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Byetta (exenatide) – First-in-Class Incretin Mimetic for Type 2 Diabetes

Drug (Brand/Generic)

Exenatide (AC2993)


Amylin Pharmaceuticals/ Eli Lilly

Therapy Class

Incretin mimetics

Product Description

Synthetic exendin-4 agent with structural similarities to GLP-1

Current Indication

Type 2 diabetic patients poorly controlled with diet plus metformin and/or sulfonylureas.

Market Sector


Development Status

Approved in the US and the EU

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