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Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection

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Manufacturer
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection is a medicine used to lower blood glucose levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It works by helping your body produce insulin and reducing the amount of sugar your liver makes.

Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection belongs to the GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide) group of diabetes medicines. It works by helping your body produce insulin and by reducing appetite. It also helps to reduce weight in some people. This medicine should be stored in a refrigerator until you need it but do not freeze it.

It is normally injected under the skin once daily. The dose will depend on your condition and what other diabetes medicines you are taking. It should be taken within one hour before the first meal of the day preferably the same meal each day. Your doctor or nurse will show you how and where to inject the medicine. Follow the instructions carefully.

Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor. If you do, your blood sugar levels may increase and put you at risk of serious complications. Remember that it is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet and regular exercise as advised by your doctor. Your lifestyle plays a big part in controlling diabetes.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and dizziness. It can also lead to low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) especially if you are also taking other medicines like insulin or sulphonylureas for treatment of diabetes. To prevent this, it is important to have regular meals and always carry a fast-acting source of glucose such as sugary candy or glucose candy with you.

Before using it, let your doctor know if you have any pancreas or stomach problems or severe dehydration (loss of body water) or diabetic ketoacidosis (too much acid in your blood). This medicine may not be suitable. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before using this medicine. If you experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar, do not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can do them safely.

Uses of Lyxumia Solution for Injection

Benefits of Lyxumia Solution for Injection

In Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection is an injectable medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. It helps reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

You will need to learn exactly how, where, and when to inject this insulin for it to be most effective. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Side effects of Lyxumia Solution for Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lyxumia

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

How to use Lyxumia Solution for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

How Lyxumia Solution for Injection works

Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from pancreas, decreases hormones that raise blood sugar levels, slows down digestion, and reduces appetite.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • If you have been prescribed insulin too, don't inject insulin and Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection at the same site.
  • Store unused pens in the refrigerator. However, after the first use, you can store it at room temperature for 14 days. 
  • Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection may cause stomach upset and nausea. To avoid it, eat smaller meals, limit fatty food intake and stop eating when you feel full.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you have severe and/or persistent upper abdominal pain and vomiting.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Glucagon-like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) Analogue
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lyxumia with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications like kidney or heart problems .online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
Diabetes mellitus type 2 required only ayurvedic medicine
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Go for allopathic medicine
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FAQs

Q. Is Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection the same as insulin?

No, Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection is not the same as insulin. Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection is a synthetic version of exendin-4 (a hormone). It attaches itself to beta-cells in the pancreas and releases insulin. This increased insulin helps to control blood sugar levels in patients with type II diabetes.

Q. Does Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection cause hypoglycemia?

Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection itself does not cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). However, it may cause low blood sugar when taken with other antidiabetic medicines or insulin.

Q. Is Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection safe?

Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection cause pancreatitis?

Yes, Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection may cause pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) in a few people. However, this is very rare and is one of the most serious side effects of Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection. This can happen any time during the course of treatment and can lead to hospitalization or even death. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or inability to eat as these side effects may be signs and symptoms of pancreatitis.

Q. How is Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection administered?

Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) twice daily, usually in the thigh, abdomen (stomach) or upper arm. Your doctor or nurse will show you how and where to inject the medicine. The dose will depend on your condition and what other diabetes medicines you are taking. It is to be used 60 minutes before the morning and evening meal (or two main meals of the day). Use Lyxumia 10 Solution for Injection as prescribed by the doctor and follow the instructions carefully.

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