Indications for BYDUREON:

Adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Limitations of Use:

Not recommended as first-line therapy for patients inadequately controlled on diet and exercise. Not a substitute for insulin. Not for treating type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. Not studied in combination with prandial insulin or with history of pancreatitis.

Adult Dosage:

Give by SC inj in abdomen, thigh, or upper arm; rotate inj sites. Inject immediately after mixing. 2mg once every 7 days (weekly). Switching from immed- or another ext-rel exenatide product: discontinue, then start Bydureon or Bydureon BCise.

Children Dosage:

Not recommended.

BYDUREON Contraindications:

History (personal or family) of medullary thyroid carcinoma. Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. History of drug-induced immune-mediated thrombocytopenia from exenatide products.

Boxed Warning:

Risk of thyroid C-cell tumors.

BYDUREON Warnings/Precautions:

Risk of thyroid C-cell tumors; inform patients of potential risk and symptoms. Do not share pens between patients. History of pancreatitis; consider other antidiabetics. Monitor for pancreatitis, drug-induced thrombocytopenia; discontinue if suspected; do not restart if confirmed. History of anaphylaxis or angioedema with another GLP-1 agonist; monitor closely. Risk of acute gallbladder disease; evaluate if cholelithiasis is suspected. Severe GI disorders, eGFR <45mL/min/1.73m2, ESRD: not recommended. Renal transplantation (monitor). Renal impairment. Elderly. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

See Also:

BYDUREON Classification:

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist.

BYDUREON Interactions:

Do not mix with insulins; avoid adjacent inj sites. Increased risk of hypoglycemia with concomitant insulin secretagogues (eg, sulfonylureas) or insulin; may need lower dose of these. May delay absorption of oral drugs (eg, acetaminophen). Monitor INR more frequently with warfarin.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, diarrhea, headache, vomiting, constipation, dyspepsia, inj site reactions (eg, pruritus, nodule); acute kidney injury, hypersensitivity reactions (discontinue if occur), possible antibody formation (glycemic response may be attenuated).

Generic Drug Availability:


How Supplied:

Single-dose pens—4 (each contains 1 Bydureon Pen + 1 needle); BCise single-dose autoinjectors—4

Pricing for BYDUREON

4 pens of 2mg/pen kit (Qty: 1)
Appx. price $764