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Bydureon and Hypoglycemia

When using Bydureon by itself, it is not particularly likely to cause dangerously low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). However, combining it with insulin, or oral medications that increase insulin production, appears to increase this risk. Such medications include:
 
  • Insulin of any type 
  • Meglitinides, such as:
 
 
  • Sulfonylureas (or sulfonylurea combination medications), such as:
 
 
If you combine Bydureon with any of the previously listed medications that increase the risk of low blood sugar levels, you will probably need to monitor your blood sugar levels more closely. Your healthcare provider may also want to lower the dosage of your other medication (the insulin, meglitinide, or sulfonylurea) when you start using Bydureon.
 

Final Thoughts on Bydureon Drug Interactions

There are many drugs that may interact with Bydureon that were not discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about specific interactions that may apply to you.
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