Some general tips in preparing and using the Bydureon injection:
Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Bydureon include the following:
Bydureon comes as an injection. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) once a week.
It is best to inject Bydureon into areas of the skin that have a layer of fat underneath. This includes the thigh, the upper arm, or stomach (away from the navel). Try to rotate the injection sites; do not inject in the same place twice in a row.
This medication comes as a dry powder and a separate liquid; you will need to mix each dose just before use. Follow the directions closely, and wait to mix it until immediately before use.
This medication comes in a kit with everything you need to mix and inject the dose. Two needles are provided, but only one is necessary (the other is a backup). Do not use any other needles or other components that did not come with the kit.
Make sure the doc teaches you exactly how to inject Bydureon. This includes:
How to prepare the skin
How to prepare and mix the injection
How to inject the medication
What to do with your used needles (this may vary, depending on the local laws and regulations).
It is presumed that the injection was not mixed properly, maybe you could seek medical advice from the doc/pharmacist who prescribed the injection.
Please take care, best wishes!
Usually when a med comes in a kit and has 2 needles, its so you can use one to mix the med and another to give it so the needle will be at its sharpest.
I have been on this medication for over 3 years I am part of the stage 3 study. I found out if you leave it sit out in a a room to warm up to room temperature, (ten minutes) Then mix the medication and I push the meidcation back in the bottle a few times kind of like washing/mixing it better. Then I tap the loaded syringe a few time to get rid of all bubbles. This will usually get rid of all residue in the bottle.
Sadly though I have an average of 1 plugged needle per 8 injections. And those needles hurt.
take it out of the refrigerator 15 min or so befor mixing it helps. I think the instructions say NOT TO PUT the fluid back after its out of the vial. I hit it hard on the table before using it too.
- Bydureon Information for Consumers
- Bydureon Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Bydureon (detailed)
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