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    What is Qtern used for?

    Qtern contains dapagliflozin and saxagliptin. These medications are oral diabetes medications that help to control the level of sugar in your blood. Dapagliflozin works to help the kidneys get rid of glucose from your bloodstream. Saxagliptin helps regulate the levels of insulin produced by your body after eating.

    Qtern is usually prescribed along side a diet and exercise regimen to improve blood sugar levels in adults who have type 2 diabetes.
    Qtern can also help lower the risk of death from heart failure, a stroke, or a heart attack in patients who have both type 2 diabetes mellitus and heart disease.
    Qtern is not for treating type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis.


    Qtern Information

    How to Use Qtern?

    Follow your doctor’s instructions exactly for Qtern. You should also read the medication guide that comes with Qtern when you first start it and whenever you get a refill.

    Qtern is usually taken once daily in the morning. Swallow the Qtern tablet whole, never chew, crush, or break the tablet. Your kidney function may need to be checked during treatment with Qtern. You can take this medication with or without food.

    You will need to check your blood sugar often while on Qtern and you may also need to test your levels of ketones in your urine.

    Qtern Drug Interactions

    Drug interactions with Qtern can affect how your medications work or put you at a greater risk for negative side effects. Some Qtern drug interactions must be avoided at all cost. However, some drug interactions with Qtern can be mitigated with precautions taken by your doctor.

    The following medications may interact with Qtern:

    This is not an exhaustive list of drug interactions with Qtern. Ensure you give a list of all your medications to your doctor. This list should include all of the prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as any herbal products and vitamins you may be taking. If you have further questions about drug interactions you can call us at 1-844-416-4282 and talk to a pharmacist for counseling on Qtern!

    What are Side Effects of Qtern?

    Along with the needed side effects of Qtern it can cause unwanted negative side effects. The most common side effects are usually mild and will go away as your body adjusts to this medication. However, some side effects are more serious and require medical attention. Before you start Qtern learn about the side effects and what to do when they occur.

    If the following side effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly:

    • Dizziness
    • Frequent urination
    • Lightheadedness

    Your doctor has assessed the risks and benefits of this medication and has prescribed it to you because they believe it is the best treatment option for you. Most people who use Qtern do not experience serious side effects.

    Tell your doctor immediately if you experience the following serious side effects:

    Signs of a urinary tract infection

        • Bloody/pink urine
        • Frequent and urgent need to urinate
        • Burning or painful urination
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    Signs of kidney problems

          • Change in the amount of urine
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    Joint pain

    Signs of heart failure

            • Swelling ankles and feet
            • Unusual tiredness
            • Shortness of breath
            • Sudden or unusual weight gain

    Unusual skin blisters

    If you have any of the following very serious side effects get immediate medical help:

    Unusual tiredness

    Signs of disease of the pancreas

            • Loss of appetite
            • Nausea or vomiting that doesn’t stop
            • Stomach or abdominal pain that can spread to the back
            • Trouble breathing

    Qtern may cause a new yeast infection in the penis or vagina. It can also cause Fournier’s gangrene (a rare but serious bacterial infection in the anal/genital area). If you have the following signs of a yeast infection tell your doctor:

    Vaginal yeast infection

            • Unusual burning/itching in the vaginal area
            • Vaginal odor/discharge
            • Yeast infection of the penis
            • Unusual discharge from the penis
            • Redness, itching, or swelling of the penis

    If you experience a fever or feeling unwell along with redness, swelling, or pain in or around the anal/genital area, get medical help right away.

    Qtern doesn’t usually cause hypoglycemia on it’s own. It may occur if Qtern is prescribed with other diabetes medications, or if you exercise unusually heavily or don’t consume enough calories from food.

    Watch out for the following symptoms of low blood sugar:

          • Shaking
          • Sweating
          • Blurred vision
          • Hunger
          • Fast heartbeat
          • Tingling hands/feet
          • Dizziness

    If you experience these symptoms of low blood sugar you should consume a quick source of sugar such as glucose tablets or gel, non-diet soda, honey, candy, or fruit juice. To prevent low blood sugar try not to skip meals and eat on a regular basis.

    If you are experiencing increased urination/thirst that may be a symptom of high blood sugar. This should be reported to your doctor right away as your dose may need to be increased.

    A serious allergic reaction to Qtern is rare. If you experience the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction get immediate medical attention:

          • Itching or swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
          • Trouble breathing
          • Rash
          • Trouble breathing

    This is not a complete list of potential side effects. If you notice negative effects not listed above once you start Qtern talk to your doctor as soon as possible. If you have other questions regarding side effects you can talk with our licensed pharmacists by call us to be transferred for counselling.

    Disclaimer: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using Prescription Drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Qtern online. Do not use the information here to ignore or contradict advice provided by a licensed medical professional. Always seek medical advice if you have any questions or concerns about this medication.