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What are the active ingredients in Qtern?

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com Last updated on Jun 25, 2019.

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Qtern is a combination drug that contains 10 mg of dapagliflozin and 5 mg of saxagliptin. Qtern is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Qtern is used in addition to diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults who have inadequate control with dapagliflozin or who are already treated with dapagliflozin and saxagliptin.

Dapagliflozin is classified as a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor and saxagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor. These agents have a complementary mechanism of action to control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes.

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