Symlin

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    Brand Name:Symlin
    Generic: Pramlintide Acetate
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2005-03-16 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Amylin Pharmaceuticals
This drug is available in the following forms:
Injectables
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2005/021332lbl.pdf

About Symlin

Symlin is an injectable medicine for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to control blood sugar. Symlin slows down the movement of food through your stomach. This affects how fast sugar enters your blood after eating. Symlin is always used with insulin to help lower blood sugar during the 3 hours after meals.

Symlin has not been studied in children.

Side Effects of Symlin

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia): Symlin is used with insulin to lower your blood sugar, but your blood sugar may drop too low, especially if you have type 1 diabetes. When starting Symlin, reduce your doses of insulin before meals as recommended by your doctor to reduce the chance of low blood sugar.
  • Nausea is the most common side effect with Symlin
  • Other side effects include decreased appetite, vomiting, stomach pain, tiredness, dizziness, or indigestion. Symlin also can cause reactions at the injection site including redness, minor bruising, or pain.

Who Should Not Take Symlin

Do not use Symlin if you:

  • cannot tell when your blood sugar is low (hypoglycemia unawareness).
  • have a stomach problem called gastroparesis. This is when your stomach does not empty as fast as it should.
  • are allergic to Symlin or any ingredients in Symlin.

Interactions with Symlin

Keep a list of all the medicines you take. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Symlin can slow down how other medicines pass through your stomach and may affect how much of them get into your body. Therefore, you may have to change the times you take certain medicines.

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