IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: POSSIBLE THYROID TUMORS, INCLUDING CANCER:
In animal studies, BYDUREON caused rats to develop tumors of the thyroid gland. Some of these tumors were cancer. It is not known if BYDUREON causes thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in people. Do not take BYDUREON if you or any of your family members have MTC or if you have Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2. While taking BYDUREON, 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.
Please click here for additional Important Safety Information.
A blood test that measures average blood sugar (glucose) over the past 2 to 3 months.
A desire for food or drink.
Body Mass Index, a ratio of height and weight used to determine obesity.
Glucose (sugar) found in the blood and the body's main source of energy. Also called blood glucose.
Blood Sugar Level
The amount of glucose (sugar) in a given amount of blood. It is reported as the number of milligrams of glucose in a deciliter of blood, or mg/dL.
Blood Sugar Meter
A hand-held machine that tests blood sugar (glucose) levels. A drop of blood, obtained by pricking a finger, is placed on a small strip that is inserted in the meter which measures and displays the blood sugar level.
Blood Sugar Monitoring
Checking blood sugar (glucose) levels on a regular basis in order to manage diabetes. A blood sugar meter is needed for frequent blood sugar monitoring.
One of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide carbohydrate include starches, breads, vegetables, fruits, milk products, and sugars. Sometimes called a "carb."
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
A healthcare provider with expertise in diabetes education who has met eligibility requirements and successfully completed a certification exam.
The amount of a medicine to be taken within a given period.
One of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide fat include butter, margarine, salad dressing, oil, nuts, meat, poultry, fish, and some dairy products. Excess calories are stored as body fat, providing the body with a reserve supply of energy.
The sugar that the body makes from the three elements of food—proteins, fats, and carbohydrates—but mostly from carbohydrates. Glucose is the major source of energy for living cells. Because glucose is carried to each cell through the bloodstream, it is often called "blood glucose" or "blood sugar."
Also called low blood sugar (glucose). Symptoms may include sweating, trembling, hunger, dizziness, moodiness, confusion, and blurred vision.
A hormone produced in the pancreas by beta cells, which is necessary for glucose (sugar) to be able to enter certain cells of the body and be used for energy.
A large organ in the body that has many functions, including the production and storage of glucose (sugar).
An organ located behind the stomach that produces the hormones insulin and glucagon, and releases them into the bloodstream to help control blood sugar (glucose) levels. The pancreas also produces digestive enzymes.
A specific amount of a medicine that has already been measured for patient use.
One of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide protein include meat, poultry, fish, cheese, milk, dairy products, eggs, nuts, and dried beans. Proteins are also used in the body to build cells, to create insulin and other hormones, and other functions.
A class of oral medicine for type 2 diabetes that lowers blood sugar (glucose) by helping the pancreas to make more insulin. Examples include Amaryl® (glimepiride), Glucotrol® (glipizide), and Micronase® (glyburide).
Type 2 Diabetes
A condition characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels caused by either a lack of insulin or the body's inability to use insulin efficiently. Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults but can appear in young people, and is the most common form of diabetes.
BYDUREON is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and should be used along with diet and exercise. BYDUREON is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes.
BYDUREON is a long-acting form of the medication in BYETTA® (exenatide) injection so both drugs should not be used together. BYDUREON is not a substitute for insulin and has not been studied in combination with insulin. BYDUREON is not for people with type 1 diabetes or people with diabetic ketoacidosis (a condition caused by very high blood sugar). BYDUREON is not recommended for use in children. It is not known if BYDUREON is safe and effective in people with a history of pancreatitis or severe kidney problems.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, LLC, and AstraZeneca do not review the information on this website and/or database for content, accuracy, or completeness. Use of and access to this information is subject to the terms, limitations, and conditions set by the website and/or database producer.
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and AstraZeneca make no representation as to the accuracy or any other aspect of the information contained on such website and/or database, nor does Bristol-Myers Squibb or AstraZeneca necessarily endorse such website and/or database.
Click "Continue" to proceed or "Return" to return to this website.