"April 22, 2010 -- Type 2 diabetes patients who took the new once-a-day injectable drug Victoza achieved better blood sugar control and lost more weight than patients who took the widely prescribed oral drug Januvia, a study shows.
In a clinical study of BYETTA (exenatide injection) , three patients with type 2 diabetes each experienced a single overdose of 100 mcg SC (10 times the maximum recommended dose). Effects of the overdoses included severe nausea, severe vomiting, and rapidly declining blood glucose concentrations. One of the three patients experienced severe hypoglycemia requiring parenteral glucose administration. The three patients recovered without complication. In the event of overdose, appropriate supportive treatment should be initiated according to the patient's clinical signs and symptoms.
BYETTA (exenatide injection) is contraindicated in patients with prior severe hypersensitivity reactions to exenatide or to any of the product components.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/20/2012
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