Byetta Drug Info (Pack with one 1.2 mL/2.4 mL pen x 5/10 mcg doses)
Byetta is a specific type of anti-hyperglycemic medicine. It belongs to a group of medicines known as GLP-1 receptor agonists.
- HOW IT WORKS?
Byetta is formulated with exenatide as the medicinal component. Exenatide has an amino acid sequence that acts to that of human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1); therefore, it is able to attach to and activate human GLP-1 receptors. GLP-1 is a type of incretin that can boost glucose-dependent insulin secretion. Also, it has been shown to demonstrate other anti-hyperglycemic actions once discharged into the circulation.
Always follow the health advice of your doctor or other healthcare professional.
- COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
• Feeling jittery
• Diarrhea and Constipation