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What are the side effects of exenatide (Bydureon, Byetta) when treating my diabetes?

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The most common ones include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, feeling jittery, dizziness, headache, acid stomach, constipation, and weakness. These usually go away after the first month of treatment. Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), which may be severe, is another side effect. It's possible you could get low blood sugar or have an allergic reaction to the drug. And some studies in animals have liked all GLP-1 drugs to thyroid cancer, but it's not clear if that link is also true in people.

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Nathan D. , January 2009.  Diabetes Care

Chiara Rossi M. . 2009. Acta Biomed

American Diabetes Association: "Other Injectable Medications."

Jones M. . June 2007. American Family Physician

UC Davis Health System: "Other injectable medications for diabetes."

Parks M. , 2010. New England Journal of Medicine

Meade L. , December 2009. Journal of Pharmacy Practice

FDA: "Byetta (exenatide) -- Renal Failure."

UpToDate: “Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicty web site.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Nathan D. , January 2009.  Diabetes Care

Chiara Rossi M. . 2009. Acta Biomed

American Diabetes Association: "Other Injectable Medications."

Jones M. . June 2007. American Family Physician

UC Davis Health System: "Other injectable medications for diabetes."

Parks M. , 2010. New England Journal of Medicine

Meade L. , December 2009. Journal of Pharmacy Practice

FDA: "Byetta (exenatide) -- Renal Failure."

UpToDate: “Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicty web site.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 09, 2018

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