Albiglutide is an injectable diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels.
Albiglutide is used together with diet and exercise to treat type 2 diabetes. Albiglutide is usually given after other diabetes medications have been tried without success.
This medicine is not for treating type 1 diabetes.
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking albiglutide:
chills or fever
loss of appetite
nausea, vomiting, or indigestion
pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
Incidence not known:
Anxiety, irritability, or mood changes
difficulty with breathing or swallowing
skin itching, rash, or redness
swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
unusual tiredness or weakness
Some of the side effects that can occur with albiglutide may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
Body aches or pain
loss of voice
muscle pain or stiffness
pain in the joints
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
skin reactions, warmth, or redness at the injection site
stuffy or runny nose
(subcutaneous powder for injection)