BYETTA- exenatide injection 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

BYETTA® (bye-A-tuh)
(exenatide)
Injection

Read this Medication Guide and the Pen User Manual that come with BYETTA before you start using it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment. If you have questions about BYETTA after reading this information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

What is the most important information I should know about BYETTA?

Serious side effects can happen in people who take BYETTA, including inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) which may be severe and lead to death.

Before taking BYETTA, tell your healthcare provider if you have had:

These medical conditions can make you more likely to get pancreatitis in general. It is not known if having these conditions will lead to a higher chance of getting pancreatitis while taking BYETTA.

While taking BYETTA:

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe, and will not go away. The pain may happen with or without vomiting. The pain may be felt going from your abdomen through to your back. These may be symptoms of pancreatitis.

What is BYETTA?

Who should not use BYETTA?

Do not use BYETTA if:

Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction with BYETTA may include:

  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • problems breathing or swallowing
  • severe rash or itching
  • fainting or feeling dizzy
  • very rapid heartbeat

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using BYETTA?

Before taking BYETTA, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. BYETTA slows stomach emptying and can affect medicines that need to pass through the stomach quickly. BYETTA may affect the way some medicines work and some other medicines may affect the way BYETTA works.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if your medicine is listed above.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How should I use BYETTA?

See the Pen User Manual that comes with BYETTA for instructions for using the BYETTA Pen and injecting BYETTA.

What are the possible side effects of BYETTA?

BYETTA can cause serious side effects.

See "What is the most important information I should know about BYETTA?"

It is not known whether BYETTA, or other anti-diabetes medications, increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Talk with your healthcare provider about how to treat low blood sugar.

The most common side effects with BYETTA include:

Talk to your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the side effects with BYETTA.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store BYETTA?

General information about BYETTA

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use BYETTA for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give BYETTA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide includes the most important information you should know about using BYETTA. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about BYETTA that is written for health professionals.

For more information about BYETTA, go to www.BYETTA.com or call BYETTA Customer Service at 1-800-868-1190.

What are the ingredients in BYETTA?

Active Ingredient: exenatide

Inactive Ingredients: metacresol, mannitol, glacial acetic acid, and sodium acetate trihydrate in water for injection.



Revised: 08/2014
 
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