Bydureon (generic name)

It is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes
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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. To control your diabetes, you must use this medicine regularly and follow a diet and exercise schedule. Checking and recording your blood sugar and urine ketone levels regularly is important. Use a blood sugar measuring device before you treat high or low blood sugar.

Always carry a quick-source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Examples include hard sugar candy or glucose tablets. Make sure family members know that you can choke if you eat or drink when you develop serious symptoms of low blood sugar, such as seizures or unconsciousness. They must get medical help at once.

Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.

Many nonprescription cough and cold products contain sugar or alcohol. These can affect diabetes control or can alter the results of tests used to monitor blood sugar. Avoid alcohol. Avoid products that contain alcohol or sugar

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in blood pressure
  • diarrhea
  • low blood sugar (ask your doctor or healthcare professional for a list of these symptoms)
  • lump or swelling on the neck
  • nausea, vomiting
  • pain in the lower back
  • severe stomach pain
  • swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • trouble swallowing
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • heartburn
  • mild dizziness, weakness, or headaches
  • reduced appetite or a slight weight loss

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store this medicine in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze or use if the medicine has been frozen. Protect from light and excessive heat. Each single-dose tray can be kept at a temperature not to exceed 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) for no more than a total of 4 weeks, if needed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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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Last Updated: March 09, 2012
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