FDA Approves Tanzeum

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2014-05-06 21:02:30 -0500
Started 2014-05-03 08:44:59 -0500

This is a newly approved drug that is similar to Victoza and Bayetta. It's not an insulin, but is for the control of blood sugar. The different thing about this is that it's taken once a week instead of daily. For those of us who hate the needles…this might be a blessing.

Of course it has all the hallmarks of these types of medicines with a side effect list longer than my arm, but if it works for you, this could be a good alternative.

Check out the entire article here: http://www.drugs.com/tanzeum.html?utm_source=...

7 replies

JaredLahti 2014-05-06 21:02:30 -0500 Report

This is very similar to a med that I am on called bydureon. It's a once a week version of byetta. I haven't noticed any side effects from it and it is nice to only inject once a week. But hopefully I will be getting off the meds next Monday.

peewee0618 2014-05-04 05:20:00 -0500 Report

I use Victoza and right now I am fine with it. I have no side effects. After reading about the other one, I think I will stick with Victoza.

stonehedge 2014-05-03 19:18:14 -0500 Report

This is why I'm a stickler about staying on a diet…so far no needles or pills…god willing and strong behavior of eating I will stay that way…hopefully

Chuck Fisher
Chuck Fisher 2014-05-03 09:59:53 -0500 Report

In March 2014, GlaxoSmithKline PLC received approval from the European Commission to market albiglutide under the name 'Eperzan'.

In April 2014, the FDA approved albiglutide under the name Tanzeum.

shorty1965 2014-05-03 09:27:44 -0500 Report

I was on that took victoza and it made me so sick, That was my worsted thing out of all the time I had been taken meds.I never like needle's but the one's now and days are so smile I have gotten use to them, some days are better then others.:)

GabbyPA 2014-05-03 09:52:50 -0500 Report

Yes, like I said, the list of side effects are long. I am sorry things didn't work out for you. I don't mind the needles so much myself. But the idea of a once a week shot is very appealing.