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Side effect of byetta?

Side effect of byetta?

Pancreatitis worst.: While uncommon, pancreatitis is still considerably increased on byetta. It does potentiate weight loss, requires multiple daily injections, and is valuable in diabetes-2, when properly used by someone familiar with aside-effects. That having been said, the side-effects of uncontrolled diabetes are much worse. ...Read more

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Is bleeding normal when giving myself a byetta injection?

Is bleeding normal when giving myself a byetta injection?

Possible: A small drop of blood or a little bleeding under the skin might be possible. Anything else needs a better explanation. Maybe you are taking antiplatelet and/or anticoagulant medications, maybe the needle, location or technique. ...Read more

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I just started taking byetta for my diabetes. How safe is it?.

I just started taking byetta for my diabetes. How safe is it?.

A good drug: It is safe, and can help with weight loss also. It is certainly safer than obesity and hyperglycemia. You may read about reports of pancreatitis and even pancreatic cancer. The lawyers are trolling for this, too. The real risk of pancreatic injury from Byetta is not completely known, but is very, very low, and is a handful of isolated reports out of millions of people who have used it. ...Read more

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After stopping byetta, how long does the drug stay in your system for? Any side effects?

After stopping byetta, how long does the drug stay in your system for? Any side effects?

Byetta: Half life for the regular Byetta is 2.4 hr so it gets out of your system in about 10-12 hrs. Side effects would be high blood sugar if you don't substitute it with another antidiabetic agent. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success using byetta with actos (pioglitazone)?

Has anyone had success using byetta with actos (pioglitazone)?

Yes but why?: Neither of these meds is particularly efficacious, both have side effects and cost is an issue. There are much better, safer and convenient alternatives for the vast majority of patients. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success using byetta along with actos (pioglitazone)?

Has anyone had success using byetta along with actos (pioglitazone)?

Yes but why?: Neither of these meds is particularly efficacious, both have side effects and cost is an issue. There are much better, safer and convenient alternatives for the vast majority of patients. ...Read more

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Does byetta cause pancreatitis or cancer?

Does byetta cause pancreatitis or cancer?

First Pancreatitis: The fda has warned that Byetta increases the risk of acute pancreatitis which causes tissue death and necrosis which can be quickly fatal. Byetta also increases the risk of chronic pancreatitis which has ongoing tissue damage. Chronic pancreatitis, no matter whether related to alcohol use or medications, itself carries a higher risk of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of the anti-diabetic drug byetta?

What are the common side effects of the anti-diabetic drug byetta?

GI side-effects: The single most common side effect of Byetta is nausea and occurs in most people when they start therapy. Typically it goes away over time. It is best not to overeat when you take Byetta because it can make the nausea worse. Less common is diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal distension. Hypoglycemia may be a problem if you are also taking certain diabetes meds called sulphonylureas. Talk to your doc. ...Read more