Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Byetta Prefilled Pen
Generic Name: exenatide (Pronunciation: ex EN a tide)
What is exenatide (Byetta Prefilled Pen)?
Exenatide is used to treat type 2 diabetes. Other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with exenatide if needed.
Exenatide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of exenatide (Byetta Prefilled Pen)?
Stop using exenatide and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
What is the most important information I should know about exenatide (Byetta Prefilled Pen)?
Do not use exenatide to treat type 1 diabetes, or if you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment with insulin). You should not use exenatide if you have severe kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), of if you have a severe stomach disorder that causes slow digestion.
Tell your doctor about all other oral diabetes medications you take.
You should not use exenatide together with a fast-acting or short-acting insulin, such as insulin aspart (NovoLOG), insulin glulisine (Apidra), insulin lispro (HumaLOG), or regular insulin (HumuLIN R, NovoLIN R, and others).
You must use this medication within 60 minutes (1 hour) BEFORE eating a meal. Do not use exenatide after eating a meal.
Stop using exenatide and call your doctor at once if you have severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, with nausea, vomiting, and a fast heart rate. These could be symptoms of pancreatitis.
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