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What is pramlintide (Symlin)?

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it's a diabetes medication. It's a man-made version of a hormone called amylin, which your pancreas makes along with insulin when your blood sugar levels rise.

SOURCES:

Nathan D. Diabetes Care, January 2009. 

Chiara Rossi M. Acta Biomed. 2009.

American Diabetes Association: "Other Injectable Medications."

Jones M. American Family Physician. June 2007.

UC Davis Health System: "Other injectable medications for diabetes."

Parks M. New England Journal of Medicine, 2010.

Meade L. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, December 2009.

FDA: "Byetta (exenatide) -- Renal Failure."

UpToDate: “Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicty web site.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 21, 2020

SOURCES:

Nathan D. Diabetes Care, January 2009. 

Chiara Rossi M. Acta Biomed. 2009.

American Diabetes Association: "Other Injectable Medications."

Jones M. American Family Physician. June 2007.

UC Davis Health System: "Other injectable medications for diabetes."

Parks M. New England Journal of Medicine, 2010.

Meade L. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, December 2009.

FDA: "Byetta (exenatide) -- Renal Failure."

UpToDate: “Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Trulicty web site.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 21, 2020

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