Humalog 200 IU/ml Kwikpen

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Overview

Uses of Humalog Solution for Injection

Humalog 200 IU/ml Kwikpen is used in the treatment of diabetes. It is indicated in patients with diabetes mellitus who require insulin for the maintenance of normal glucose homeostasis. It is also indicated for the initial stabilization of diabetes mellitus.

Humalog Solution for Injection side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Injection site allergic reaction
  • Skin thickening or pits at the injection site (Lipodystrophy)
  • Rash
  • Itching

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 200 IU/ml Kwikpen is a fast-acting insulin, starts working within 10-20 minutes after injection. It works similar to insulin produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of glucose in muscle and fat cell and also block the release of glucose from the liver.

Humalog Solution for Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Humalog 200 IU/ml Kwikpen with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Humalog 200 IU/ml Kwikpen 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
Humalog 200 IU/ml Kwikpen 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
Humalog 200 IU/ml Kwikpen should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Humalog 200 IU/ml Kwikpen may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequent and regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Humalog 200 IU/ml Kwikpen should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Humalog 200 IU/ml Kwikpen may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequent and regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised for dose adjustment.

What if you miss a dose of Humalog Solution for Injection?

If you have missed a dose of Humalog 200 IU/ml Kwikpen, your blood sugar level may become too high (hyperglycemia). Check your blood sugar and then take the next dose accordingly.

Alternate Brands

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

Expert Advice

  • Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites.
  • Do not use if the preparation is no longer clear and colorless or if it contains particles.
  • 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.

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
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Humalog

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I am diabetic since 2001.Genetically so. I am on Humalog 25 morning 38and evening 36 units along with glycomet 1g twice a day and Cipla 10. I go for four km walk daily. Eat two chapatis lunch and dinner. But my hb1Ac is always around 8,5. This Humalog I have been taking for the last two years steadily increasing the dose. Please advise. Thanks
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Need to adjust doseIf no response change to mixed insullinA 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 FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED. ALWAYS IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you SHOULD 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
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 it safe to use Humalog during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Humalog does not affect pregnant women or their fetus/newborn. Insulin requirements usually fall during the first trimester and increase during the second and third trimesters. Patients with diabetes should inform their doctor if they are pregnant or are planning to conceive. Careful monitoring of glucose control, as well as general health, is essential in pregnant patients with diabetes. Patients with diabetes who are breastfeeding may require adjustments in insulin dose, diet or both.

Q. What are the serious side effects that may be caused by Humalog?

Humalog may cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) with dizziness or lightheadedness, sweating, confusion, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, hunger, anxiety, irritability, or mood changes. Use of Insulin Lispro can affect the potassium levels in your blood. It can also cause weight loss or weight gain. You may notice changes in your diet or fall ill or feel tired. It can also cause serious allergic reactions which may lead to rashes all over the body, trouble breathing, fast heartbeat, sweating and a feeling of fainting. Fluid retention and heart failure can also be seen if Humalog is taken with other antidiabetic medicines like Thiazolidinediones (TZDs).

Q. What should I do if I experience any side effects?

If you experience any side effects, please contact your doctor.

Q. Which drugs may increase the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when given along with Humalog?

The use of Humalog can cause hypoglycemia if co-administered with antidiabetic agents, salicylates, sulfonamide antibiotics, monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Using Humalog with fluoxetine, pramlintide, disopyramide, fibrates, propoxyphene, pentoxifylline can increase the threat of hypoglycemia. Use of ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blocking agents, and somatostatin analogs (for e.g. octreotide) with Humalog can also cause hypoglycemia. Dose adjustment and increased frequency of glucose monitoring may be required when Humalog is co-administered with these drugs.

Q. Does Humalog need to be refrigerated?

Unopened cartridges and unused pre-filled pens of Humalog must be stored in a refrigerator where the temperature is between 2°C to 8°C. When the cartridge has been inserted into the injection pen, it should not be refrigerated and should be kept at room temperature.

Q. What should I do if the dose knob is hard to push?

Pushing the dose knob more slowly will make it easier to inject. It could also be possible that your needle is blocked. Put on a new needle and prime the pen.

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 outer needle cap. Stabilize the skin by spreading it or pinching up a large area. Insert the needle as instructed. Press the knob. Pull the needle out and apply gentle pressure over the injection site for several seconds. Do not rub the area. Using the outer needle cap, unscrew the needle and dispose of safely. Injection sites should be rotated so that the same site is not used more than once in a month.

Q. Can Humalog be mixed with other insulin preparations?

Humalog 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?

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 into a muscle or vein.

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

Yes, you need to prime your pen. Priming means removing the air from needle and cartridge that may have collected. If you do not prime, you may get too much or too little insulin. You need to turn the dose knob to 2 units. Hold your pen with the needle pointing up. Tap the cartridge holder gently to collect air bubbles at the top. Continue holding your pen with the needle pointing up. Push the dose knob in until it stops and "0" is seen in the dose window. Hold the dose knob in and count to 5 slowly. You should see insulin at the tip of the needle.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Dec 2018.
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