exenatide, Byetta (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Exenatide is used with diet and exercise to improve control of the blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Exenatide should not be used for treating diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with type 1 diabetes or as a substitute for insulin in patients who require insulin.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of exenatide are:

Other important side effects include:

There have been reports of acute pancreatitis associated with the use of exenatide. Patients developing severe, persistent abdominal pain should seek prompt medical attention. If pancreatitis is suspected, exenatide should be discontinued and not started again until pancreatitis has been excluded.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/19/2014

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