- Severe nausea
- Severe vomiting
- Dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) (see Byetta and Blood Sugar).
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Byetta Overdose for more information.)
Storage MethodsYour pharmacist must store the drug under refrigeration, but you may keep it at room temperature (up to 77 degrees F) after the first use, up to 30 days. Byetta pens that you have not used yet should be stored in the refrigerator. The medication should not be frozen, and you should not use any that has been frozen. Do not store your pens with the needles attached (this will prevent leakage). A Byetta pen should be thrown away 30 days after the first time you use it, even it there is some medication left in it.
Keep Byetta and all medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you do not take your dosage as scheduled, skip your missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take it after a meal, and do not take a double dose of Byetta.
You will need pen needles to be able to inject Byetta, since it does not come with pen needles. Pen needles are special needles used for pen-injecting devices. Ask your healthcare provider about which length and gauge of pen needles will be best for you. In some situations (and in some states), you may need a prescription for pen needles, so be sure to ask your healthcare provider about whether you need a prescription for pen needles.