In adult patients with diabetes not adequately controlled on mealtime insulin
SYMLIN can cause serious side effects, including:
People who have severely low blood sugar have had injuries while driving their car, operating heavy machinery, or doing other dangerous activities. You and your healthcare provider should talk about a plan to treat low blood sugar. You should have fast-acting sugar (such as hard candy, glucose tablets, juice) or glucagon for injection with you at all times. Call your healthcare provider if you have severe low blood sugar or if you have low blood sugar more often than normal.
You have a higher chance of getting severe low blood sugar if you:
SYMLIN is used with insulin to lower blood sugar, especially high blood sugar that happens after meals.
SYMLIN is taken at mealtimes. The use of SYMLIN does not replace your daily insulin but may lower the amount of insulin you need, especially before meals.
Do not share your SymlinPen with other people, even if the needle is changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
SYMLIN is an injectable prescription medicine used to treat adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes to control blood sugar. SYMLIN is used when your mealtime insulin dose has not controlled your blood sugar well enough.
It is not known if SYMLIN is safe and effective in children.
Amylin is a hormone secreted by beta cells located in the pancreas, the same cells that also secrete insulin. Amylin works by:
*SYMLIN is not a weight-loss product. Individual results may vary.
Do not use SYMLIN if you:
SYMLIN should only be used by adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who:
Before you use SYMLIN, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. SYMLIN slows stomach emptying and can affect medicines that need to pass through the stomach quickly.
If you miss or forget a dose of SYMLIN, wait until the next meal and take your usual dose of SYMLIN at that meal. Do not take more than your usual dose of SYMLIN.
The most common side effects of SYMLIN include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of SYMLIN. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
SYMLIN can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). When starting SYMLIN, reduce your dose of insulin before meals as directed by your healthcare provider to reduce the chance of low blood sugar.
You and your healthcare provider should talk about a plan to treat low blood sugar. You should have fast-acting sugar (such as hard candy, glucose tablets, juice) or glucagon for injection with you at all times. Call your healthcare provider if you have low blood sugar more often than normal or if you have severe low blood sugar.
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