Bydureon patient assistance program
Have you been prescribed Bydureon? Do you need assistance paying for your medication? With our help, you could get your Bydureon prescription for a flat fee of $49 per month.*
We help you enroll in patient assistance programs for prescription medications, including Bydureon. We’ll handle the full enrollment process for you, helping you with affordable ongoing access to the medications you need.
Your monthly Bydureon cost savings if eligible
With our help, you could get your Bydureon prescription for a flat monthly fee of $49 per month.
Am I eligible for the Bydureon patient assistance program?
Prescription Care will review your eligibility for Bydureon assistance individually. At this stage it’s important to note the main factors considered by most programs are:
How do I apply for the Bydureon patient assistance program?
Our process makes it simple to apply for the Bydureon patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application. Let us know about any medications you’re taking, including Bydureon, as well as details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income.
Once we determine that you may be eligible for assistance, we’ll handle the full enrollment process for you, and will request your Bydureon medication refills for up to 12 months.
Is Prescription Care a Bydureon coupons provider?
Prescription Care is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Bydureon patient assistance program. This means that we are not a Bydureon coupon, a Bydureon discount card, or a Bydureon copay card provider. We don’t offer printable Bydureon manufacturer coupons, Bydureon discounts, rebates, Bydureon savings cards, trial offers, or free Bydureon samples.
Can Prescription Care help me get Bydureon if I have insurance?
At Prescription Care, we review each enrollment application individually. That means that we may be able to assist you in a range of circumstances, including if:
- You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Bydureon
- Your insurance company won’t pay for your Bydureon prescription
We may even be able to assist if you don’t have insurance. Complete your online enrollment application to find out how we may be able to help you.
How much is Bydureon with insurance?
If you do have insurance, the terms of your insurance plan will determine how much you will need to pay for Bydureon with insurance. To find out what you may need to pay, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.
How much does Bydureon cost without insurance?
Bydureon prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, one Bydureon kit that contains four, 2 mg Bydureon BCise injectable pens will cost around $600.
What is Bydureon?
Bydureon is a prescription medication given to adults with type 2 diabetes. It is a non-insulin medication that can help to lower blood glucose levels when used alongside exercise and dietary changes. You take Bydureon by injecting it under your skin (subcutaneous injection) using a pre-filled, self-injecting pen, usually once per day.
Bydureon encourages your pancreas to produce more insulin and reduces how much glucose your liver secretes into your blood. It does this whilst you’re digesting food, helping to stop your blood glucose from rising too high. Bydureon becomes less active when you stop digesting and your blood glucose falls, helping to stop your blood sugar falling too low (hypoglycemia).
Bydureon active ingredients
The active ingredient in Bydureon is called exenatide. It’s a drug called an incretin mimetic because it mimics a type of digestive hormone, called incretins, that your body produces when you digest food.
Exenatide works by having the same effects on your body as incretin digestive hormones. When you’re digesting food and glucose is released into your blood, exenatide encourages:
- Your pancreas to produce more insulin
- Your pancreas to produce less of a hormone called glucagon that makes you liver release stored glucose into your blood
- Food to move slower through your digestive system, causing glucose to be released from your food slowly.
All of these effects can cause your blood glucose levels to fall. Exenatide stops being as active when you’re not digesting food, causing these effects to reduce, which can stop your blood glucose levels from falling too low.
There’s also evidence that exenatide can reduce your appetite, helping you lose weight gradually as you use it, and that it can lower your cholesterol levels over time too. Both of these effects can also help treat your type 2 diabetes.
Bydureon side effects & Bydureon drug interactions
The most common side effects caused by Bydureon include:
- Nausea (feeling sick) – this usually reduces over time however as your body gets used to Bydureon
- A bump (nodule) forming in the skin at the site of injection
Occasionally, Bydureon can cause more serious side effects including:
- Thyroid tumors, including cancerous tumors
- Inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis)
- Very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Kidney problems, including kidney failure
- Severe stomach problems
- Low blood platelet counts that can interfere with blood clotting (drug-induced thrombocytopenia)
- Severe allergic reactions to the medication that can cause anaphylaxis
- Serious reactions at the site of injection, including swelling, blisters, open wounds, and severe pain
- Gallbladder problems
Bydureon can interact with other medications such as:
- Any other diabetes medications, particularly other medicines that contain exenatide, like Byetta
- Any medications containing liraglutide or another glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 receptor agonist)
This can change how Bydureon and the other medications work and can make some side effects more likely.
Bydureon warnings & precautions
Don’t take Bydureon if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredient exenatide
- Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Bydureon
- Have, or a family member has ever had a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC)
- Have, or a family member has an endocrine system condition called multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)
- Have diabetic ketoacidosis – a condition where high blood sugar causes high levels of ketones to build up in your body
- Have type 1 diabetes (Bydureon is for type 2 diabetes only)
- Are under 18 years of age
Talk to your doctor before taking Bydureon if you:
- Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Bydureon
- Have or have had any pancreas problems
- Have or have had any kidney problems
- Have any problems with your stomach, such as problems digesting food or slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis)
- Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed