Information about Lixisenatide

    Lixisenatide uses

    Lixisenatide is used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

    How lixisenatide works

    Lixisenatide works by stimulating the pancreas to secrete more insulin when blood sugar levels are high. It also lowers the sugar hormone (glucagon) and slows the emptying of the stomach. Insulin lowers blood sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy.

    Common side effects of lixisenatide

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

    Available Medicine for Lixisenatide

    • ₹4114
      Sanofi India Ltd
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Lixisenatide

    • The dose can be administered at any time of day, with or without meals.
    • It is injected under the skin (subcutaneous injection) of your stomach area (abdomen) or upper leg (thigh). If the injection is given by someone else, they may inject in your upper arm.
    • Do not change the dose without consulting your doctor.
    • Report to your doctor if you experience abdominal pain while taking this medicines.
    • If a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as possible if there are at least 3 days (72 hours) until the next scheduled dose. If less than 3 days remain before the next scheduled dose, the missed dose should be skipped and the next dose should be administered on the regularly scheduled day. In each case, patients can then resume their regular once weekly dosing schedule.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 August, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)