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When and How to Take It

Some general considerations for when and how to take pramlintide include the following:
  • The medicine is administered in the form of an injection in pens. It is given just under the skin of the thigh or abdomen (stomach area).
  • Pramlintide should be injected right before every major meal. A major meal must have at least 250 calories or 30 grams of carbohydrates.
  • Do not mix pramlintide and insulin, as they are not compatible. They must be given as separate injections. Separate the insulin and pramlintide injections by at least 2 inches on your body.
  • Unused pramlintide pens must be refrigerated. Once a pen is used, it can be stored at room temperature. If you keep your pramlintide in the refrigerator, allow it to warm up to room temperature before injecting it.
  • For pramlintide to work properly, it must be injected as prescribed. It will not work if you stop using it.

Pramlintide Dosing

The dosage your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Pramlintide Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Pramlintide can potentially interact with a number of medicines.
(Click Drug Interactions With Pramlintide for more information.)
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