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Equisulin R 40 IU Injection

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Introduction of Equisulin R Injection

Equisulin R 40 IU Injection is a short-acting insulin used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It helps to control blood sugar levels and prevents long-term complications.

Equisulin R 40 IU Injection should be used with regular exercise and a healthy diet for best results. It is generally used in combination with other diabetes medicines. It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) as a side effect. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Equisulin R Injection

Equisulin R Injection side effects

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

How to use Equisulin R Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Equisulin R Injection works

Equisulin R 40 IU 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.

Equisulin R Injection related warnings

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Equisulin R 40 IU Injection Taking Insulin regular with alcohol may reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Equisulin R 40 IU Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Equisulin R 40 IU Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Equisulin R 40 IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Equisulin R 40 IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Equisulin R 40 IU Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Equisulin R 40 IU Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Take it 45 to 60 minutes before a meal.
  • 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.
  • 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/cartridges 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 Equisulin R with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Topram, Rigapril, G Pril
Brand(s): Enatol, AB-Pril, Inopril
Brand(s): K Pril

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Equisulin R

is it curable for Type 1 diabetes or we need continue with insulin injection for life time. thanks
Dr. Satish Kumar Jyoti
Diabetes Specialist
At present there is no cure for type 1 diabetes. But in near future you can expect it's cure in form of stem cell transplant.
whether i could continue my insulin injection for type 1 diabetes for a long time
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Try to reduce the dose of insulin and shift to tablets by control sugar level with the supervision of your doctor.
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User Feedback


Q. Will I need Equisulin R for the rest of my life?

If you are a type 1 diabetes patient, then yes, you have to take Equisulin R for the rest of your life because your body is unable to produce sufficient insulin. Therefore, you would need Equisulin R as an external source of insulin. However, if you are a type 2 diabetes patient, sometimes your doctor may ask you to stop Equisulin R if you were able to manage your diabetes with proper exercise, diet and oral medicines.

Q. Can Equisulin R be used with other diabetes medicine?

Yes, Equisulin R can be used alone or in combination with other diabetes medicines, along with proper diet and exercise.

Q. Is Equisulin R safe to use in type 2 diabetes?

Yes, insulin is safe to use in type 2 diabetes if used according to your doctor's advice.

Q. Does it hurt taking Equisulin R?

Taking Equisulin R may hurt just a little bit at the injection site. However, if you are experiencing intolerable pain while injecting, then consult your doctor, and check if your injection techniques are correct.

Q. Does Equisulin R need to be refrigerated?

Equisulin R needs to be refrigerated before its first use. After the initial use, it can be kept at a room temperature.

Q. Does Equisulin R cause constipation?

Using Equisulin R does not cause constipation.

Q. Does Equisulin R make you hungry?

Equisulin R helps your body to use food more efficiently. Therefore, you might feel hungry.

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