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Byetta Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is exenatide (Byetta)?
- What are the possible side effects of exenatide (Byetta)?
- What is the most important information I should know about exenatide (Byetta)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using exenatide (Byetta)?
- How should I use exenatide (Byetta)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Byetta)?
- What happens if I overdose (Byetta)?
- What should I avoid while using exenatide (Byetta)?
- What other drugs will affect exenatide (Byetta)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Byetta)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember, but only if you have not yet eaten a meal. Skip the missed dose if you have already eaten a meal, or if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Byetta)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose can cause severe nausea and vomiting, or signs of low blood sugar (headache, weakness, dizziness, confusion, irritability, hunger, fast heartbeat, sweating, and tremor).
What should I avoid while using exenatide (Byetta)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can lower your blood sugar.
If you take any type of antibiotic, take it at least 1 hour before you use exenatide.
What other drugs will affect exenatide (Byetta)?
You may be more likely to have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) if you use exenatide with oral diabetes medications that can lower blood sugar. Before using exenatide, tell your doctor if you use any of these: chlorpropamide (Diabinese), glimepiride (Amaryl, Avandaryl, Duetact), glipizide (Glucotrol, Metaglip), glyburide (DiaBeta, Glucovance), tolazamide (Tolinase), or tolbutamide (Orinase).
Exenatide can make it harder for your body to absorb other medications you take by mouth. Tell your doctor if you are taking:
- levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid);
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev, Advicor);
- pimozide (Orap);
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Theochron, Uniphyl);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot) or dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal Nasal Spray);
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), divalproex (Depakote), ethosuximide (Zarontin), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakene, Stavzor); or
- heart or blood pressure medication such as digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps), disopyramide (Norpace), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), or quinidine (Quin-G).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with exenatide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about exenatide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Byetta Information
- Byetta Drug Interactions Center: exenatide subq
- Byetta Side Effects Center
- Byetta Overview including Precautions
- Byetta FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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