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Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of Bydureon are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar, which is most likely to occur when Bydureon is combined with other diabetes drugs, such as:
 
    • Sweating
    • Shakiness
    • Extreme hunger
    • Dizziness
    • Cold sweats
    • Blurry vision
    • Changes in behavior, such as irritability
    • Loss of coordination
    • Difficulty speaking
    • Confusion
    • Seizures
 
 
    • Persistent severe abdominal (stomach) pain
    • Back pain
    • Vomiting
 
  • Worsening of diabetes, which can sometimes occur in people who develop antibodies to Bydureon
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing
 
 
    • A lump in the neck
    • Difficulty swallowing
    • Shortness of breath
    • A persistent hoarse voice
    • Increased calcitonin blood levels (found using a blood test).
 
In rats, Bydureon, as well as other similar medications, increased the risk for medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). At this time, it is unknown if there may be a similar risk in humans.
 
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