Medicine Overview of Actrapid Injection
Actrapid Novolet 100 IU/ml Injection is used in the treatment of diabetes
Side Effects of Actrapid are Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Injection site allergic reaction.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Actrapid Novolet 100 IU/ml Injection 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.
In Depth Information on Actrapid Injection
Actrapid Injection related warnings
Taking Insulin regular with alcohol may reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Actrapid Novolet 100 IU/ml Injection 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.
Actrapid Novolet 100 IU/ml Injection 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.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Actrapid Novolet 100 IU/ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Actrapid Novolet 100 IU/ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Actrapid Novolet 100 IU/ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actrapid Novolet 100 IU/ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Frequently asked questions about Actrapid Injection
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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Taking Actrapid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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