PRAMLINTIDE INJECTOR - INJECTION
Common Brand Name(s): Symlinpen
Phonetic Pronunciation: (PRAM-lin-tide)
Information last revised August 2010
What does PRAMLINTIDE INJECTOR - INJ look like?
SymlinPen 120 2,700 mcg/2.7 mL Sub-Q Pen Injector
SymlinPen 60 1,500 mcg/1.5 mL Sub-Q Pen Injector
Pramlintide is used with mealtime insulin and a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is used when patients who are already using insulin need better blood sugar control. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Pramlintide acts like a certain natural substance called amylin, which lowers blood sugar. This drug works by slowing the movement of food through your stomach. It also decreases your appetite and the amount of sugar your liver makes. Pramlintide does not replace insulin, but it may lower the amount of insulin you need.
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