Information on Byetta
Byetta® (exenatide) is a prescription medicine used for reducing blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It comes in the form of a twice-daily injection and works by increasing insulin production after meals and decreasing the amount of sugar produced by the liver. As a result, Byetta can help lower blood sugar levels, which can decrease the risks of developing long-term problems associated with diabetes, including:
Although Byetta is generally safe and effective, not everyone can use this it. Byetta's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment to minimize risks. For example, you may not be able to use this drug if you have certain allergies or are taking certain medications.
(For more detailed information, click Byetta. This article gives a complete overview of this drug and its uses, effects, and dosing guidelines.)