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Byetta® (exenatide) is a prescription medicine used for reducing blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It is a type of incretin mimetic that works by decreasing the amount of glucose that the liver produces and increasing insulin production in response to meals. Before your healthcare provider prescribes you Byetta, make sure he or she is aware if you are pregnant, have kidney problems, or have any allergies. Byetta comes in injection form and must be used in combination with oral diabetes medications.
 
(Click Byetta to learn about the effects of Byetta, for dosing guidelines, and for a list of potential side effects to look out for during treatment. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Byetta.)
 
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