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Generic: pramlintide
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It is used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults

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What may interact with this medicine?

  • atropine
  • cisapride
  • erythromycin
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines used to treat stomach problems
  • narcotic medicines for pain
  • other medicines for diabetes like acarbose, miglitol
  • tegaserod

Many medications may cause changes in blood sugar, these include:

  • alcohol containing beverages
  • aspirin and aspirin- like drugs
  • chloramphenicol
  • chromium
  • female hormones, such as estrogens or progestins, birth control pills
  • heart medicines
  • isoniazid
  • male hormones or anabolic steroids
  • medications for weight loss
  • medicines for allergies, asthma, cold, or cough
  • medicines for mental problems
  • medicines called MAO inhibitors - Nardil, Parnate, Marplan, Eldepryl
  • niacin
  • NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen
  • pentamidine
  • phenytoin
  • probenecid
  • quinolone antibiotics such as ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, ofloxacin
  • some herbal dietary supplements
  • steroid medicines such as prednisone or cortisone
  • thyroid hormones
  • diuretics

Some medications can hide the warning symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). You may need to monitor your blood sugar more closely if you are taking one of these medications. These include:

  • beta- blockers, often used for high blood pressure or heart problems (examples include atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol)
  • clonidine
  • guanethidine
  • reserpine

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.

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