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EXAPRIDE STARTER 250 MCG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 1536 for 1 vial(s) (1 ML injection each)
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Composition for EXAPRIDE

Exenatide(250 mcg)

food interaction for EXAPRIDE

alcohol interaction for EXAPRIDE

pregnancy interaction for EXAPRIDE

lactation interaction for EXAPRIDE

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Exapride starter 250 mcg injection at a fixed time.
Taking exenatide with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Exapride starter 250 mcg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for EXAPRIDE

Exenatide(250 mcg)

Uses

Exapride starter 250 mcg injection is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Exapride starter 250 mcg injection increases the amount of insulin released by the pancreas in order to lower the blood glucose.

Common side effects

Gastrointestinal discomfort, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Belching, Fall in blood sugar level, Fatigue, Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, Headache, Indigestion, Injection site itching, Injection site rash, Injection site redness, Loss of appetite, Nausea, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness

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Expert advice for EXAPRIDE

  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. A planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • It should be injected under the skin and not into the veins or muscles.
  • Exenatide does not help patients who have type 1 diabetes. 
  • Use this medicine at any time within  60 minutes before your meal. 
  • Do not use this medicine after your meal. 
  • If you have severe problem with slow stomach emptying (gastroparesis) or food digestion, then the use of this medicine is not recommended. 

Frequently asked questions for EXAPRIDE

Exenatide

Q.Is exenatide insulin?
Exenatide is not insulin. Exenatide is synthetic version of exendin-4 (a hormone) and works by stimulating pancreatic beta-cells to secrete insulin when blood sugar levels are high

Q.Is exenatide safe?
Exenatide is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does exenatide cause hypoglycemia?
Exenatide itself does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), but may cause low blood sugar when taken with other antidiabetic medicines

Q.How does exenatide cause pancreatitis?
Few patients can suffer from pancreatitis

Q.How is exenatide administered?
Exenatide is administered as 2 mcg subcutaneous injection once weekly

Q.How is exenatide metabolized?
It is not metabolized in body and excreted unchanged in urine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)