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Exenatide (Byetta) is an expensive drug used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine may be used with other oral diabetes medicines. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for Byetta. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Byetta is around $711.98, 18% off the average retail price of $878.23. Compare GLP-1 agonists.
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Byetta vs. Bydureon: What’s the Difference?

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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

Why Taking Your Medications for These Common “Silent” Diseases is Important

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If you’ve ever been afraid to show up at your doctor’s office because you’ve been “bad” then this post is for YOU!  You may think your doctor is “pushing medications on you” especially if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms of the condition they are treating you for. However, their reasoning is not without sound medical and professional judgment. 

One of the many reasons you might receive a lecture about the importance of taking your medications is due to the progressive nature of many diseases if not properly treated. 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

Could Your Diabetes Injection Soon Be Available in Pill Form?

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New medications used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes are popping up left and right. From 2013-2016 there have been 15 new oral and injectable medications approved for the treatment of diabetes alone.

One new class of medications that you might have seen are GLP-1 agonists. This class includes injection drugs like Byetta, Victoza, and Trulicity to name a few.

What’s noteworthy about this class? There’s a possibility that we might see some oral GLP-1 inhibitors soon! This could mean no more painful injections. See More

Adlyxin for Diabetes Type 2 Now Available in Pharmacies

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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

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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

How Long Should You Keep Insulin Pens?

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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

New Bydureon Pen for Diabetes Now Available

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The FDA recently approved a new PEN form of diabetes injection Bydureon (exenatide), which is gaining popularity and causing mix-ups at the pharmacy.

The existing Bydureon vial and the new pen contain the same medication, but the two forms are not interchangeable—your pharmacist will need to fill the form your doctor has prescribed.

What is Bydureon?
Bydureon is a non-insulin injection used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, along with proper diet and exercise. See More

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