Belonging to a new type of diabetic drugs(DPP-4), Onglyza(Saxagliptin) and Kombiglyze(Saxagliptin/Metformin), were released to the public even after concerns of cardiovascular side effects. Both of these medications are used to help treat Type 2 diabetes. Onglyza was released following FDA approval in 2009, with Kombiglyze being a medication containing metformin and saxagliptin being released a year later.
AstraZeneca, the makers of Onglyza, were ordered by the FDA to preform a post marketing study. This was SAVOR, and studied over 16,000 users. The results of this showed a 27% increase chance of being hospitalized due to heart failure as a result of taking the medication.
Both Onglyza and Kombiglyze, were required to add warnings about the risk of heart failure. Additional, there are warnings about pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer
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