Extended-Release Exenatide Information
A healthcare provider may prescribe extended-release exenatide (BydureonTM) to help control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. It comes as an injection that is given just under the skin (subcutaneously) once every seven days. Side effects may include diarrhea, nausea, and a lump at the injection site.
Although it may be an effective medication, not everyone can use it. Information on extended-release exenatide should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to help minimize potential complications. For instance, some people may have an increased risk for developing thyroid tumors or pancreatitis while using this drug.
While most people do not experience any problems with extended-release exenatide, some people may develop some type of side effect, such as nausea, constipation, or diarrhea.
(Click Extended-Release Exenatide for more details on this drug, including information on what your healthcare provider needs to know before you start treatment and why this diabetes medicine may not be safe for certain people.)