To help lower blood sugar, along with diet and exercise, in adults with type 2 diabetes who are not at goal with oral diabetes medications

Used along with diet and exercise for adults on oral type 2 diabetes medicine(s) who are still trying to reach their A1C goal

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BYDUREON BCise® is designed for ease

Most people—in fact 85% who were part of a study—agreed that once-weekly BYDUREON BCise is easy or very easy to use.

It’s a non-insulin medicine in an injectable device holding just one dose. You won’t have to increase your dose and there’s no need to adjust a dial (no dose dialing). Plus, the hidden needle is already attached for you.

About the medicine and the BYDUREON BCise® device

Just one weekly dose of BYDUREON BCise works 7 days to help lower your blood sugar.* What day will be your dosing day? BCise dosing days Sunday through Saturday arrow BCise dosing days Sunday through Saturday arrow

Dosing day *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.

  • BYDUREON BCise can be used with or without food
  • BYDUREON BCise comes in a box containing a 4-week supply, as well as the full Instructions for Use
  • BYDUREON BCise should be stored flat in the refrigerator
  • Worried about travel plans? BYDUREON BCise may be kept at room temperature up to 4 weeks, so you can take it with you when you need to
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A few simple steps—once a week

Simply mix, unlock, unscrew the cap, and push against skin to inject*—the device does the rest to complete the dose.

  • Step one: shake the device to mix

    Mix

    Do not unlock the device yet. With the orange cap pointing up, shake the device up and down hard for at least 15 seconds. It must be evenly mixed to get the full dose.

  • Step two: twist the device to unlock

    Unlock

    Continue to hold the device upright. Turn the knob from the “Lock” position to the “Unlock” position. You will hear a “click”.

  • Step 3: Unscrew the cap

    Unscrew

    As you hold the device straight up, unscrew the orange cap in a counterclockwise direction. Do not pull.

  • Step 4: Inject into thigh

    Inject

    Push the device firmly against your skin. You will hear a click when the injection begins. Keep the device pressed against your skin for 15 seconds to make sure you get the full dose. You can inject into your stomach, thigh, or back of the upper arm.

*Following preparation.

Please see the full Instructions for Use for complete instructions as well as the Medication Guide.

Disposal of your device: Put your used autoinjector in an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container right away after use. Do not throw away (dispose of) loose needles and syringes into your household trash.

How to inject BYDUREON BCise®

Watch this instructional video.
Before you use the device for the first time, please read the full
Instructions for Use to feel extra confident.

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Common side effect

Tiny raised bump

Some adults taking BYDUREON BCise can get a small raised bump under their skin at the injection site. This is a normal body response to the tiny beads in BYDUREON BCise that slowly release medicine over time, and the bump usually disappeared in an average of 4 weeks in BYDUREON clinical studies.

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 an injection-site reaction, including severe pain, swelling, blisters, an open wound, or a dark scab.

Nurse injection help when you need it

Have questions about how to use BYDUREON BCise®? Or injecting for the first time? Feel free to talk or video chat with one of our BYDUREON BCise nurses for the support you need.

You can speak to a nurse by calling
1-844-MY-BCISE (1-8-4-4-692-2473)
8 AM – 8 PM ET, Monday – Friday
and 10 AM – 6 PM, Saturday and Sunday*

Schedule an appointment

*AstraZeneca cannot provide medical advice and can only provide information about AstraZeneca medications. Decisions regarding your health and treatment of your condition should be made with your own healthcare provider.

You have questions. We have answers.

Some of the most commonly asked questions about BYDUREON BCise®.

How should I use the BYDUREON BCise device?

For detailed instructions, see the full Instructions for Use that comes with your BYDUREON BCise prescription.

