When BYETTA is used with a medicine that contains a sulfonylurea, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a possible side effect. To reduce this possibility, the dose of sulfonylurea medicine may need to be reduced while using BYETTA. Other common side effects with BYETTA include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, feeling jittery, and acid stomach. Nausea is most common when first starting BYETTA, but decreases over time in most patients.
If patients experience the following severe and persistent symptoms (alone or in combination): abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, they should talk to their healthcare provider because these symptoms could be signs of serious medical conditions. BYETTA may reduce appetite, the amount of food eaten, and body weight. No changes in dose are needed for these side effects. These are not all of the side effects from use of BYETTA. A healthcare provider should be consulted about any side effect that is bothersome or does not go away.
For full prescribing information, visit http://www.BYETTA.com.
About Amylin Pharmaceuticals
Amylin Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company committed to
improving lives through the discovery, development and commercialization of
innovative medicines. Amylin has developed and gained approval for two
first-in-class medicines for diabetes, SYMLIN(R) (pramlintide acetate)
injection and BYETTA(R) (exenatide) injection. Amylin's research and
development activities leverage the company's expertise in metabolism to
develop potential therapies to treat diabetes and obesity. Amylin is
headquartered in San Diego, California with over 2,000 employees
nationwide. Further information on Amylin Pharmaceuticals is available at
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