Ozempic vs. Bydureon

Are Ozempic and Bydureon the Same Thing?

Ozempic (semaglutide) and Bydureon (exenatide) are glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists indicated as adjuncts to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Side effects of Ozempic and Bydureon that are similar include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.

Side effects of Ozempic that are different from Bydureon include abdominal pain.

Side effects of Bydureon that are different from Ozempic include headache, itching and a small bump (nodule) at the injection site, and indigestion.

Both Ozempic and Bydureon may interact with insulin secretagogues or insulin, and other oral medications taken at the same time.

Bydureon may also interact with warfarin.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Ozempic?

Common side effects of Ozempic include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Bydureon?

Common side effects of Bydureon include:

  • nausea (especially when you first start using Bydureon),
  • diarrhea,
  • headache,
  • vomiting,
  • constipation,
  • itching at the injection site,
  • a small bump (nodule) at the injection site, and
  • indigestion.

Serious side effects of Bydureon include:

What Is Ozempic?

Ozempic (semaglutide) Injection is a glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

What Is Bydureon?

Bydureon (exenatide) is an incretin mimetic, which improves blood sugar control by mimicking the action of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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What Drugs Interact With Ozempic?

Ozempic may interact with an insulin secretagogue or insulin, and other oral medications taken at the same time. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Ozempic; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if Ozempic passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

What Drugs Interact With Bydureon?

Bydureon may interact with chlorpropamide, glimepiride, glipizide, glyburide, tolazamide, tolbutamide, levothyroxine, lithium, lovastatin, pimozide, cyclosporine, sirolimus, tacrolimus, theophylline, blood thinners, ergot medicines, seizure medications, or heart or blood pressure medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Bydureon; it is unknown if it will harm a fetus. It is unknown if Bydureon passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Breastfeeding while using Bydureon is not recommended.

How Should Ozempic Be Taken?

The initial dose of Ozempic is 0.25mg once weekly. After 4 weeks, increase the dose to 0.5 mg once weekly. If after at least 4 weeks additional glycemic control is needed, increase to 1mg once weekly.

How Should Bydureon Be Taken?

Bydureon (2 mg per dose) should be administered once every 7 days (weekly). The dose can be administered at any time of day, with or without meals.

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References

Novo Nordisk. Ozempic Product Information.
https://www.ozempic.com
AstraZeneca. Bydureon Drug Information.
https://www.bydureon.com

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