Generic Name: Exenatide
Brand Names: Bydureon
Bydureon (exenatide) is an injectable medicine for diabetes that benefits you to control levels of blood sugar. This medicine benefits your pancreas to produce insulin more proficiently. Bydureon is exenatide’s extended-release form.
Bydureon is consumed for the treatment of treat type 2 diabetes. Other diabetes drugs are occasionally used along with exenatide if required.
Bydureon (Exenatide) Uses
Exenatide is used alone or along with other medicines, and with a proper exercise and diet program, to control high blood sugar in persons having type 2 diabetes. Regulating high blood sugar benefits in the prevention of blindness, kidney damage, nerve complications, sexual function problems and loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes might also diminish your heart attack or stroke risk.
Exenatide is comparable to a natural hormone within your body (incretin). It works by producing insulin release in reaction to high levels sugar (like after a meal) and reducing the sugar amount that your liver makes.
Bydureon (Exenatide) Side Effects
Redness / swelling / itching at the injection site, nausea, tiredness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach upset or constipation may happen. Nausea typically diminishes as you keep on using exenatide. If any of these effects worsen or persist, promptly tell your physician or pharmacist.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: change in the amount of your urine, severe injection-site reactions (such as blisters, open wound, severe pain/swelling).
Bydureon (Exenatide) Precautions
Before consuming exenatide, consult pharmacist or doctor if you are sensitive to it; or if you have any other aversions. This medicine may comprise of inactive ingredients, which can produce allergic reactions or other complications. Consult your pharmacist for more information.
Before consuming this medication, let your doctor or pharmacist know about your medical history, particularly of: a pancreas (pancreatitis) disease, intestinal / stomach disorders (for example gastroparesis, digestion problems) or kidney disease.
Bydureon (Exenatide) Interactions
A product that might have an interaction with this drug is warfarin.
Beta-blocker medicines (for example propranolol, metoprolol, glaucoma eye drops for example timolol) may stop the pounding / fast heartbeat you would typically feel when your level of blood sugar falls too low (hypoglycemia).