Compare Byetta vs. Metaglip

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Byetta
(exenatide)

Metaglip
(metformin / glipizide)

Lowers blood sugar. Byetta (Exenatide) can lower your blood sugars in addition to metformin. It does not increase your appetite unlike some other anti-diabetics, but must be given by injection and usually causes upset stomach.Coming soon.
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Side effects
ByettaMetaglip
  • Low blood sugar 11%
  • Nausea 33%
  • Diarrhea 10%
  • Vomiting 14%
  • Headache 10%
  • Constipation 8%
  • Indigestion 5%
  • Weakness 4%
  • Abdominal swelling 3%
  • Loss of appetite 3%
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How it works
ByettaMetaglip
Byetta (Exenatide) enhances the release of insulin in your gut and pancreas to lower your blood sugar.Coming soon.
Type of medication
ByettaMetaglip
Prescription only
Available as
ByettaMetaglip
  • Injection
  • Pill
Used for
ByettaMetaglip
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
Risk factors for serious side effects
ByettaMetaglip
  • Severe renal impairment
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Severe gastrointestinal disease
  • Gastroparesis
Detailed Byetta (exenatide) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Kidneys and liver
    ByettaMetaglip
    • If you have severe kidney or liver problems, you should not take Byetta (Exenatide). Talk to your doctor about testing your kidneys before starting Byetta (Exenatide). People taking medications that are damaging to kidneys such as ACE inhibitors, NSAIDs or diuretics in addition to Byetta (Exenatide) may notice nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
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    Pain
    ByettaMetaglip
    • Using Byetta (Exenatide) has been associated with stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you have severe gastrointestinal disease such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, you should talk to your doctor about using a different medicine for diabetes. You should not use Byetta (Exenatide) if you have gastroparesis, a condition that causes slow or irregular digestion. Gastroparesis can be common for people that have had uncontrolled diabetes for a while.
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    Upsides and benefits
    ByettaMetaglip
    • Can lower your A1c (average blood sugar over time) by 1%.
    • Not as likely to cause very low blood sugar as glyburine or insulin.
    • Does not increase your appetite like other anti-diabetic medicines.
    • Pen is dialed to a single dose for easy injections.
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    Downsides and risks
    ByettaMetaglip
    • Byetta (Exenatide) must be injected twice a day. Other medicines like it can be injected once daily or even weekly.
    • It commonly causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, or indigestion.
    • Can affect how well your antibiotics and birth control pills work. Take them no sooner than one hour after your injections.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    ByettaMetaglip
    • Inject into your belly, thighs, or upper arms within an hour of your main meals.
    • Store unused pens in the refrigerator.
    • After first use, pens can be kept at room temperature for 30 days.
    • Change the needle and prime the pen every time you inject.
    • If you're also on insulin, don't inject into the same site.
    • Best to check your blood sugar once a day to make sure your medicine is working properly.
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