A question about "Pen's" for Byetta insulin etc


#1

Hi All,
This is the end of my first month on Byetta. My understanding is we’re supposed to toss the pen (after 30 days) and use the next one.
Question : If there is still some left can I go ahead and finish it?
Is it the same if you use insulin pens?
Thanks ahead:)
MeadowLark


#2

Yea they say to toss the pen after 30 days, its also on their website… I know b/c I was researching it for myself… have u experienced the side affects? I was scared after hearing about the nausea and stomach issues… has it worked for you?


#3

I dont know:) Today is actually day 31 for me. So I took the shot anyway. I still have a bit left; I’m gonna go ahead and use it tonight.Now that I look at it; I might get tonight and tomorrow morning out of it. Which would only be one dose extra. If I were taking it once a day… then, I’d have 30 more days!hmmm… Have to see when I get there. Right now, my bloodsugar range has dropped to averaging 120 - 135 for the past month. Before Byetta it was 150 - 200!
MeadowLark


#4

Meadowlark,

With the insulin pens, they will often last more than 1 month if a person uses a small dose, though eventually they will die.

With Byetta, because you use a set dose, they probably don’t put a lot more than a month’s worth (plus some for the air shots) in the pen. But you probably can get a few more days out of each pen. It’s not like there’s some kind of fuse set that blows the stuff up after 30 days.