Exanatide


#41

Hi Roberto,

do you notice any side effects with Exenatide? Are you getting it because you were on the trial or because your Neuro is happy to prescribe it off label?

Dave.


#42

i suppose the only real side effect has been weight loss 10 kg since starting it. i was on placebo and was given the option to take the drug when the trial ended, my gp wouldn’t prescribe off label so my neuro agreed to prescribe it.


#43

Hi Roberto,

is the drug you get called Bydureon? Does it need to be stored in the fridge?

Thanks,

Dave.


#44

hi dave,
yes that’s right it comes in 2mg pens. It’s used for diabetes


#45

I understand this drug is used to lower blood sugar , Diabetes 2 patients.

What component of this drug is useful in Parkinsons ? Why does it have the potential to slow down progression ?

I read inflammation is a problem contributing to Parkinsons and its progression.

Sugar causes inflammation, cell death oxidative stress ?

Should we avoid sugar in our diets or carry on eating sugary foods then take a drug to reduce blood sugar to reduce inflammation/oxidative stress.

I am not medically trained but trials on diet seem to be lacking as no money to be made, or am I just cynical and ill informed.

A bit of both I suspect, anyone have a easy to understand explanation of how this drug is beneficial to us other than lowering blood sugar. .

Many Thanks


#46

Hi TeeHee, you are right, there needs to be more research into how Exenatide is working. The elephant in the room is that although the phase 2 trial results were announced seven months ago it has all gone quiet since. Like you I try very hard not to be cynical.

Regards,

Dave.