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In the US, Saxagliptin (saxagliptin systemic) is a member of the drug class dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors and is used to treat Diabetes, Type 2.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


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Therapeutic Category

Oral antidiabetic agent: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, gliptin

Chemical Names

(1S,3S,5S)-2-[(2S)-Amino(3-hydroxytricyclo[³,⁷]dec-1-yl)acetyl]-2-azabicyclo[3.1.0]-hexane-3-carbonitrile (USAN)

(1S,3S,5S)-2-{(2S)-2-amino-2-(3-hydroxyadamantan-1-yl)acetyl}-2-azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-3-carbonitrile (WHO)

2-Azabicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-3-carbonitrile, 2-[(2S)-amino(3-hydroxytricyclo[³,⁷]dec-1-yl)acetyl]-, (1S,3S,5S)- (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Saxagliptinum (Latin)
  • Saxagliptin (German)
  • Saxagliptine (French)
  • Saxagliptina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Saxagliptin (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • BMS 477118 (IS)
  • OPC-262 (IS)
  • UNII-8I7IO46IVQ (IS)
  • Saxagliptin Hydrochloride (OS: BANM)
  • UNII-Z8J84YIX6L (IS)

Brand Names

  • Onglyza
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Italy; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Norway
  • Kombiglyze XR (Saxagliptin and Metformin)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States
  • Onglyza
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Netherlands; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Taiwan; Bristol-Myers Squibb/AstraZeneca, Germany; PharmaSwiss, Croatia (Hrvatska); AstraZeneca, Switzerland; AstraZeneca, Finland; AstraZeneca, United Kingdom; AstraZeneca, Lithuania; AstraZeneca, Mexico; AstraZeneca, Philippines; Bristol Myers Squibb, Spain; Bristol Myers Squibb, Latvia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Austria; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Belgium; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Canada; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chile; Bristol-Myers Squibb, France; Bristol-Myers Squibb, United Kingdom; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Greece; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lithuania; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Slovenia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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