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Buy SymlinPen 60 Online

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BRAND LISTING - SymlinPen 60 (Pramlintide Acetate)
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
1000 mcg/mL (2 X 1.5 mL)

SymlinPen 60 is supplied as a sterile injection; 1.5 mL disposable multidose pen-injector contains 1000 mcg/mL pramlintide acetate.

SYMLINPEN 60 (PRAMLINTIDE ACETATE)

SymlinPen 60 Description

SymlinPen 60 may be prescribed to type 1 or 2 diabetics that are using mealtime insulin, but who still have not managed to control their blood glucose level enough after eating. SymlinPen 60 is not insulin, but Pramlintide Acetate, a different man-made hormone called Amylin that will supplement the action of your mealtime insulin, allowing it to work more effectively. SymlinPen 60 is a separate injection from your insulin, and you should monitor your blood glucose readings closely as it could take a few mealtime injections to figure out the dosage that works best for you. Your doctor may consider lowering your insulin dosage once the SymlinPen 60 injections begin.

At times, insulin has a difficult time regulating your blood glucose, not only after a meal, but at times of stress, or illness. SymlinPen 60 is designed to supplement your mealtime insulin, not replace it. Once you have injected SymlinPen 60 as directed, the active ingredient slowd down the movement of food from your stomach to the intestines. This helps keep any carbohydrates from your meal stay in your stomach longer where it is converted into glucose and enters your bloodstream gradually. SymlinPen 60 also blocks glucagon, a pancreatic enzyme that stimulates your liver to secrete stored glucose. Many diabetics may find they are losing weight while using SymlinPen 60 with their insulin because they tend to feel fuller longer after eating because the food stays in their stomach longer.

Conditions Treated by SymlinPen 60

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes your own immune system to believe the Insulin-producing beta cells in your pancreas are a threat so it launches an attack. As these cells are destroyed, you are no longer able to produce insulin or Amylin. Type 2 diabetics are still able to produce some insulin and Amylin but gradually, your body tissues become increasingly resistant to the hormone. This causes glucose to stay in your bloodstream instead of being taken up and stored for energy.

Not very much is known about the risk factors for becoming a type 1 diabetic, except than your chances are higher if a parent or sibling has it. After you reach 40 years old, you should be tested about every three years for type 2 diabetes or more frequently if you have one or more risk factors. These could include being overweight, hypertensive, giving birth to a baby nine pounds or bigger or having gestational diabetes, and having high cholesterol, to name a few. If you are aware that you may at risk, you could try being proactive and take on a healthier lifestyle by exercising and eating better.

Before You Administer SymlinPen 60

Ask your doctor about the safety of using SymlinPen 60 if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Disclose other medical conditions and allergies you have to your doctor and provide a list of current OTC and Rx meds you are on, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. This will allow your doctor to determine if SymlinPen 60 is the right medicine for you.

Warnings for SymlinPen 60

If you skip a meal, you should not inject SymlinPen 60 and you should ask your doctor or pharmacist about using mealtime insulin if you are sick and cannot eat or you have skipped a meal. Do not start or stop taking any medications without consulting your doctor first as your dosage for SymlinPen 60 may need adjusting.

Possible Side Effects of SymlinPen 60

  • Weight loss
  • Painful joints
  • Stomach pain
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