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EXENATIDE is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine may be used with other oral diabetes medicines. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Bydureon is around $664.09, 16% off the average retail price of $795.14. Compare GLP-1 agonists.
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Byetta vs. Bydureon: What’s the Difference?

Roni Shye
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Byetta and Bydureon are both used for type 2 diabetes, but with similar names and active ingredients, it’s hard to know which one is better. Here are the advantages and disadvantages, for both.

What are Byetta and Bydureon for?

Byetta and Bydureon are injectable medications used to treat type 2 diabetes. Even though they are injectables, they are not insulins. Both Byetta and Bydureon have the same active ingredient, exenatide, which is a GLP-1 receptor agonist, a type of drug that increases how much insulin your pancreas releases. See More

Trulicity vs. Victoza vs. Bydureon — Which is Better for Diabetes?

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Trulicity, Victoza, and Bydureon all belong to a newer class of non-insulin diabetes medications known as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonists that improve blood sugar control and may lead to weight loss. They were each approved by the FDA in the last decade, and increase how much insulin the pancreas makes in response to high glucose levels.

Which drug is the most effective?

Trulicity (dulaglutide), approved in 2014, is the newest out of these three drugs. See More

New FDA Approval for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

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Not all injectable diabetes medications contain insulin.  A newer class of medications used for people with type 2 diabetes are considered non-insulin injectables and include drugs like Byetta, Victoza, Bydureon, and Trulicity.

Recently the FDA approved, Ozempic, a new non-insulin injectable for people with type 2 diabetes.

What is Ozempic indicated for?

Ozempic is a medication to be used in addition to a healthy diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. See More

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Will Soon Be Unavailable

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On July 26, 2017, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced that they would be discontinuing the manufacturing and sales of Tanzeum, their once-weekly injection for type 2 diabetes.

A pharmaceutical company can decide to discontinue a medication for many reason reasons. Just like any other business, if a product does not sell as expected, the company can decide to stop making it—and this just what happened with Tanzeum. See More

Adlyxin for Diabetes Type 2 Now Available in Pharmacies

Roni Shye
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Back in July, the FDA approved Adlyxin for diabetes type 2, and it is now available in pharmacies!

When people think about injectable diabetes medications, the first thing that comes to mind tends to be insulin medications like Humalog (insulin lispro) or Lantus (insulin glargine). However, the FDA has been approving many new non-insulin products recently, like Victoza and Byetta, and now Adlyxin!

What is Adlyxin indicated for?

Adlyxin is a GLP-1 agonist, a hormone that helps stimulate the production of insulin and normalize blood sugar levels. See More

FDA Approves Soliqua for Type 2 Diabetes

Roni Shye
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As 2016 comes to a close, we have some news in the world of diabetes medications! The FDA has recently released Soliqua 100/33, a combination medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes can be very tricky and hard to control. Therefore, the discovery and approval of these new oral and injectable medications are important for healthcare providers and their patients.

What is Soliqua 100/33 indicated for?

Soliqua 100/33 is prescribed to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, in conjunction with diet and exercise. See More

5 Ways to Save More on Your Diabetes Meds

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More than 29 million Americans have diabetes. That’s more than 10% of the US—and that number continues to rise. More than 1.7 million adults were diagnosed with diabetes in 2012 alone.

Fortunately, several new medications for diabetes have recently been approved—Toujeo (a new insulin product), Synjardy (a new combination of empagliflozin/metformin) and others. These new drugs provide several benefits such as fewer side effects or foolproof self-dosing with an insulin pen. See More

50+ Drugs Dropped by Insurance in 2016, Including Viagra and Qsymia

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It’s that time again—the new lists of covered and excluded drugs on next year’s insurance plans are out, and it doesn’t look great. For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name and generic drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2016.

Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing about 20 – 30 drugs each from their national preferred formularies at the end of 2015. See More

How Long Should You Keep Insulin Pens?

Roni Shye
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Did you read our blog on insulin vials and think to yourself, does this apply to my insulin pens too? If so, this post is for you!

With so many different insulin and insulin-like products out there these days it can be hard keep track of how long each of these pens stays good.

Depending on your dose, you may still have insulin left in your pen at the manufacturer-recommended time to throw it away. See More

How Long Should You Keep Your Open Insulin Vials?

Roni Shye
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With so many different insulin and insulin-like products out there these days it can be hard to keep track of when your vial should be tossed.

Depending on your dose, you may still have insulin left in your vial by the manufacturer-recommended time to throw it away. If this sounds like a familiar situation, know that it is important to throw away your vial regardless of whether you have any leftover. See More

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