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What are the active ingredients in Qtern?

Medically reviewed by Judith Stewart, BPharm. Last updated on March 1, 2023.

Official answer


Qtern (dapagliflozin and saxagliptin) is a combination drug containing dapagliflozin and saxagliptin used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Dapagliflozin and saxagliptin have a complementary mechanism of action to control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes.

Qtern is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Qtern tablets are available in two strengths:

  • dapagliflozin 5 mg / saxagliptin 5 mg
  • dapagliflozin 10 mg / saxagliptin 5 mg

Qtern tablets are taken orally, once daily in the morning with or without food.

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