food interaction for INSUGEN
alcohol interaction for INSUGEN
pregnancy interaction for INSUGEN
lactation interaction for INSUGEN
Taking Insulin regular with alcohol may reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
SALT INFORMATION for INSUGEN
How it works
Common side effects
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES for INSUGEN
- HUMAN MIXTARD 50/50 40IU INJECTION(10 ML injection in vial)Novo Nordisk India Pvt LtdRs. 15.50/ML of injectionRs. 155save 54% more per ML of injection
- HUMINSULIN 50/50 40IU INJECTION(10 ML injection in vial)Eli Lilly and Company India Pvt LtdRs. 14.05/ML of injectionRs. 140.50save 59% more per ML of injection
- INSUGEN 50/50 40IU INJECTION(10 ML injection in vial)BioconRs. 15.09/ML of injectionRs. 150.87save 55% more per ML of injection
- LUPISULIN M50 40 IU INJECTION(10 ML injection in vial)Lupin LtdRs. 14.46/ML of injectionRs. 144.56save 57% more per ML of injection
- INSUCARE M 50 INJECTION(10 ML injection in vial)Sun Pharmaceutical Industries LtdRs. 14.01/ML of injectionRs. 140.07save 59% more per ML of injection
- Dr. Atul LuthraMBBS, MD, DNB
- Dr. Beena BansalMBBS, MD, DM
- Dr. Raman AbhiMBBS, MD
- Dr. Rajesh KumarMBBS, MD, Diploma, CCT
- Dr. Sanjay VermaMBBS, MD
Expert advice for INSUGEN
- 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.
Frequently asked questions for INSUGEN
Insulin Isophane (NPH)
Q.How does biphasic isophane insulin work?
Insulin isophane is a recombinant human insulin analogue (genetically modified insulin that is grown in a laboratory and similar to human insulin). It is an intermediate acting insulin preparation. Insulin isophane 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. Intermediate acting insulin preparations start acting within an hour or 2 of injection, and reach a period of peak activity that lasts up to 7 hours, following which the action trails off; overall duration of action ranges from 18 to 24 hours.
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.