- Are Ozempic and Bydureon the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Ozempic?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Bydureon?
- What Is Ozempic?
- What Is Bydureon?
- What Drugs Interact with Ozempic?
- What Drugs Interact with Bydureon?
- How Should Ozempic Be Taken?
- How Should Bydureon Be Taken?
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 that are different from Bydureon include abdominal pain.
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),
- itching at the injection site,
- a small bump (nodule) at the injection site, and
Serious side effects of Bydureon include:
- swelling in your neck or throat (enlarged thyroid), hoarse voice, trouble swallowing or breathing;
- swelling, weight gain, shortness of breath, urinating less than usual or not at all;
- drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, diarrhea;
- dull pain in your middle or lower back;
- severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back; or
- low blood sugar (headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, fast heart rate, or feeling jittery).
What Is Ozempic?
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.
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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AstraZeneca. Bydureon Drug Information.