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Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml

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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Overview

Introduction

Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml is a combination of two medicines, an intermediate-acting and a short-acting type of insulin, used to improve blood sugar control in adults and children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. It maintains blood sugar levels in adults and children.

Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml is normally prescribed along with 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. Don’t stop taking it 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 low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). To prevent this, it's important to always inject the correct dose of medicine only, have regular meals, and monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Drinking excessive alcohol can also lead to a fall in your blood sugar levels. Other side effects include reactions at the injection site like redness or swelling. Some people gain weight while taking insulin.  You may also notice a rash, edema (swelling), or itching while taking this medicine.

Do not use this medicine when you have low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you’ve 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 Insugen Injection

Side effects of Insugen 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 Insugen

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Injection site allergic reaction
  • Lipodystrophy (skin thickening or pits at the injection site)
  • Itching
  • Rash
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Weight gain

How to use Insugen Injection

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

How Insugen Injection works

Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml is a combination of two insulin preparations: Insulin Isophane / NPH and Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin. Insulin Isophane / NPH has a prolonged duration of action, while human insulin / soluble insulin has a fast onset of action. Together, they ensure rapid and consistent sugar control by facilitating reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and suppressing the production of sugar in the liver.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml 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
Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Insugen 50/50 Injection 40IU/ml may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Take it 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
  • Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites such as skin of the upper arms, thighs, or buttocks. After injection, the site of injection should not be massaged.
  • Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
  • Change to another type or brand of insulin should be done under strict medical supervision as it may require a change in dosage.
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or on delaying/skipping a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief.
  • Do not share your insulin device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.
  • 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).

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Patient Concerns

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Diabetes and thyroide, presently taking insugen 30/70 but not controlled at all
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 FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.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
Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing 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 YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a 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 like kidney or heart problems .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. Can I drink alcohol while taking Insugen?

No, it is not safe to drink alcohol while using Insugen. Drinking alcohol while using this medicine may lower your blood sugar levels and cause unexpected hypoglycemia.

Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Insugen?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Which is the best area to inject Insugen?

Insugen is to be injected under the skin (subcutaneously). The best areas to give Insugen are your stomach, upper thigh, upper arm or buttocks.

Q. What are the symptoms of high blood sugar?

Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, stomach pain, fruity breath odor, dry mouth and a fast heartbeat.

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References

  1. European Medicine Agency. Insulin Isophane/NPH+Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin; 2002 [revised Nov. 2013]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Medscape. Insulin Isophane/NPH/ Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Isophane. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Eli Lilly and Company Limited; 2014 [revised 30 Jul. 2018]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Human Insulin. Gatwick, West Sussex: Novo Nordisk Limited; 2002 [revised Mar. 2018]. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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