What should I tell my doctor?TOP
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- gallbladder disease
- history of alcohol abuse problem
- history of pancreatitis
- episodes of hypoglycemia
- kidney disease or if you are on dialysis
- liver disease
- previous swelling of the tongue, face, or lips with difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, or tightening of the throat
- stomach problems
- an unusual or allergic reaction to insulin, lixisenatide, metacresol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this drug?TOP
This medicine is for injection under the skin of your upper leg, stomach area, or upper arm. Use once a day within 60 minutes (1 hour) before the first meal of the day. Use at the same time each day. You will be taught how to prepare and give this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed.
Always check the appearance of your medicine before using it. This medicine should be clear and colorless like water. Do not use it if it is cloudy, thickened, colored, or has solid particles in it.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?TOP
It is important not to miss a dose. Your health care professional or doctor should discuss a plan for missed doses with you. If you do miss a dose, follow their plan. Do not take double doses.
Where should I store this drug?TOP
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store unopened pen in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze or use if the medicine has been frozen. Replace the pen cap after each use to protect from light. After you first use the pen, store it at room temperature 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Do not refrigerate. Throw away your used pen 14 days after first use or after the expiration date, whichever comes first.
Do not store your pen with the needle attached. If the needle is left on, medicine may leak from the pen.