Bydureon Medication Information
Adults with type 2 diabetes may consider using BydureonTM (extended-release exenatide). This is a unique diabetes medication because the injection only has to be given once a week. The medication must be mixed immediately before use, and the injection is given just under the skin of the thigh, upper arm, or stomach.
As a type of incretin mimetic, Bydureon mimics the actions of incretin hormones in the body. This causes an increase in insulin production after meals and a decrease in the amount of glucose (sugar) produced by the liver. This medication also slows down digestion, helping to reduce the amount of food that people eat.
Before starting treatment with Bydureon, make sure to review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have certain allergies, a history of thyroid cancer, or certain gastrointestinal problems.
(Click Bydureon for more information on this medication, including how it works, details on its safety and effectiveness, and dosing guidelines.)