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EXENATIDE is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine may be used with other oral diabetes medicines. Compare GLP-1 agonists.
Bydureon Coupon - Bydureon 4 pens of 2mg/pen kit

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Bydureon Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

A test called the HbA1C (A1C) will be monitored. This is a simple blood test. It measures your blood sugar control over the last 2 to 3 months. You will receive this test every 3 to 6 months.

Learn how to check your blood sugar. Learn the symptoms of low and high blood sugar and how to manage them.

Always carry a quick-source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Examples include hard sugar candy or glucose tablets. Make sure others know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you have high blood sugar. You might need to change the dose of your medicine. If you are sick or exercising more than usual, you might need to change the dose of your medicine.

Do not skip meals. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should avoid alcohol. Many nonprescription cough and cold products contain sugar or alcohol. These can affect blood sugar.

Exenatide pens and cartridges should never be shared. Even if the needle is changed, sharing may result in passing of viruses like hepatitis or HIV.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known


bloated or full feeling






darkened urine

decreased urination or urine output


difficulty with swallowing


dry mouth


fast heartbeat



hives or welts, itching, or skin rash


increase in heart rate



large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs



loss of appetite

muscle twitching


pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

rapid breathing

rapid weight gain


shortness of breath


sunken eyes

swelling of the face, ankles, or hands


tightness in the chest

unusual tiredness or weakness


wrinkled skin

yellow eyes or skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose


blurred vision

cold sweats

cool, pale skin

increased hunger



severe vomiting


slurred speech

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Acid or sour stomach



feeling jittery


stomach discomfort or upset

Less common

Appetite decreased

increased sweating

lack or loss of strength

Incidence not known

Bleeding, blistering, burning, coldness, discoloration of the skin, feeling of pressure, hives, infection, inflammation, itching, lumps, numbness, pain, rash, redness, scarring, soreness, stinging, swelling, tenderness, tingling, ulceration, or warmth at the injection site

change in taste

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

loss of taste

passing gas

pressure in the stomach

rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin

redness of the skin

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

swelling of the abdomen or stomach area

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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