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Byetta Dosage

Generic name: exenatide 250ug in 1mL
Dosage form: injection
Drug class: Incretin Mimetics (GLP-1 Agonists)

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Dec 21, 2022.

Recommended Dosing

Initiate BYETTA at 5 mcg administered subcutaneously twice daily at any time within the 60-minute period before the morning and evening meals (or before the two main meals of the day, approximately 6 hours or more apart). Do not administer after a meal.
Based on clinical response, the dose of BYETTA can be increased to 10 mcg twice daily after 1 month of therapy.
Administer as a subcutaneous injection in the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm.
Inspect visually for particulate matter and discoloration. Only use BYETTA if the solution appears clear, colorless, and contains no particles.
Do not mix BYETTA with insulin. Do not transfer BYETTA from the pen to a syringe or a vial.
If a dose is missed, resume the treatment regimen as prescribed with the next scheduled dose.

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