Tanzeum is an injectable medication used in the effective management of diabetes, particularly in controlling blood sugar levels. Its generic name is albiglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist.
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Human Genome Sciences invented albiglutide and was developed as a joint project with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In April 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its clinical use under the Tanzeum brand name.
Tanzeum is considered as a last resort in diabetes management. The medication is usually prescribed only after other medications have been administered without success. But emphasis must be made that it isn’t suitable for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes although it may be used off-label.
The medication is injected under the patient’s skin. Since it can be injected at home, you should listen carefully to the instructions since improper self-injections will not produce the desired results. You should also properly dispose of the used syringes and needles for safety reasons.
Tanzeum already comes in pre-filled injection pens in two strengths – 30 and 50 milligrams (mg). Each pen contains both the liquid and powdered medicine, which should be mixed before each injection. Wait for the appropriate time for the mixture to mix well – 15 minutes for the 30mg and 30 minutes for the 50mg – before injecting it.
Always follow the prescribed dose – no larger and smaller doses – since optimum results can only be produced in this manner. Use the mixed medicine within eight hours for optimum safety.
The injection can be administered with or without food. Be sure to inform your doctor immediately if you observe a lump in your neck, swelling, and trouble in swallowing, as well as shortness of breath or a hoarse voice.