Lyxumia is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) lixisenatide. On this page you will find out more about Lyxumia, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: lixisenatide
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Lyxumia 10 microgram/dose injection solution, 14 doses
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
LYXUMIA is indicated for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus to achieve glycaemic control in combination with metformin, metformin and sulphonylurea, basal insulin and metformin, basal insulin and sulphonylurea when these, together with diet and exercise, do not provide adequate glycaemic control (see sections CLINICAL TRIALS and PRECAUTIONS (Risk of Hypoglycemia)) for available data on the different combinations.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||clear, colourless solution|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Subcutaneous|
1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Do not Freeze,Do Not use if Colour Changes,Do NOT use if there is crystallisation,Protect from direct sunlight,Protect from Light,Protect from light after opening|
|Life time||24 Months|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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