A prescription drug called Onglyza 5mg Tablet is used to treat diabetes in people. It is a member of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor medication family. The active component, saxagliptin, is 5 milligrams per pill. The way this drug works is by raising the body's levels of incretin hormones, which assist in controlling blood sugar levels. This Onglyza 5mg Tablet helps persons with type 2 diabetes achieve better glycemic control by lowering blood sugar levels.