I've been on byetta on & off for a year its hard for me to remember my shot but my biggest question is . Can I inject myself somewhere besides my stomach ?? And if I'm going somewhere for the day is it ok to take the shot with me without it being in refrigerater ??
29 Jun 2012
Some general considerations for when and how to take the medication include:
Byetta comes in an injection form. It is given just under the skin of the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm. Please seek medical advice who shall explain hoe to use Byetta &.inject it.
It should be injected twice a day, before the two main meals, at least six hours apart.
It should be injected within 60 minutes before the meal. It should not be taken after the meal or more than 60 minutes before the meal.
It should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
Your pharmacist must store the drug under refrigeration, but you may keep it at room temperature (up to 77 degrees F) after the first use, up to 30 days. Byetta pens that you have not used yet should be stored in the refrigerator. The medication should not be frozen, and you should not use any that has been frozen. Do not store your pens with the needles attached (this will prevent leakage). A Byetta pen should be thrown away 30 days after the first time you use it, even it there is some medication left in it.
However. for more info please do seek medical advice from the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med.
Take care, best wishes!
- Byetta Information for Consumers
- Byetta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Byetta (detailed)
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