Bydureon(Exenatide) side effects drug center

Bydureon (Exenatide acetate powder,Exenatide powder) is an incretin mimetic, which improves blood sugar control by mimicking the action of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Common side effects of Bydureon include:

nausea (especially when you first start using Bydureon),
itching at the injection site,
a small bump (nodule) at the injection site, and
Serious side effects of Bydureon include:

swelling in your neck or throat (enlarged thyroid), hoarse voice, trouble swallowing or breathing;
swelling, weight gain, shortness of breath, urinating less than usual or not at all;
drowsiness, confusion, mood changes, increased thirst, diarrhea;
dull pain in your middle or lower back;
severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back; or
low blood sugar (headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, fast heart rate, or feeling jittery).
Bydureon (2 mg per dose) should be administered once every 7 days (weekly). The dose can be administered at any time of day, with or without meals. Bydureon may interact with chlorpropamide, glimepiride, glipizide, glyburide, tolazamide, tolbutamide, levothyroxine, lithium, lovastatin, pimozide, cyclosporine, sirolimus, tacrolimus, theophylline, blood thinners, ergot medicines, seizure medications, or heart or blood pressure medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Bydureon; it is unknown if it will harm a fetus. It is unknown if Bydureon passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Breastfeeding while using Bydureon is not recommended.

Our Bydureon (exenatide) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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