Buy Byetta 5/10 Mcg Pens Online
Byetta (exenatide) is brand-name injectable medication that is classified as an antidiabetic drug. It is used to treat symptoms associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
It contains exenatide that is considered an incretin mimetic. Incretins, such as human-glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) are hormones produced and released into the blood by the intestine after meals.
Studies have shown that GLP-1 reduces appetite and helps patients with weight loss.
Diet and exercise are usually recommended as part of treatment in order to improve glycemic control.
Byetta is currently not approved or considered safe for children.
USAGE & STORAGE
Byetta is available as a prefilled pen that is injected subcutaneously (under the skin). Doses are typically taken before major meals during the day (i.e. breakfast and dinner).
It is typically prescribed by on its own or with other diabetes medications such as metformin, a sulfonylurea, or both to help lower your blood glucose levels.
Byetta has shown to significantly lower hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) which measures average blood sugar levels over a period of 2-3 months.
In clinical studies where people received Byetta on its own for a period of 24 weeks found a reduction in their HbA1c levels by 0.7% to 0.9%. Adversely, patients receiving a placebo saw a 0.2% reduction. Those receiving Byetta also experienced a reduction in their average fasting blood glucose levels by 17-19 mg/dL. Those receiving the placebo experienced a reduction of 5 mg/dL.
In other studies that included other antidiabetic medications.
How is Byetta Used?
Before using Byetta, patients should read the Pen Manual and Medication Guide. Review medication preparation and usage instructions with your pharmacist. If you have any questions regarding this medication or why you are taking it, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Inspect your medication for any discoloration or particles. If either are visible do not use.
Prior to injection clean the area with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol. Rotate the injection site to avoid any skin complications.
Byetta should be injected twice per day in the upper thigh, upper arm or abdomen as instructed by your doctor, nurse or diabetes practitioner.
It is recommended to administer medication 1 hour before meals (not after meals as it may not work as well), at least 6 hours apart and before the two main meals of the day. .
If you are also using insulin, separate your injections and do not mix them together. Avoid injecting both medications into the same spot.
Consult your doctor about any medications, over-the-counter-drugs or supplements you are taking so they can create a regimen for your drugs to avoid interactions.
Your dosage of Byetta is based on your existing medical condition and how your body responds to the treatment. Try to schedule your injections at the same time every day and follow your doctors diabetes treatment plan, diet and exercise recommendations if provided. Set reminders for injections in your smartphone to avoid missing doses.
Monitor your blood glucose levels regularly or as instructed by your doctor. Keep your doctor informed on your blood monitoring results. Your doctor may choose to adjust your treatment based on your blood sugar level results.
The typical starting dose for Byetta is 5 µg (micrograms) and maximum dose is 10 µg twice daily.
How to store Byetta
Before first use:
Byetta should be stored in the refrigerator before first use.
Store away from direct light and do not allow medication to freeze.
Keep away from children and pets.
After first use:
Store this medication at room temperature
Discard medication that is still in the pen after 30 days
Do not store with needle attached to avoid leakage
Do not dispose of medication in household trash or down waste water (i.e. down sink or toilet). Speak to your pharmacist about how to properly dispose of medication that is expired or no longer needed.
Patients should read the medication guide an pen user manual prior to starting their treatment with Byetta. Patients should receive instructions on proper use, storage and proper setup.
Pen needles are not included with the pen and must be purchased separately. Pharmacists should advise the correct needle length and gauge to be used.
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