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How many times a day do I take pramlintide?

Your doctor will likely tell you to give yourself an injection of pramlintide before each meal. Be aware that pramlintide can interact with insulin to cause a severe drop in blood sugar within just a few hours. So, when you first start treatment with pramlintide, you will need to lower your usual dose of rapid or short-acting insulin before meals to about half the amount you usually take until you are on a maintenance dose of pramlintide. Then insulin doses may be readjusted as needed.

 

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