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Taking Byetta and insulin for type 2 diabetes. Have renal disease. Should I stop Byetta?

I have been taking Byetta plus insulin for type 2 diabetes for more than 6 years. I was in 2 renal disease and since then am in stage 3 renal disease, altho kidney specialsit says I am holding level. Recent inquiries about byetta and kidneys result in my considering ceasing byetta. I fear my specialists will say to doit just to avoid possible medical mal in the future,everyone is litigious or fears it. Since you have no axe to grind, couldyou advise if I should remove self from byetta drug?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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The use of Byetta has been linked to impaired kidney dysfunction and renal kidney failure as well as serious Byetta side effects including acute pancreatitis. Additionally, a recent UCLA study showed a possible increase in Byetta pancreatic cancer and Byetta thyroid cancer
Since you are already in stage 3 of CKD and with so much of adverse reports of using BYETTA,it would be prudent to go off from this drug.
Continue your injection insulin and other treatment for CKD.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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