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Side Effects

BYDUREON may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Inflammation of your pancreas (pancreatitis). Stop using BYDUREON 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 with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include:

    • dizziness or lightheadedness

    • blurred vision

    • anxiety, irritability, or mood changes

    • sweating

    • slurred speech

    • hunger

    • confusion or drowsiness

    • shakiness

    • weakness

    • headache

    • fast heartbeat

    • feeling jittery

  • Kidney problems (kidney failure). 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. Other medicines like BYDUREON may cause severe stomach problems. It is not known if BYDUREON causes or worsens stomach problems

  • Serious allergic reactions. Stop using BYDUREON, 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 an injection-site reaction, including severe pain, swelling, blisters, an open wound, a dark scab

  • See "What is the most important information I should know about BYDUREON?"

BYDUREON 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 will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people

  • Do not use BYDUREON 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)

The most common side effects of BYDUREON may include nausea, diarrhea, headache, vomiting, constipation, itching at the injection site, a small bump (nodule) at the injection site, indigestion. Nausea is most common when you first start using BYDUREON, but decreases over time in most people as their body gets used to the medicine.

Talk to your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of BYDUREON. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Please see Important Safety Information and Medication Guide and US Full Prescribing Information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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