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ATC Group: A10BJ01 Exenatide

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
1
A
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
A10
Drugs used in diabetes
3
A10B
Blood glucose lowering drugs, excl. insulins
4
A10BJ
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogues
5
A10BJ01
Exenatide

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description
Exenatide

Exenatide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that exhibits several antihyperglycaemic actions of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). The amino acid sequence of exenatide partially overlaps that of human GLP-1. Exenatide has been shown to bind to and activate the known human GLP-1 receptor in vitro, its mechanism of action mediated by cyclic AMP and/or other intracellular signalling pathways. Exenatide increases, on a glucose-dependent basis, the secretion of insulin from pancreatic beta cells.

Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
BYETTA Solution for injection
MPI, EU: SmPC