Every day we work harder to prove ourselves, to become better and to get selected for our desired jobs in respective fields. But, following our dreams, we forget about taking care of our healths and become patients of complicated diseases due to unhealthy diet and lack of exercise.
A surge in patients with type 2 diabetes has been noticed in the past few years. It has happened due to an unhealthy diet and routine.
This article is all about the medicine BYDUREON which helps in treating patients with type 2 diabetes.
WHAT IS BYDUREON?
BYDUREON is the name of a branded medication. BYDUREON is made up of a drug known as extended-release eventide. It is considered in the class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1(GPL-1) agonists.
WHY IS IT USED?
It is used for the improvement of blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes type 2, by making the pancreas of the patient produce insulin more rapidly.
This medicine is used to treat type 2 diabetes , not suggested for type 1 diabetes.
BYDUREON is suggested to be used along with a good diet and exercise to make improvements in blood sugar levels in adult patients with type 2 diabetes.
HOW IT IS TAKEN?
It comes in two forms:
1) A syringe.
2) A pen or we can say an injector with liquid suspension that can be injected under the skin of the patient.
INITIAL DOSE FOR ADULTS WITH DIABETES TYPE 2:
The patient should take 2 mg under the skin weekly.
The patient can get injected any time in the day. A patient can take an injection with or without meals.
If any dose gets a miss then you need to take the missed dose immediately whenever you remember about it . Do not take the missed dose if there are less than three days left in your next dose. Do not take two doses at a time as it can lead to life-threatening situations.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BYDUREON:
Following are the common side effects of BYDUREON:
The patient may feel a decreased appetite than usual.
Patients may feel dizziness and low energy or weakness.
Excessive sweating occurs in few individuals.
Few patients also feel nervousness or confusion.
These side effects at least take a couple of days or 2 weeks to fade away but, if the side effects are persistent and become severe, it is recommended to visit a doctor or pharmacist immediately.
RARE SIDE EFFECTS OF BYDUREON:
Rare side effects of the BYDUREON are following:
In rare situations, vomits can occur.
Diarrhea or severe constipation can happen.
A small bump appears where the medicine is injected.
If any allergic signs are shown, it is suggested to immediately visit the doctor without wasting any time.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding a baby, do let your doctor know about this. If you have any kidney, liver issues, make sure that you tell your doctor about this.