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Side Effects of Byetta to Report

There are a number of less common (but more serious) side effects of Byetta that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Symptoms of high blood sugar, including:

 

    • Increased hunger
    • Increased thirst
    • Increased urination
    • Blurred vision
    • Fatigue
    • Shortness of breath
    • Nausea or vomiting

 

  • Symptoms of low blood sugar (which can occur if Byetta is taken with other diabetes drugs), including:

 

    • Sweating
    • Shakiness
    • Extreme hunger
    • Dizziness
    • Cold sweats
    • Blurry vision
    • Changes in behavior, such as irritability
    • Loss of coordination
    • Difficulty speaking
    • Confusion
    • Seizures

 

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained skin rash, itching, hives, wheezing or difficulty breathing, or unexplained swelling
     
  • Severe diarrhea (which can lead to dehydration)

 

  • Symptoms of kidney problems, such as:
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    • Unexplained change in urine output
    • Swelling in the hands or feet
    • A dull ache in the mid to lower back
 

 

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