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    Information about Lixisenatide

    Lixisenatide uses

    Lixisenatide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

    How lixisenatide works

    Lixisenatide is an anti-diabetic medication. It works by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas, decreases hormones that raise blood sugar levels, slows down gastric emptying and reduces appetite.

    Common side effects of lixisenatide

    Nausea, Vomiting, Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) in combination with insulin or sulphonylurea, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Lixisenatide

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    Expert advice for Lixisenatide

    • Lixisenatide 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.
    • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If the next dose is within the 72 hours, then skip the missed dose.
    • Store the pen in the refrigerator. When refrigeration is not possible, you can also keep your pen at room temperature (less than 30°C) for upto 2 weeks.
    • Lixisenatide helps to control blood glucose levels and prevents long-term complications of diabetes.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines (if prescribed) along with Lixisenatide.

    Content on this page was last updated on 05 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)