Information about Exenatide
Exenatide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
How Exenatide works
Exenatide 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.
Common side effects of Exenatide
Diarrhea, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Nausea, Vomiting
Expert advice for Exenatide
- If you have been prescribed insulin too, don't inject insulin and Exenatide at the same site.
- Store unused pens in the refrigerator. However, after the first use, you can store it at room temperature for 30 days.
- Exenatide may cause 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.