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Bydureon (Exenatide)and/or alternatives
Bydureon 2mgBydureon 2mg
Manufactured by: Lilly
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General Information on Bydureon
Bydureon is a long-acting form of exanatide. This medication belongs to the drug class of incretin mimetics, and it helps control blood sugar levels in the body. You can buy Bydureon for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Bydureon is available in the form of a white or off-white powder contained in a vial. The powder form has a strength Bydureon 2mg. This medicine is also available in the form of a ready-to-inject solvent, which would be colorless or pale yellow to brown in color.
Bydureon is prescribed in combination with other oral anti-diabetic agents when adequate blood sugar control could not be achieved with oral therapy alone. Oral medications combined with Bydureon include the following:
- a Thiazolidinedione
- a Sulphonylurea
- Metformin and a thiazolidinedione
- Metformin and a sulphonylurea
Side effects of Bydureon
The most common side effect of Bydureon is hypoglycemia, especially if you are taking sulphonylurea. Other very common side effects include diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting.
Less common side effects of Bydureon include reduced appetite, dizziness, headache, abdominal cramps or pain, flatulence and fatigue. Rare side effects associated with Bydureon include dehydration, accompanied by diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.
In extremely rare cases, an allergy to Bydureon may occur. Signs of an allergy would include breathing difficulties, swelling and the appearance of hives. You must not buy Bydureon if you have previously suffered from an allergy to it.
Dosage of Bydureon
The dosage and duration of treatment with Bydureon would be determined by your doctor, and you must follow the instructions given by your doctor exactly, even if it differs from the recommended dosage.
Only one dose of Bydureon 2mg is recommended to be administered in a week. If you are switching from the short-acting form of exanatide, like Byetta, to Bydureon, then you may experience an increase in blood sugar levels for a short period of time. This effect subsides after one or two week of Bydureon treatment.
If Bydureon is prescribed along with thiazolidinedione and/or metformin therapy, you may continue your dosage of these medicines after discussing and confirming it with you doctor. However, if Bydureon is prescribed along with sulphonylurea therapy, you have to lower the dose of the latter in order to reduce the risk of suffering from hypoglycemia.
The efficacy of Bydureon can be increased by having the drug administered on the same day of the week, every week. You can still change the day of the dosage if required, but the next dose has to be administered at least a day later. The time of the day when Bydureon is taken makes little difference, so you can have it administered at any time, and on an empty or full stomach.
If you miss your weekly dose of Bydureon, you must have it administered as soon you can. Once you have administered your Bydureon dose, you can continue with your regular dosing schedule. It must be kept in mind, however, that two doses of Bydureon must never be injected on the same day.
Treatment with Bydureon generally does not require any additional self-monitoring. You would be required to self-monitor your blood sugar levels frequently when you are also taking sulphonylurea.
Bydureon interacts with some medications, including HMG CoA reductase inhibitors, Warfarin, digoxin, lisinopril, ethinyl estradiol, levonorgestrel, etc. Make your doctor aware of all the medications you are currently taking.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.