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BYDUREON BCISE Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing



BYDUREON BCise is the brand name for exenatide extended-release and is available as a subcutaneous injection.

What dosages is BYDUREON BCISE available in?

What dosages is BYDUREON BCISE available in?

BYDUREON BCise is available as an extended-release injectable suspension: 2 mg of exenatide in a 0.85 mL single-dose autoinjector.

What is BYDUREON BCISE used for?

What is BYDUREON BCISE used for?

BYDUREON BCise is a GLP-1 receptor agonist that is used to treat type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise (adults and children age 10 years and older) – Bydureon BCise only.

How does BYDUREON BCISE work?

How does BYDUREON BCISE work?

BYDUREON BCise is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. It acts like GLP-1, a hormone that tells your body to release insulin after you eat. Also like GLP-1, exenatide blocks your liver from releasing sugar into your blood. These actions help control and maintain blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.



The typical dose of BYDUREON BCise is 2 mg injected under the skin once a week at any time of day with or without meals.

Is it safe for me to take BYDUREON BCISE?

Is it safe for me to take BYDUREON BCISE?

BYDUREON BCise is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or in patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2.

BYDUREON BCISE Common Side Effects

BYDUREON BCISE Common Side Effects

Common side effects of BYDUREON BCise:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Injection-site lump
  • Constipation
BYDUREON BCISE Serious Side Effects

BYDUREON BCISE Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with BYDUREON BCise. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe allergic reaction: rash, hives, trouble breathing, swelling of the face or throat
  • Thyroid cancer: lump in the throat, pain in the neck, jaw, or ear, hoarseness, trouble swallowing or breathing
    Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis): pain, swelling, or tenderness in the stomach, fever, nausea, vomiting, fast heartbeat
  • Low blood sugar: headache, drowsiness, weakness, hunger, fast heart beat, dizziness, confusion, anxiety, sweating, blurred vision, slurred speech
  • Serious kidney injury: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, changes in urinary frequency, swelling in legs or ankles, tiredness, shortness of breath
  • Serious bleeding problems: unusual bleeding, bleeding when you brush your teeth, easy bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on BYDUREON BCISE

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on BYDUREON BCISE

The following medications may interact with BYDUREON BCise:

  • May impact absorption of orally administered medications.
  • Warfarin: Postmarketing reports with exenatide of increased international normalized ratio (INR) sometimes associated with bleeding. Monitor INR frequently until stable upon initiation of BYDUREON BCISE therapy



Is BYDUREON BCISE safe in pregnancy?

Is BYDUREON BCISE safe in pregnancy?

BYDUREON BCISE may harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant while using BYDUREON BCISE. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to control your blood sugar if you plan to become pregnant or while you are pregnant.


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