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Updated on 24 Apr 2024

Learn more about exenatide extended-release

What dosages is exenatide extended-release available in?

What dosages is exenatide extended-release available in?

exenatide extended-release is available as an extended-release injectable suspension: 2 mg of exenatide in a 0.85 mL single-dose autoinjector.

What is exenatide extended-release used for?

What is exenatide extended-release used for?

exenatide extended-release is a GLP-1 receptor agonist that is used to treat type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise (adults and children age 10 years and older) – exenatide extended-release only.

How does exenatide extended-release work?

How does exenatide extended-release work?

exenatide extended-release is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. It acts like GLP-1, a hormone that tells your body to release insulin after you eat. Also like GLP-1, exenatide blocks your liver from releasing sugar into your blood. These actions help control and maintain blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

How do I take exenatide extended-release?

How do I take exenatide extended-release?

The typical dose of exenatide extended-release is 2 mg injected under the skin once a week at any time of day with or without meals.

Is it safe for me to take exenatide extended-release?

Is it safe for me to take exenatide extended-release?

exenatide extended-release is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2.

exenatide extended-release Common Side Effects

exenatide extended-release Common Side Effects

Common side effects of exenatide extended-release:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Injection-site lump
  • Constipation
exenatide extended-release Serious Side Effects

exenatide extended-release Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with exenatide extended-release. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe allergic reaction: rash, hives, trouble breathing, swelling of the face or throat
  • Thyroid cancer: lump in the throat, pain in the neck, jaw, or ear, hoarseness, trouble swallowing or breathing
    Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis): pain, swelling, or tenderness in the stomach, fever, nausea, vomiting, fast heartbeat
  • Low blood sugar: headache, drowsiness, weakness, hunger, fast heart beat, dizziness, confusion, anxiety, sweating, blurred vision, slurred speech
  • Serious kidney injury: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, changes in urinary frequency, swelling in legs or ankles, tiredness, shortness of breath
  • Serious bleeding problems: unusual bleeding, bleeding when you brush your teeth, easy bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on exenatide extended-release

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on exenatide extended-release

The following medications may interact with exenatide extended-release:

  • May impact absorption of orally administered medications.
  • Warfarin: Postmarketing reports with exenatide of increased international normalized ratio (INR) sometimes associated with bleeding. Monitor INR frequently until stable upon initiation of exenatide extended-release therapy
Who makes exenatide extended-release?

Who makes exenatide extended-release?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is exenatide extended-release safe in pregnancy?

Is exenatide extended-release safe in pregnancy?

exenatide extended-release may harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while using exenatide extended-release. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to control your blood sugar if you plan to become pregnant or while you are pregnant.

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