Cliffff, I can't say I know much about Byetta but, I am on thyroid meds and was on Actos for a time. Both these meds have instructions on how to take them effectively. I know things like antacids, grapefruit, calcium, iron, and even protein can affect the drug's efficacy (effectiveness). They are recommended to be taken 1 hour or 2-3 hours after food - i.e. empty stomach. Although thyroid meds have been commonly recommended to be taken in the morning before breakfast, some find it better to take before bed because 1) the digestive process slows down at this time (allowing for more absorbtion) and 2) less chance of having a meal like breakfast interfere with efficacy. However, some report that thyroid meds' somewhat "stimulating" effects can affect sleep. Again, we all differ.
If not your doctor, I might think your pharmacist is a good place to ask this question. There are some Byetta users here so, hopefully they can chime in on when they typically take their shots. Take care.
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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