Skip to main content

How often do you need to inject Adlyxin?

Medically reviewed by Carmen Pope, BPharm. Last updated on Feb 21, 2024.

Official answer


Adlyxin (lixisenatide) is injected once a day. Adlyxin is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist that is used alongside diet and exercise to help improve blood sugar levels (glycemic control) in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Adlyxin is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) using either a green or burgundy prefilled pen. Both pens contain 14 pre-set doses of Adlyxin. The green pen provides Adlyxin 10 mcg per dose, while the burgundy pen provides Adlyxin 20 mcg per dose. When treatment is started, the green pen is used for the first 14 days before switching to the burgundy pen.

Adlyxin is injected into the abdomen, thigh or upper arm. It should be injected at the same time each day and within one hour before the first meal of the day.


Read next

Related medical questions

Drug information

Related support groups