Onglyza and Alcohol Interaction

Onglyza and Alcohol

Onglyza generic name saxagliptin is known as an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels and works by regulating the levels of insulin your body produces after eating and is to be used for people with type 2 diabetes which is the non-insulin dependent type.

This drug is sometimes used in combination with other diabetic medications.

It is suggested that patients do not consume alcohol even moderate drinking while using this drug as the effectiveness of the drug may be affected resulting in low blood sugar levels.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using Naprelan advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis, have kidney disease or on dialysis.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, headache or stomach pain. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, pain or swelling when you urinate, swelling in your hands, ankles or feet, easy bruising or bleeding.If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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