What is Lixisenatide?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Lixisenatide is an injectable Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) Receptor Agonist used for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. It is designed to help increase the body's secretion of insulin and it is intended for use in patients not well controlled with oral medications alone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 2 1
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1 0
Emotional eating 1 0
Obesity 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lixisenatide

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 1


Based on patients currently taking Lixisenatide

Dosage Patients
20 mcg daily 1


Currently taking Lixisenatide

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lixisenatide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Exenatide (Byetta) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Lixisenatide.