Byetta Solution For Injection 250Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Byetta: Solution for injection (250mcg)

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What is this Medicine?

EXENATIDE (ex EN a tide) is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. This medicine may be used with other oral diabetes medicines.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Byetta: Solution for injection(250mcg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Byetta 10mcg Pen Injection

NDC: 667800212
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Storage Information
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
Discard 30 days after first use
Protect from light
Do not freeze
May be stored at a temperature not exceeding 77 degrees F after first use
Byetta 10mcg Pen Injection

Reported Side Effects for Byetta 10mcg Pen Injection

Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<10.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
1.6-17.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Gas Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heartburn Incidence:
2.0-7.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
4.0-18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
4.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.0-7.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Antibody Formation Incidence:
6.0-45.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
6.1-20.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
6.1-14.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
6.3-10.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Restlessness Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
9.3-44.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Byetta 10mcg Pen Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Byetta 10mcg Pen Injection(Exenatide)
Alcohol and Exenatide(Exenatide)
Ethanol may interfere with the actions of Antidiabetic Agents, including Exenatide. Alcoholic beverages can increase the risk of low blood sugar, or can cause increased blood sugar due to the calories in these beverages. Limit alcohol containing medicines and beverages if you are using Exenatide. You should also learn how to recognize the signs of low blood sugar.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Byetta 10mcg Pen Injection(Exenatide)
Tobacco and Exenatide(Exenatide)
If you use tobacco or are trying to quit tobacco use, you may need to monitor your blood sugar more frequently. Nicotine, a component of tobacco, can increase the blood sugar. Also, if you are trying to quit smoking, as your body adjusts to not smoking, your blood sugar levels may change; the actions of Exenatide may be increased and this could lead to low blood sugar. Know the symptoms of low or high blood sugar and report them if they occur. Monitor your blood sugar regularly.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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