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Insugen-R 100 IU/ml Refil


Overview

Introduction of Insugen-R Solution for Injection

Insugen-R 100 IU/ml Refil is a short-acting insulin used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It helps to control blood sugar levels and prevents long-term complications.

Insugen-R 100 IU/ml Refil should be used with regular exercise and a healthy diet for best results. It is generally used in combination with other diabetes medicines. It may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) as a side effect. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.

Uses of Insugen-R Solution for Injection

Insugen-R Solution for Injection side effects

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
  • