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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

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.
Exapride starter 250 mcg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Exenatide(250 mcg)


Exapride starter 250 mcg injection is used along with diet, exercise and other medicines to improve blood sugar control in adults with type-2 diabetes mellitus.

How it works

Exapride starter 250 mcg injection is a glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist. It works by stimulating pancreatic beta-cells to secrete insulin when blood sugar levels are high, suppressing elevated glucagon secretion and slowing gastric emptying. This helps in reducing the sugar level in the blood.

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

  • Do not start exenatide and consult your doctor if you have problems with stomach emptying or food digestion, have had pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), kidney problems, thyroid C-cell tumors, if you are taking insulin, sulphonylurea or warfarin.
  • Exenatide should not be given to children and adolescents below 18 years of age.
  • You may lose weight too quickly (more than 1.5 kg/week) after exenatide injection. Seek medical advice in such case.
  • Exenatide when used in combination with sulphonylurea may reduce your ability to concentrate. Take caution while driving or operating heavy machinery.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for EXAPRIDE


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.

Top Medicines Prescribed with EXAPRIDE STARTER 250 MCG INJECTION


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