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Is exenatide (Bydureon, Byetta) medication for diabetes?

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Exenatide was the first GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) drug approved by the FDA. Byetta came first. You take it as a shot twice daily. Bydureon is the newer, extended-release version, which you inject once a week. You can't take both drugs.

SOURCES:

Nathan D. , January 2009.  Diabetes Care

Chiara Rossi M. . 2009. Acta Biomed

American Diabetes Association: "Other Injectable Medications."

Jones M. . June 2007. American Family Physician

UC Davis Health System: "Other injectable medications for diabetes."

Parks M. , 2010. New England Journal of Medicine

Meade L. , December 2009. Journal of Pharmacy Practice

FDA: "Byetta (exenatide) -- Renal Failure."

UpToDate: “Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicty web site.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 9, 2018

SOURCES:

Nathan D. , January 2009.  Diabetes Care

Chiara Rossi M. . 2009. Acta Biomed

American Diabetes Association: "Other Injectable Medications."

Jones M. . June 2007. American Family Physician

UC Davis Health System: "Other injectable medications for diabetes."

Parks M. , 2010. New England Journal of Medicine

Meade L. , December 2009. Journal of Pharmacy Practice

FDA: "Byetta (exenatide) -- Renal Failure."

UpToDate: “Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicty web site.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 9, 2018

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