As with any medication, there are possible side effects with Byetta.  Fortunately, Byetta side effects are somewhat uncommon, and when they do occur, side effects are typically minor. The most common Byetta side effects include:

  • nausea
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • feeling jittery
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • upset stomach
  • heart burn
  • indigestion

Severe Byetta Side Effects

In rare cases, Byetta may cause patients to experience severe and even life-threatening side effects. Patients who experience any of the following severe side effects with Byetta should contact a doctor immediately.

Side effects associated with high blood sugar, including:

  • increased hunger
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • blurred vision
  • fatigue
  • shortness of breath
  • nausea or vomiting

Side effects associated with low blood sugar, including:

  • sweating
  • shakiness
  • extreme hunger
  • dizziness
  • cold sweats
  • blurry vision
  • changes in behavior, such as irritability
  • loss of coordination
  • difficulty speaking
  • confusion
  • seizures

Byetta Side Effects: Pancreatitis

Another serious side effect associated with Byetta is pancreatitis, or an inflamed pancreas. Byetta may cause several different types of pancreatitis, including:

Severe cases of pancreatitis can cause toxins and enzymes to be released into the blood stream. When this happens, the heart, lungs, kidneys or other organs can be injured, and in some instances, these injuries can be fatal. Byetta patients who experience unexplained persistent severe abdominal pain may be suffering from pancreatitis and should seek medical assistance immediately.  

Byetta Side Effects Attorneys

If you or a loved one took Byetta and experienced severe side effects, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our experienced Byetta side effects attorneys may be able to help you collect compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact us today for a free and confidential case review.

Published November 17, 2011 by