I use it twice a day. 10mcg per injection. They usually start you out on 5mcg, twice a day, and then after a month, they’ll up the dosage to the 10mcg, twice a day.
I have had NO side effects at all from using it. Some people get nausea, but that is the worst I’ve heard, and then it will go away in a few weeks.
Oh yes, it does help with weight loss! The thing that it does for me, is that it diminishes my appetite. When I first started the injections, I lost 44lbs. rather quickly. Just within 2 1/2 or 3 months.
Yes, it must be refrigerated, and when we travel, I use a nifty pack that I sent away for, that was free, from the makers of Byetta, which is Lilly. Go to the Byetta website, and maybe they’ll still have the offer. It’s a nice little denim pack, with two cold packs and lots of room for the Byetta, my insulins, needles, alcohol pads and everything!
Good luck. Do let us know how you do on it!