Byetta Side Effects

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Byetta (generic name exenatide) is an injection given twice a day for type 2 diabetes, prescribed to help lower blood sugar levels by assisting the body to increase insulin production in response to meals and also decrease the amount of glucose (sugar) the liver produces. Byetta also works to slow the emptying of food from the stomach, therefore reducing the amount of food that a person will eat. Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the manufacturer of Byetta.

Side Effects of Byetta

As with any medication, there are various side effects that may be associated with using Byetta. People with heart conditions or a history of liver or kidney problems are at an increased risk of serious side effects. As Byetta decreases glucose production in the body, hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood sugar) is one serious side effect.

Additional side effects may include the following:

  • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Low blood sugar;
  • Dizziness;
  • Heartburn;
  • Upset stomach;
  • Dizziness;
  • Nervousness;
  • Weakness;
  • Decreased appetite;
  • Increased sweating;
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD);
  • Kidney problems;
  • Pancreatitis; and
  • Diarrhea and dehydration.

The severity and type of side effects or injury associated with taking Byetta may vary from person to person. In some cases, Byetta may be linked to side effects not included in the list above, and so it is important to consult your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any adverse reactions to Byetta.

Talk to an Experienced Injury Attorney for your Byetta Lawsuit

It is also important to consider consulting a Los Angeles injury attorney if you’ve recently suffered a drug injury from Byetta. If you are seriously injured or lose a loved one because of Byetta or any similar diabetes medication, you can work with an attorney to take legal action against the manufacturer or perhaps the doctor who prescribed the drug in the first place.

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