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Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection

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Product introduction

Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection is used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. It’s a fast-acting type of insulin that helps to lower blood sugar levels after meals and reduce the chances of developing serious complications of diabetes.

Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection is normally prescribed along with a long-acting type of insulin or other diabetes medicines. Your doctor or nurse will teach you the correct way of injecting it under the skin. It should be taken 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal. Do not stop the medication unless your doctor tells you to. It is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

Check your blood sugar levels regularly, keep track of your results and share them with your doctor. This is very important to work out the correct dose of the medicine for you.

The most common side effect of this medicine is hypoglycemia. To prevent this, it is important to always inject only the correct dose of medicine, monitor your blood sugar levels regularly, and have regular meals. Drinking excessive alcohol can also lead to a fall in your blood sugar levels. Other side effects include allergy at the injection site like redness, swelling, or hard lumps (lipodystrophy). Some people can also gain weight while taking insulin.

Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart problems before starting treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor as the dose may need to be changed.

Uses of Humalog Solution for Injection

Benefits of Humalog Solution for Injection

In Treatment of Diabetes

Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection is a modern, rapid-acting form of insulin that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It replaces the insulin that is normally produced in the body. This helps the glucose get into your cells so your body can use it for energy. It begins to lower your blood glucose level within 10-20 minutes of injecting it and the effect can last for 3-5 hours. You will need to learn exactly how, where, and when to inject this medicine for it to be most effective.

Lowering blood glucose levels helps reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Side effects of Humalog Solution for Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Humalog

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)

How to use Humalog Solution for Injection

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

How Humalog Solution for Injection works

Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection is fast-acting insulin which starts working within 10-20 minutes after injecting. It works similar to the insulin produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of glucose in muscle and fat cells and also blocks the release of glucose from the liver.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for 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.
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequent and regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequent and regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised for dose adjustment.

What if you forget to take Humalog Solution for Injection?

If you have missed a dose of Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection, your blood sugar level may become too high (hyperglycemia). Check your blood sugar and then take the next dose accordingly.

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Quick tips

  • Take it 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side effect. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly. 
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremors, weakness, and anxiety.
  • Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
  • Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites.
  • Opened vials/cartridges stay good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator (2°C–8°C).
  • Do not use it if the preparation is no longer clear and colorless or if it contains particles.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Insulin analogue
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC
Action Class
Insulin analogues- rapid acting

Interaction with drugs

Taking Humalog with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Amiur
Serious
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Serious
Brand(s): Densol, Catrisol, Betaforte
Serious
Brand(s): Chlornol
Serious

Patient concerns

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Require prescription of Humalog Mix 25 /75 and Humalog Lispro. Mobile no is 9XXXXXX
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Insulin to be prescribed according to requirement by treating physician, Not online without personally seeing the patient.
I have taken 7ml humalog mix 25 insulin every day (morning 4ml &evening 3ml) so can you suggest me medicine instead of insulin injection?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND LOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you souls not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
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FAQs

Q. Is Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection safe in pregnancy?

Yes, Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection is considered safe to use in pregnancy if prescribed by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you become pregnant or are planning to become pregnant while using Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection. Your dosage may need to be adjusted by your doctor and you may also require more frequent blood glucose monitoring.

Q. What are the common side effects that may be caused by Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection?

The most common side effect of Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection is hypoglycemia. Symptoms of hypoglycemia include nausea, headache, irritability, hunger, sweating, dizziness, fast heart rate and feeling anxious or shaky. It happens more often if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. Hence, regular monitoring of the blood sugar level is important. Always carry some sugary candies, glucose/glucon-D or fruit juice with you.

Q. For how long do I need to take Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection?

If you are a type 1 diabetes patient, then yes, you have to take Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection for the rest of your life. This is because your body is unable to produce sufficient insulin and therefore you would need Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection as an external source of insulin. However, if you are a type 2 diabetes patient, in some cases your doctor may ask you to stop Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection if you are able to manage your diabetes with proper exercise, diet and oral medicines.

Q. Does Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection need to be refrigerated?

Unopened cartridges and unused pre-filled pens of Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection must be stored in a refrigerator where the temperature is between 2°C to 8°C. Do not freeze and do not use Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection if it has been frozen. When the cartridge has been inserted into the injection pen, it should not be refrigerated and should be kept at room temperature, below 86°F (30°C) and must be used within 28 days or be discarded, even if they still contain Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection.

Q. Can Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection cause hypoglycemia? How to prevent it?

Yes, hypoglycemia is the most common side effect of Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection is hypoglycemia. It happens more often if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, don’t skip meals and be consistent in the timing and amount of your meals. Take some snacks as per your requirement if you over exercise. Always carry some glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you. Regular monitoring of the blood sugar level is important. Take all your medicines prescribed by the doctor on time and consult your doctor if you notice any fluctuations in your blood sugar levels.

Q. How do I inject the dose of my insulin?

Wash your hands before injecting. Choose a site for injection and clean the skin as instructed. Remove the pen cap and wipe the same site is not used more than once in a month. Remove the paper tab from the pen needle and then screw the needle tightly on top of the pen. Select the prescribed dose and then place the pen at around 90 degrees at the chosen injection site and press the dose button. Hold the pen in the same position for around 10 seconds to make sure the entire insulin is injected into the skin. Remove the needle, unscrew it and discard it. Place the cap on the pen and store it.

Q. Can Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection be mixed with other insulin preparations?

No, Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection solution must not be mixed with any other insulin preparation. Also, do not mix insulin in vials with insulin in cartridges.

Q. Where do I inject Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection?

Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection is injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Your doctor will show you the area of your skin where you should inject it. Try not to inject on the same spot every time. Rotate between the typical injection sites, such as abdomen, buttocks, upper legs, or upper arms. Never inject Humalog 100IU/ml Solution for Injection into a muscle or vein. Move to a new injection site every week or two. Inject in the same area of the body, making sure to move around within that area with each injection. Then move to another area of your body and repeat the process. Use the same area for at least a week to avoid extreme blood sugar variations.

Q. Is it necessary to prime my pen before using it?

Yes, you need to prime your pen before injecting. Priming means removing the air from the needle and insulin. Dial 2 units and keep the pen vertical, facing towards the ceiling. Now, press the dose button till a drop appears on the tip of the needle. If you are using the pen for the first time, you might have to repeat the process till a drop is visible.

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