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Exenatide (Byetta) is an expensive drug used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine may be used with other oral diabetes medicines. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for Byetta. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare GLP-1 agonists.
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Byetta 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.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

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

Agitation

bloated or full feeling

chills

coma

confusion

constipation

cough

darkened urine

decreased urination or urine output

depression

difficulty with swallowing

dizziness

dry mouth

fainting

fast heartbeat

fever

headache

hives or welts, itching, or skin rash

hostility

increase in heart rate

indigestion

irritability

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

lethargy

lightheadedness

loss of appetite

muscle twitching

nausea

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

seizures

shortness of breath

stupor

sunken eyes

swelling of the face, ankles, or hands

thirst

tightness in the chest

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

wrinkled skin

yellow eyes or skin

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

Symptoms of overdose

Anxiety

blurred vision

cold sweats

cool, pale skin

increased hunger

nervousness

nightmares

severe vomiting

shakiness

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

belching

diarrhea

feeling jittery

heartburn

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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