis.

Trend of Pancreatitis in Onglyza reports

Time on Onglyza when people have Pancreatitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Onglyza * :


Age of people who have Pancreatitis when taking Onglyza * :


Severity of Pancreatitis when taking Onglyza ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Pancreatitis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (38 people, 23.46%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (36 people, 22.22%)
  3. Hyperlipidaemia (16 people, 9.88%)
  4. Swelling (12 people, 7.41%)
  5. Hypertension (4 people, 2.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (32 people, 19.75%)
  2. Aspirin (21 people, 12.96%)
  3. Synthroid (18 people, 11.11%)
  4. Lantus (17 people, 10.49%)
  5. Crestor (17 people, 10.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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