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Can You Get an Exenatide Prescription Online?

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June 3, 2019 Read Time - 5 minutes

Can You Get an Exenatide Prescription Online?

If you have type 2 diabetes, exenatide may be the right drug to help you live a healthier life. Click here to set up an appointment over the phone or on your computer with one of our trusted PlushCare doctors or continue reading find out more about exenatide.

What is Exenatide?

Exenatide is an injectable prescription drug used to reduce the level of sugar (glucose) in your blood. It is used to treat type 2 diabetes and may be right for helping you live comfortably.

Exenatide is also known by common brand names such as Bydureon and Byetta.

How Does Exenatide Work?

Exenatide belongs to a class of drug call incretin mimetics because it mimics the effects of your body’s naturally produced chemical, GLP-1. This hormone is responsible for triggering the release of insulin from the pancreas, as well as slowing the absorption of glucose from the gut. It also reduces the amount of glucose produced by the liver. These three actions work together to reduce the level of glucose in the blood and bring down your body’s sugar levels.

Exenatide Dosage and Treatment

The initial dose of exenatide is 5 mcg injected under the skin twice daily, approximately and hour before breakfast and dinner. It should not be taken after a meal and each dose should be injected in the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm.

The dose may increase to 10 mcg twice daily after several weeks of therapy, and you should always follow your doctor’s specific treatment plan for any and all prescription drugs.

Benefits of Exenatide

Exenatide can help you regain control over your blood sugar. In studies, exenatide helped patients achieve lower blood glucose levels and some experienced weight loss.

Reducing your blood sugar levels can slow the progression of diabetes and reduce the risk of nerve damage and cardiovascular disease. Medicine such as exenatide should used in tandem with proper dieting, exercise, and any other lifestyle tips your doctor may give you.

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Side Effects of Exenatide

Common side effects of exenatide include,

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

You may experience these common side effects more as your body initially reacts to the drug. Please tell your doctor is any of these side effects persist, and report any negative side effects to the FDA or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Serious side effects of exenatide should be reported to your doctor and may require immediate medical attention such as,

  • swelling in your neck or throat
  • hoarse voice, trouble swallowing or breathing
  • swelling or weight gain
  • shortness of breath
  • unusual changes in urine
  • drowsiness, confusion, mood changes
  • increased thirst
  • consistent diarrhea
  • dull pain in your middle or lower back
  • severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back
  • low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia which can lead to:
    • headache
    • hunger
    • weakness
    • sweating
    • confusion
    • irritability
    • dizziness
    • fast heart rate
    • feeling jittery

Stop using exenatide and seek medical help right away if you begin to display signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, itching, or swelling of the face tongue or throat.

Considerations and Precautions of exenatide

Find out if Exenatide is right for your needs by consulting a doctor online today. Always let your doctor know your complete medical history and any other medications you may be taking.

Exenatide Interactions

Drug interactions may occur when multiple drugs are taken at once. It is important for you and your doctor to know what drugs may interfere with exenatide in order to keep you safe.

Exenatide may interact with,

Do NOT drink alcohol while using exenatide. To avoid the adsorption of other drugs taken orally, it important to take medication one hour apart from exenatide.

Who Should NOT Take Exenatide?

Before starting exenatide, tell your doctor if you,

  • have medical problems with your pancreas, kidneys or liver.
  • have problems with your stomach or the digestion of food
  • are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeed

Can You Buy Exenatide Online?

The law requires you consult with a doctor to buy prescription drugs. Fortunately, PlushCare makes it simple to have an online doctor’s appointment to find out if exenatide is right for your health needs.

Our licensed doctors will help you find the right care either on the phone or over a video chat. If the doctor determines that exenatide (or a different prescription medication) is right for you, they can electronically send a prescription to your nearest pharmacy!

Getting started with PlushCare is simple. Just click here to make an appointment with one of our trusted doctors and get an exenatide prescription online.

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