An amylin analog - It is used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor for regular checks on your progress. Learn how to check your blood glucose and urine ketone levels. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between low and high blood sugar (see side effects). Use a blood sugar measuring device, whenever possible, before you treat high or low blood sugar.
When first starting to use this medicine, you should check your blood sugar more often, especially before and after meals. This will help lower the chance of having very low blood sugars. Discuss with your health care professional or doctor the results of your blood sugar monitoring at least once a week until your blood sugars, dose of this medicine, and dose of insulin are stable.
Always carry a quick- source of sugar with you in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Examples include hard sugar candy or glucose tablets.
Try not to change the brand and type of syringe unless your health care professional or doctor tells you to. Use a syringe one time only.
Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain, and carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.
Many nonprescription cough and cold products contain sugar or alcohol. These can affect diabetes control or can alter the results of tests used to monitor blood sugar. Avoid alcohol. Avoid products that contain alcohol or sugar.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1- 800- FDA- 1088.