TANZEUM is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes, and should be used along with diet and exercise. TANZEUM is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes. TANZEUM has not been studied in people who previously had pancreatitis. TANZEUM is not a substitute for insulin and is not for people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. TANZEUM is not recommended in people with severe stomach or intestinal problems. It is not known if TANZEUM can be used with short-acting or rapid-acting (mealtime) insulin. TANZEUM has not been studied in children under 18 years of age.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
In studies with rats and mice, medicines that work like TANZEUM caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if TANZEUM will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people. Do not use TANZEUM if you or your family have ever had MTC or if you have an endocrine system cancer called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2. Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer.
Do not use TANZEUM if you are allergic to albiglutide or any of the ingredients in TANZEUM.
Before using TANZEUM, tell your healthcare provider about your medical conditions, including if you have or have had problems with your pancreas, kidneys, or liver, have severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems with digesting food. Tell your healthcare provider if you are taking a new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.
Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if TANZEUM will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if TANZEUM passes into your breast milk.
TANZEUM may cause serious side effects, including:
- inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using TANZEUM and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel pain that may go from your abdomen to your back.
- low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Your risk is higher if you take TANZEUM with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar such as insulin or a sulfonylurea. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heart beat, anxiety, irritability, or mood changes, hunger, and feeling jittery.
- allergic reactions. Stop using TANZEUM and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction, including itching, rash, or difficulty breathing.
- kidney problems (kidney failure). In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may result in loss of fluids (dehydration), which may worsen kidney problems.
Common side effects of TANZEUM may include diarrhea, nausea, reactions at your injection site, cough, back pain, and cold or flu symptoms. These are not all the possible side effects of TANZEUM. For more information, talk to your healthcare provider.