Do you need to lower your A1C while keeping other factors in mind?

ONGLYZA is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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For you, A1C may be just one of the factors you and your doctor have to think about. Your doctor may look at your medical history, what you're eating, and how active you are—in addition to medicine—to help lower your A1C.

How ONGLYZA has been shown to help in clinical studies

Clinical study results help doctors decide which medicine may be right for you. ONGLYZA has been tested in multiple clinical studies, including thousands of adult patients with type 2 diabetes. In these studies, ONGLYZA in addition to diet and exercise has been shown to lower A1C. Your results may vary.

Ask your doctor about clinical study results involving ONGLYZA and what the results could mean for you. Together, you can decide what action to take.


Do not take ONGLYZA if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Serious allergic reactions can occur with ONGLYZA and may include swelling of the face, lips or throat, difficulty swallowing or breathing, swelling of the skin, hives, rash, itching, flaking, or peeling. If you have these symptoms, stop taking ONGLYZA and contact your doctor right away.

Serious side effects can happen to people taking ONGLYZA, including inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) which may be severe and lead to death. Before taking ONGLYZA, tell your doctor if you ever had pancreatitis, gallstones, history of alcoholism, or high triglyceride levels. Stop taking ONGLYZA and contact your doctor right away if you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe and will not go away. The pain may be felt going from your abdomen through to your back. The pain may happen with or without vomiting. These may be symptoms of pancreatitis.

When ONGLYZA is used with certain other diabetes medicines to treat high blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin, the risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is higher. Symptoms of low blood sugar include shaking, hunger, sweating, headache, rapid heartbeat, change in mood, and change in vision. Follow your doctor's instructions for treating low blood sugar.

When ONGLYZA is used with a thiazolidinedione (TZD), such as pioglitazone or rosiglitazone, to treat high blood sugar, peripheral edema (fluid retention) may become worse. If you have symptoms of peripheral edema, such as swelling of hands, feet, or ankles, call your doctor.

The most common side effects with ONGLYZA include upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, and headache.

Your doctor should test your blood to measure how well your kidneys are working before and during treatment with ONGLYZA. You may need a lower dose if your kidneys are not working well.

Tell your doctor if you start or stop taking other medications, including antibiotics, antifungals or HIV/AIDS medications, as your doctor may need to change your dose of ONGLYZA.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or plan to become pregnant or breast-feed.


ONGLYZA is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

ONGLYZA should not be used to treat people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).

If you have had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), it is not known if you have a higher chance of getting pancreatitis while taking ONGLYZA.

Please read full Prescribing Information  and Medication Guide  for ONGLYZA.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


You may be eligible to save on ONGLYZA. Visit to activate your savings card or request your savings card if you are eligible.

Discuss A1C and other factors with your doctor

Our ONGLYZA Doctor Discussion Guide can help you find topics about type 2 diabetes that you want to discuss with your doctor.

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