  • Your healthcare provider should teach you how to use BYDUREON BCise before you use it for the first time. If you have any questions or do not understand the instructions, talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist
  • Use BYDUREON BCise exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to
  • You can take BYDUREON BCise with or without food

You can watch a short instructional video demonstrating how to use the BYDUREON BCise device here.
If you have questions about how to use BYDUREON BCise, you can speak to a nurse by calling 1-844-MY-BCISE (1-8-4-4-692-2473) (8 AM to 8 PM ET, Monday through Friday and 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday and Sunday). You can also speak directly to a nurse through video chat who can demonstrate the injection technique and even watch as you perform your own injection. Click here for more details.*

*AstraZeneca cannot provide medical advice and can only provide information about AstraZeneca medication. Decisions regarding your health and treatment of your condition should be made with your own healthcare provider.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss an injection of BYDUREON BCise on your dosing day, give yourself an injection as soon as you can, unless your next dosing day is 1 or 2 days away. In that case, wait until your next regular dosing day. Then inject your next dose on your regular dosing day. Don’t inject 2 doses less than 3 days apart.

Where is the needle on the BYDUREON BCise device?

The needle is attached to the device and covered by the orange cap. When you unscrew the orange cap when taking BYDUREON BCise, a green shield pops up from the device to keep the needle covered until you inject.

For detailed storage instructions, see the Instructions for Use that comes with your BYDUREON BCise prescription.

What if I see or feel a small raised bump at the injection site?

Some adults taking BYDUREON BCise can get a small raised bump under their skin at the injection site. This is a normal body response to the tiny beads in BYDUREON BCise that slowly release medicine over time. The bump usually disappeared in an average of 4 weeks in clinical studies with BYDUREON, another formulation of exenatide extended-release.

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 an injection-site reaction, including severe pain, swelling, blisters, an open wound, or a dark scab.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

BYDUREON® (exenatide extended-release) and 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 or BYDUREON BCise will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people
  • Do not use BYDUREON or 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 or BYDUREON BCise if you have had an allergic reaction to exenatide or any of the other ingredients in BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise
  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) Stop using BYDUREON or 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 or 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 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 or kidney failure
  • Stomach problems Tell your healthcare provider if you have severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems digesting food. Other medicines like BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise may cause severe stomach problems. It is not known if BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise cause or worsen stomach problems
  • Serious allergic reactions Stop using BYDUREON or 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
  • Gallbladder problems have happened in some people who take BYDUREON or other medicines like it. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you get symptoms of gallbladder problems including pain in the right or middle upper stomach area, nausea and vomiting, fever, or your skin or the white part of your eyes turns yellow

The most common side effects with BYDUREON may include nausea, diarrhea, headache, vomiting, constipation, itching at the injection site, a small bump (nodule) at the injection site, and indigestion.

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 or 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 or BYDUREON BCise may affect how each medicine works.

Before using BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, or plan to become pregnant or nurse. BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise may harm your unborn baby.

APPROVED USES

  • BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise are both injectable prescription medicines that may improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and should be used along with diet and exercise
  • BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise are not recommended as the first choice of medicine for treating diabetes
  • BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise are not substitutes for insulin and are not for people with type 1 diabetes or people with diabetic ketoacidosis
  • It is not known if BYDUREON can be used with mealtime insulin or if BYDUREON BCise can be used with insulin
  • Do not use BYDUREON, BYDUREON BCise, BYETTA or other medicines containing exenatide together
  • It is not known if BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise can be used in people with a history of pancreatitis

Please click here for Medication Guide, and click here for Full Prescribing Information for BYDUREON BCise.

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APPROVED USES

  • BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise are both injectable prescription medicines that may improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and should be used along with diet and exercise
  • BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise are not recommended as the first choice of medicine for treating diabetes
  • BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise are not substitutes for insulin and are not for people with type 1 diabetes or people with diabetic ketoacidosis
  • It is not known if BYDUREON can be used with mealtime insulin or if BYDUREON BCise can be used with insulin
  • Do not use BYDUREON, BYDUREON BCise, BYETTA or other medicines containing exenatide together
  • It is not known if BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise can be used in people with a history of pancreatitis