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As of January 01, 2023, Adlyxin will no longer be available in the US.

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Important Safety Information for Adlyxin (lixisenatide) injection


  • Adlyxin is contraindicated in patients with known severe hypersensitivity to lixisenatide or to any component of Adlyxin. Hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis have occurred with Adlyxin

Warnings and Precautions

  • Anaphylaxis and Serious Hypersensitivity Reactions: In clinical trials of Adlyxin there have been cases of anaphylaxis determined to be related to Adlyxin. Other serious hypersensitivity reactions including angioedema also occurred. If a hypersensitivity reaction occurs, patients must stop taking Adlyxin and promptly seek medical attention. Inform and closely monitor patients with a history of anaphylaxis or angioedema with another GLP-1 receptor agonist for allergic reactions, because it is unknown whether such patients will be predisposed to anaphylaxis.
  • Pancreatitis: Acute pancreatitis, including fatal and nonfatal hemorrhagic or necrotizing pancreatitis, has been reported postmarketing in patients treated with GLP-1 receptor agonists. In clinical trials of Adlyxin, there were cases of pancreatitis among some Adlyxin treated patients. After initiation of Adlyxin, observe patients carefully for signs and symptoms of pancreatitis (including persistent severe abdominal pain, sometimes radiating to the back and which may or may not be accompanied by vomiting). If pancreatitis is suspected, Adlyxin should promptly be discontinued and appropriate management should be initiated. If pancreatitis is confirmed, do not restart Adlyxin.
  • Never Share an Adlyxin Pen Between Patients, even if the needle is changed: Pen sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens.
  • Hypoglycemia with Concomitant Use of Insulin Secretagogues or Insulin: Patients receiving Adlyxin in combination with basal insulin or an insulin secretagogue (eg, sulfonylurea) have an increased risk of hypoglycemia including severe hypoglycemia. Reduction in the dose of insulin secretagogues or insulin may be necessary.
  • Acute Kidney Failure: There have been postmarketing reports of acute kidney injury and worsening of chronic renal failure, which may sometimes require hemodialysis in patients treated with ADLYXIN. A majority of the reported events occurred in patients who had experienced nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or dehydration. Monitor renal function when initiating or escalating doses of Adlyxin in patients with renal impairment reporting severe gastrointestinal reactions. Adlyxin is not recommended in patients with end stage renal disease.
  • Immunogenicity: Patients may develop antibodies to lixisenatide following treatment with Adlyxin. A higher incidence of allergic reactions and injection site reactions occurred in antibody positive patients. If there is worsening glycemic control or failure to achieve targeted glycemic control, significant injection site reactions, or allergic reactions then alternative antidiabetic therapy should be considered.
  • Acute Gallbladder Disease: Acute events of gallbladder disease such as cholelithiasis or cholecystitis have been reported in GLP-1 receptor agonist trials and post marketing. If cholelithiasis is suspected, gallbladder studies and appropriate clinical follow-up are indicated.

Most Common Adverse Reactions (≥5%)
The most common adverse reactions associated with Adlyxin include nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, and hypoglycemia.

Drug Interactions
Adlyxin delays gastric emptying, which may reduce the rate of absorption of orally administered medications. Use caution when coadministering oral medications that have a narrow therapeutic ratio or that require careful clinical monitoring. These medications should be adequately monitored when concomitantly administered with Adlyxin. If such medications are to be administered with food, patients should be advised to take them with a meal or snack when Adlyxin is not administered.

Oral medications dependent on threshold concentrations for efficacy, such as antibiotics, or medications for which a delay in effect is undesirable, such as acetaminophen, should be administered at least 1 hour before Adlyxin injection.

Patients taking oral contraceptives should be advised to take them at least 1 hour before Adlyxin administration or at least 11 hours after the dose of Adlyxin.

Use in Specific Populations

  • Pregnancy and Nursing Women: The limited available data with lixisenatide in pregnant women are not sufficient to inform a drug-associated risk of major birth defects and miscarriage. Adlyxin should not be used during pregnancy unless the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. There is no information regarding the presence of Adlyxin in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or the effects on milk production.
  • Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness of Adlyxin have not been established in pediatric patients.

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*Co-Pay Program
Eligibility Restrictions:
This offer is for US residents over the age of 18 with commercial/private insurance and is not valid for prescriptions covered by or submitted for reimbursement under Medicare, Medicaid, VA, DOD, or TRICARE, or similar federal or state programs including any state pharmaceutical assistance programs.
Should you begin receiving prescription benefits from any federal, state or government funded program at any time, you will no longer be able to participate in this program. Important to note that if you have an Affordable Care (Health Care Exchange) plan, you may still be qualified to receive and use this savings card. Also, if you have a Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) plan with Commercial or private insurance, you may be qualified to receive and use this savings card. Void where prohibited by law.

Program Terms:
Patients enrolled in the Sanofi Rx Savings Program and have used their copay card for Toujeo ®(insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL or Lantus ®(insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL may have a $0 copay per prescription for Adlyxin for 12 months. All other eligible patients have a $15 copay per prescription for 12 consecutive months. This offer will cover a copay balance up to a maximum of $700 off each Adlyxin prescription for the duration of the program. Savings may vary depending on individual out-of-pocket costs. This offer only applies to prescriptions requiring a copay and cannot be applied to prescriptions being paid in cash. Sanofi reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend the program at any time without notice.

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