By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-08-10 09:28:54 -0500
Started 2009-10-16 21:10:33 -0500

does anyone have a suggestion for the constipation that comes with byetta?

4 replies

Diane987 2010-08-10 09:20:20 -0500 Report

I have been taking byetta for a few months now. I never really had too much of a problem with the nausea byetta usually brings, but I have from the beginning had constipation from it. I combat this with plenty of fiber in my diet and a lot of water. I also have a cup of Senna tea every other day. Senna alone may give if cramps so there is another product called Smooth Move that has mostly senna and some other herbs to relieve the cramps. Some grocery stores have it but definitely a health food store will have it.

lipsie 2009-10-17 08:26:06 -0500 Report

I wish I could answer this but I dunno anything about this yet, though I have asked my MD about trying it myself. I know drinking coffee helps me if you are a coffee drinker that is. Good luck! Hugs! Sheila

ohionative 2010-08-10 09:02:04 -0500 Report

If you are constipated fron it, stop it. Nothing helps with the constipation once it starts.

Diane987 2010-08-10 09:28:54 -0500 Report

Is there some story that you would like to share with us? I am curious why you say nothing helps. I have found that Senna tea and I forgot to say above that I also take acidolphillus to replenish the good bacteria in my system.

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