Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill


Overview

Uses of Actrapid HM Solution for Injection

Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill is used in the treatment of diabetes.

Actrapid HM Solution for Injection side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Injection site allergic reaction

How to use Actrapid HM Solution for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

How Actrapid HM Solution for Injection works

Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill is a short-acting insulin, starts working within 10-20 minutes after injection. It works similar to insulin produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppresses the production of sugar in the liver.

Actrapid HM Solution for Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Insulin regular with alcohol may reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.

Alternate Brands

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Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill
Actrapid 100 IU/ml Flexpen
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Expert Advice

  • Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill helps to control blood glucose level and avoids long-term complications.
  • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill.
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side-effect; learn how to identify and manage its symptoms (sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, headache) and teach your family as well.
  • Take Actrapid HM 100 IU/ml Penfill 45 to 60 minutes before a meal.
  • Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites.
  • Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
  • Opened vials/cartridge are good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator  (2°C–8°C).

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Actrapid HM with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Enatol, AB-Pril, Inopril
MODERATE
Brand(s): Capotril, Aceten, Angiopril
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Brand(s): Fovas, Fosinace
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Actrapid HM

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Greetings Respected Doctors I am a Male, Age: 39 Diagnosed for type 2 diabetics, 3 years ago Height: 5?3 Weight 72kgs BMI: 28.9 Have been through various oral diabetic medication but not successful in bring the sugar number to the normal ranges (off and on yes) I was prescribed ?Novomix 30? pre breakfast and pre dinner (30 units) after daily checking of sugar level at home on daily basis, I feel that this combination is not working for me. I have asked my doctor to change my insulin regime to MDI as I have been diagnosed at 37years, I wanted to cut oral meds and go on the insulin therapy as for the long run and give me a tight control over my sugar levels. (The doctor said no and has given me very expensive tablets) In my profession as a stock broker I have to be seated almost 90% of my work time. I am a pre vegetarian, take low card food and have an hour of walking in the mornings. I followed the pattern of insulin regime what my cousin does, tried ?novo rapid? pre meals and ?Lantus? at bed time. Had good results and control. My HB1ac from 11.6 dropped to 9.2 in 2 months My question to experts 1. Is it safe too continue this MDI because I don?t want to continue tablets. 2. Due to ?high cost? reasons what are the substitutes that I use instead of Lantus and novorapid. 3. Heard about ?Actrapid HM? can it be substituted for ?Novorapid? Kindly let me know the options (I have explained to my doctor about my concerns and he does not want to take cognizance of my issues) PATIENT (Chennai)
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
You can continue this.one more thing is in cmc there is good doctor Dr.Nitin Kapoor
What is the difference between diabetes type one and type twoTablet tranjenta 5 mg safe hai kya
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Type 1 diabetes used to be known as insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM), or juvenile-onset diabetes as it often begins in childhood. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the immune system wrongly identifies and subsequently attacks the pancreatic cells that produce insulin, leading to little or no insulin production. Type 2 diabetes used to be known as non-insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM) and adult onset diabetes, but it is increasingly common in children, largely due to children being more likely to be obese or overweight. In this condition, the body usually still produces some insulin, but this is not enough to meet demand and the body's cells do not properly respond to the insulin. The latter effect is called insulin resistance, where persistently elevated blood glucose has caused cells to be overexposed to insulin, making them less responsive or unresponsive to the hormonal messenger.
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FAQs

Q. Is insulin safe for type 2 diabetes mellitus?
Yes,insulin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. Insulin is safe for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus if used as advised by your doctor
Q. Is insulin water soluble?
Yes,insulin is a water soluble hormone naturally produced by the body
Q. Is insulin a protein and a macromolecule?
Yes,insulin is a protein chain or peptide hormone. Proteins are very large complex macromolecules, and insulin being a protein chain is a macromolecule (53 amino acids with high molecular weight)
Q. Is insulin injection painful?
No, insulin injection is not painful. If you experience pain while injecting consult your doctor and check if your injection techniques are correct
Q. Is insulin better than pills?
Insulin and antidiabetic pills are used in the treatment of diabetes. Both produce same effects of lowering blood sugar levels. Your doctor may advise the right kind of treatment for your type of diabetes
Q. Is insulin resistance reversible?
Insulin resistance (body produces insulin but does not use it effectively) may or may not be reversible condition depending on the stage at which it is detected
Q. What can I take for insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance can be managed by antidiabetic medications or insulin therapy. Your doctor may advise the right kind of treatment for your insulin resistance states
Q. Can I take insulin with Victoza (liraglutide)?
Victoza (liraglutide) is an antidiabetic therapy. Liraglutide together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with Victoza
Q. Can I take insulin with metformin?
Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine. Metformin together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with metformin
Q. Can I take insulin with Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide?
Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide is an oral antidiabetic medicine. Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with insulin?
There is no known interaction of insulin with ibuprofen. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with ibuprofen
Q. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with insulin?
There are no known interactions of insulin with Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
Q. Can I take aspirin with insulin?
Aspirin together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with aspirin
Q. Does insulin pen need to be refrigerated?
Insulin pens only require refrigeration until their first use. After the initial use, it must be kept at a room temperature
Q. Does insulin/ Lantus insulin cause weight gain?
Insulin may or may not cause weight gain. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does insulin cause constipation?
There are no known effects of insulin on constipation
Q. Does insulin affect kidneys?
There are no known effects of insulin on kidney function. Excessively high blood sugar levels, uncontrolled diabetes and inappropriate action of natural insulin may affect your kidneys
Q. Does insulin make you hungry?
Insulin helps your body use food more efficiently. Therefore you might feel hungry.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 23rd Aug 2018.
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