HUMALOG MIX 50 100IU CARTRIDGE 3ML

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Medicine Overview of HUMALOG MIX 50 100IU CARTRIDGE 3ML

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Uses of Insulin Lispro

Insulin Lispro is used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Insulin Lispro

Common

Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Injection site allergic reaction.

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How to use Insulin Lispro

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. You or your care giver may be taught on how to use this medicine at home.

How HUMALOG MIX 50 100IU CARTRIDGE 3ML works

Insulin lispro 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.
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Uses of Insulin Lispro Protamine

Insulin Lispro Protamine is used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Insulin Lispro Protamine

Common

Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Injection site allergic reaction.

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How to use Insulin Lispro Protamine

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. You or your care giver may be taught on how to use this medicine at home.

How HUMALOG MIX 50 100IU CARTRIDGE 3ML works

Insulin lispro protamine is an insulin. 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.

In Depth Information on HUMALOG MIX 50 100IU CARTRIDGE 3ML

Expert advice for Insulin Lispro

  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase the chance of severe low blood sugar. 
  • Notify your doctor if you have any signs of troubled-breathing or rashes (severe and life-threatening allergy).      
  • Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with a proper diet alone or a diet along with exercise. Planned diet and exercising are always important when you have diabetes, even when you are taking antidiabetic medicines. 
  • Low blood sugar is life-threatening. Low blood sugar may occur due to:
    • Delay or missing a scheduled meal or snacks. 
    • Exercising more than usual. 
    • Drinking a significant amount of alcohol.
    • Using too much insulin.
    • Sickness (vomiting or diarrhea).
  • The main symptoms (alarming signs) of low blood sugar are fast heartbeat, sweating, cool pale skin, feeling shaky, confusion or irritability, headache, nausea, and nightmares. Make sure that you have access to quick-acting sugar sources that treat low blood sugar. Consuming some form of quick-acting sugars immediately after the appearance of the symptoms will prevent the low blood sugar levels from worsening. 

Expert advice for Insulin Lispro Protamine

  • Always take insulin lispro protamine within 15 minutes before meal initiation.
  • Tell your doctor if you have heart disease, kidney or, liver disease, nerve problems adrenal, pituitary or thyroid problems or diabetic ketoacidosis (a life-threatening condition that develops when cells in the body are unable to get the sugar they need for energy because there is not enough insulin)
  • Inform your doctor if you use 3 or more insulin injections per day.
  • Tell your doctor if you notice an unusual change in your insulin needs, if you are fasting, have high blood sodium levels, or are on a low-salt (sodium) diet. Ensure that you do not take too much insulin, skip a meal, or exercise too much as this may lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels with symptoms such as shakiness, nervousness or anxiety, sweating, chills and clamminess, irritability, confusion, nausea etc).
  • Exercise caution to prevent from developing a fever or infection, do not eat more than prescribed, or miss your dose of insulin as this may cause hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels with symptoms such as confusion, drowsiness, or feeling thirsty, flushing etc).
  • You will be regularly monitored for blood glucose levels or hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) while taking insulin lispro protamine.
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking insulin lispro protamine as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not consume alcohol when on treatment with insulin lispro protamine, as it may worsen its side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to insulin lispro protamine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if having an episode of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Warnings
Special precautions for HUMALOG MIX 50 100IU CARTRIDGE 3ML
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Insulin lispro with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Humalog mix 50 100iu cartridge 3ml 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Humalog mix 50 100iu cartridge 3ml is probably unsafe to use
during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for HUMALOG MIX 50 100IU CARTRIDGE 3ML

Frequently asked questions for Insulin Lispro

Q. Does insulin lispro come in a pen?
Yes, insulin lispro is available in a pen style formulation
Q. Is insulin lispro/humalog short acting?
Yes Insulin lispro is a rapid and short-acting, artificially prepared form of human insulin
Q. How does insulin lispro work?
Insulin lispro is a rapid and short-acting, artificially prepared form of human insulin. Insulin lispro acts by replacing the normal production of insulin and by helping transfer sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is utilized to generate energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar. After the injection of insulin lispro into the subcutaneous tissue (upper layer of skin) it has a rapid onset of action (approximately 15 minutes), thus making it possible to be taken closer to a meal (within zero to 15 minutes of the meal). Insulin lispro takes effect rapidly and has a shorter duration of activity (2 to 5 hours) when compared to soluble insulin
Q. Does insulin lispro expire?
Yes, insulin lispro has an expiry date. Please read the date printed on the package for the expiry date
Q. Does insulin lispro need to be refrigerated?
Unopened cartridges and unused pre-filled pens of insulin lispro must be stored in a refrigerator where the temperature is between 2-8°C. When the cartridge has been inserted into the injection pen, it should not be put in the refrigerator and should be kept at room temperature
Q. Does insulin lispro cause weight gain?
There are no known effects of insulin lispro on weight gain
Q. What is insulin lispro/ insulin lispro protamine?
Insulin lispro is used to reduce high blood sugar (glucose) levels in people with diabetes mellitus. Insulin lispro is used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin) and type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally)
Q. Can insulin lispro/ Humalog given IV?
Yes, If necessary, Humalog may be administered intravenously, for example, for the control of blood glucose levels during ketoacidosis, acute illnesses, or during intraoperative and postoperative periods
Q. Can insulin lispro be mixed with other insulin preparations/insulin NPH?
Insulin lispro solution must not be mixed with any other insulin preparation. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage, frequency, duration, or use of any concomitant medications
Q. Where does insulin lispro come from?
Insulin lispro is artificially prepared form of human insulin
Q. Is insulin lispro cloudy?
Insulin lispro solutions should be clear. Do not use if insulin lispro preparations is no longer clear and colorless or if it contains particles.
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