Kombiglyze XR (metformin and saxagliptin) belongs to a class of drugs known as antidiabetic combinations. Kombiglyze XR is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Kombiglyze XR cannot be used to treat type 1 diabetes. Kombiglyze XRcan also be prescribed by a physicians for other conditions. Kombiglyze XR works by controlling the sugar levels that the body produces after eating.
Kombiglyze Xr is a medicine used in the treatment of diabetes. More specifically, the medicine is used for type 2 diabetes as it cannot be used to treat the type 1 variant. Kombiglyze Xr is composed of two active ingredients - metformin and saxagliptin, each of which works by different, yet complementary means.
Metformin reduces blood sugar production in the liver, while also serving to reduce the absorption of glucose from the intestines. Saxagliptin, in contrast, works by regulating insulin levels in the body. Together, these drugs help to control blood sugar levels.
Kombiglyze Xr is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include diarrhea, nausea, headache, and cold-like symptoms.