Skip to content

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of byetta subq.

Overall User Ratings

409 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

«Previous 6-10 of 370 Next»
Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
1/8/2013 9:56:28 AM

Reviewer: TIPPY, 45-54 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was given byetta for type 2 diabetes, it was the first form of insulin they tried on me. I had gained a huge amount of weight, from 220 up to 317. my diabetes was out of control. all I wanted to do was eat sweets and sleep. After starting the byetta, it was about 3 weeks, I started to notice weight loss. I gradually lost my desire to eat sweets all the time, and started staying awake more and mo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
1/1/2013 11:57:52 AM

Reviewer: sandyhome, Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Given Byetta when Metformin stopped being enough. Terrible nausea for 2 weeks, some nausea always. Took for 5 years, doc switched me to Victoza, which was awful as it gave me sewer mouth. Back to Byetta. One known side effect not often mentioned was that the Byetta threw me back to fertile stage of life after having gone through menopause. So had to go through that again. Oh, yea! Worst thin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
11/23/2012 10:46:37 AM

Reviewer: forrest6, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I just started using Byetta the beginning of Nov and am quite pleased so far. I have lost 7 lbs, but my fasting sugar is still ranging from 190 - 265. I'm sure my Dr will up this when I see him. No bad reactions

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
11/22/2012 11:24:16 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was prescribed Byetta on a test basis to see if it would decrease me need for insulin. It did--permanently. It also gave me SEVERE indigestion--to the point that I had to discontinue the Byetta after only 1 month. (I work behind a service counter, & have to look & be healthy at all times when on duty.)

Condition: Additional Medication for Diabetes Type 2
9/11/2012 4:29:24 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
tiredness and weight gain

«Previous 6-10 of 370 Next»

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
feet
Solutions for 19 types.
pregnancy test and calendar
Helping you get pregnant.
build a better butt
How to build a better butt.
lone star tick
How to identify that bite.
woman standing behind curtains
How it affects you.
brain scan with soda
Tips to avoid complications.
row of colored highlighter pens
Tips for living better.
stressed working woman
And how to fix them?
woman dreaming
What Do Your Dreams Say About You?
spinal compression fracture
Treatment options.

Newsletters

Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

  • WebMD Daily

    WebMD Daily

    Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

  • Men's Health

    Men's Health

    Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

  • Women's Health

    Women's Health

    Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.