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What are the ingredient drugs contained in Qternmet XR?

Medically reviewed by Judith Stewart, BPharm. Last updated on Feb 5, 2021.

Official Answer

by Drugs.com

Qternmet XR contains dapagliflozin, saxagliptin and metformin hydrochloride in an extended-release tablet formulation. It was used in the treatment of adults with type-2 diabetes, but has now been discontinued.

Qternmet XR was available as extended-release tablets in the following strengths:

  • dapagliflozin 2.5 mg / saxagliptin 2.5 mg / metformin hydrochlporide 1000 mg
  • dapagliflozin 5 mg / saxagliptin 2.5 mg / metformin hydrochlporide 1000 mg
  • dapagliflozin 5 mg / saxagliptin 5 mg / metformin hydrochlporide 1000 mg
  • dapagliflozin 10 mg / saxagliptin 5 mg / metformin hydrochlporide 1000 mg

Qternmet XR was the first combination containing all three drugs. Dapagliflozin, saxagliptin and metformin hydrochloride are also contained in single ingredient products and combinations containing two of the drugs.

Dapagliflozin is a sodium‑glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor. Dapagliflozin is also contained in the following single ingredient and combination drug products:

  • dapagliflozin (Farxiga)
  • dapagliflozin and saxagliptin (Qtern)
  • dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride (Xigduo XR)

Saxagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase‑4 (DPP‑4) inhibitor. Saxagliptin is also contained in the following single ingredient and combination drug products:

Metformin hydrochloride is a biguanide. Metformin hydrochloride is also contained in the following single ingredient and combination drug products:

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