DosageThe dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- How well your diabetes is controlled
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Byetta Dosing for more information.)
Side EffectsAs with any medicine, there are possible side effects with Byetta. However, not everyone who takes it will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it well. When side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
The most common side effects include:
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) (see Byetta and Blood Sugar)
- Feeling jittery
(Click Byetta Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of this drug, including serious side effects to look out for. You can also read about other possible side effects by going to Byetta for Weight Loss.)
(Click Byetta Drug Interactions for more information about these possible interactions.)