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Xultophy (Insulin Degludec)

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Description

XULTOPHY (insulin degludec and liraglutide) is a combination medication prescribed to treat high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It should be used in addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control.

Directions

The doctor will determine the starting dose of XULTOPHY; the possible starting doses are:

  • 10 units insulin degludec and 0.36 mg liraglutide once daily
  • 16 units insulin degludec and 0.58 mg liraglutide once daily

The maximum daily dose is 50 units of insulin degludec and 1.8 mg of liraglutide once daily.

XULTOPHY is injected under the skin once daily at the same time each day. Rotate injection sites to lower the risk of lipodystrophy and localized cutaneous amyloidosis.

Ingredients

XULTOPHY contains two active ingredients mixed in the same solution.

The first ingredient is insulin degludec, long-acting insulin that works for 24 hours in most people.

The second ingredient is liraglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist. Liraglutide works by causing the pancreas to release extra insulin.

Interactions

Liraglutide slows down the movement of food through the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, it may affect the absorption of certain medications like:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Antibiotics
  • Oral contraceptives

XULTOPHY contains insulin, and any insulin treatment carries a high risk of hypoglycemia. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how to recognize hypoglycemia. The following medications can mask the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar:

  • Beta-blockers
  • Clonidine
  • Guanethidine
  • Reserpine

Some medications can raise or lower blood sugar in people with diabetes; examples include:

  • Alcohol
  • Atypical Antipsychotics
  • Corticosteroids
  • Disopyramide
  • Diuretics
  • Estrogens/Progesterones
  • Fibrates
  • Fluoxetine
  • Isoniazid
  • Lithium
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Niacin
  • Oral antidiabetic agents
  • Pentoxifylline
  • Phenothiazine derivatives
  • Pramlintide
  • Propoxyphene
  • Protease inhibitors
  • Salicylates
  • Somatostatin Analogues
  • Somatropin
  • Sulfonamide Antibiotics
  • Sympathomimetic agents
  • Thyroid replacement medication

Cautions

XULTOPHY insulin/GLP-1RA combination is contraindicated in people who have a personal or family history of Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC) or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2).

XULTOPHY is not indicated for diabetic ketoacidosis or type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Monitor blood sugar closely while taking XULTOPHY and tell your doctor about any lifestyle changes that could affect your blood sugar.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney disease, liver disease, cardiovascular disease, or gallbladder disease.

Side Effects

The most common adverse effects of Xultophy may include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Nausea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

Buy XULTOPHY insulin/GLP-1 receptor agonist combination from Canada Drugs Direct.

References

Xultophy [package insert] Plainsboro, NJ: Novo Nordisk; 2019.



IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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