It can be challenging fitting all the things you try to do to get your blood sugar down into your busy life, such as healthy eating, exercise, and taking your medications.
Because not all type 2 diabetes medications are the same, you may need a medication that works in a different way.
BYDUREON BCise is a prescription treatment used along with diet and exercise to help improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes who are not controlled on one or more oral medicines. It has convenient once-weekly dosing and an extended-release delivery system. Each dose contains tiny beads that slowly dissolve to continuously release medicine into your body over time, helping your body release its own insulin, when needed, to help lower blood sugar.
After 10 weeks of continued once-weekly dosing, BYDUREON BCise keeps a consistent level of medicine in your body, working for you 7 days a week.
In 2 clinical studies lasting 28 weeks, BYDUREON BCise lowered A1C by an average of 1.1% to 1.4% from a starting A1C of 8.4% to 8.5% when used alone or with certain oral type 2 diabetes medicines.
In addition, although not a weight loss drug, it lowered weight by an average of 3 lb from a starting weight of 196 to 213 lb in those clinical studies.
BYDUREON BCise is not a weight loss drug
Your results may vary.
BYDUREON BCise is not a weight loss drug
The most common adverse reactions with BYDUREON BCise include a bump at the injection site and nausea. Other side effects that occur less often include headache, diarrhea, vomiting, injection site itching and redness, dizziness, and constipation. Serious injection site reactions have happened in some people who use BYDUREON. These are not all the possible side effects of BYDUREON BCise. See the Important Safety Information below for more information and talk to your healthcare provider if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
BYDUREON BCise may cause serious side effects, including:
POSSIBLE THYROID TUMORS, INCLUDING CANCER Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In animal studies, BYDUREON and medicines that work like it caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if BYDUREON BCise will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people
Do not use BYDUREON BCise if you or any of your family members have ever had MTC or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)
Do not use BYDUREON BCise if you have had an allergic reaction to exenatide or any of the other ingredients in BYDUREON BCise
Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) Stop using BYDUREON BCise and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Your risk for getting low blood sugar may be higher if you use BYDUREON BCise with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin. Tell your healthcare provider if you take other diabetes medicines. Talk to your healthcare provider about managing low blood sugar. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar include dizziness or lightheadedness, sweating, confusion or drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, anxiety, irritability, mood changes, hunger, weakness, or feeling jittery
Kidney problems (kidney failure) Tell your healthcare provider if you have or had kidney problems. In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration) which may cause kidney problems to get worse
Stomach problems Tell your healthcare provider if you have severe stomach problems, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems digesting food. Other medicines like BYDUREON BCise may cause severe stomach problems. It is not known if BYDUREON BCise causes or worsens stomach problems
Serious allergic reactions Stop using BYDUREON BCise and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including itching, rash, or difficulty breathing
Injection-site reactions Serious injection-site reactions, with or without bumps (nodules), have happened in some people who use BYDUREON. Some of these injection-site reactions have required surgery. Call your healthcare provider if you have any symptoms of injection-site reactions, including severe pain, swelling, blisters, an open wound, or a dark scab
The most common side effects with BYDUREON BCise may include a bump at the injection site and/or nausea. Nausea is most common when you first start using BYDUREON BCise, but decreases over time in most people as their body gets used to the medicine.
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, as taking them with BYDUREON may affect how each medicine works.
Before using BYDUREON BCise, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, or plan to become pregnant or nurse. BYDUREON BCise may harm your unborn baby.
BYDUREON BCise is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and should be used along with diet and exercise
BYDUREON BCise is not recommended as the first choice of medicine for treating diabetes
BYDUREON BCise is not a substitute for insulin and is not for people with type 1 diabetes or people with diabetic ketoacidosis
Do not use BYDUREON, BYDUREON BCise, BYETTA or other medicines containing exenatide together
It is not known if BYDUREON BCise can be used in people with a history of pancreatitis