What are the side effects of Symlin (pramlintide acetate)?

Some people may have an allergic reaction to Symlin, causing symptoms such as hives, swelling in your face or throat, and difficulty breathing. If you experience these symptoms, seek medical attention by calling 911. Symlin may also increase your risk of dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), especially in people with type 1 diabetes. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include sweating, headache, hunger, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and tremor. If left untreated, hypoglycemia can lead to more serious side effects, such as seizure, loss of consciousness, and coma. To reduce the risk of developing hypoglycemia, talk to your doctor about a plan for dealing with low blood sugar, including having a source of fast-acting sugar on hand at all times. Other side effects of Symlin may include nausea, stomach pain, decreased appetite, indigestion, vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, muscle pain, and headache. You may also develop irritation or redness in the area where you inject Symlin. If you experience any side effects while taking Symlin, talk to your doctor right away.

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