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Started byetta for nausea. Started experiencing altered taste. Common side effect of medicine?

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hi, I have just been started on Byetta 10microgram dosage. The Endocrinologist suggested one dosage for a week instead of the usual twice daily dosage due to the nausea effects. My query is that I have been experiencing altered taste sensations since beginning the Byetta injections, and was wondering if the altered taste sensations are a common side effect of the medication? If not,is it a side effect at all of Byetta medications?
Posted Thu, 14 Mar 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Rahul Tawde 33 minutes later
Altered taste sensation is a known but uncommon side effect of Byetta. There are occassional case reports of patients on Byetta having dysgeusia ( altered taste). Nausea and vomiting are less common with weekly formulation of Byetta. The same cant be said about dysgeusia because of lack of ev8dence as yet. I hope it works for you.
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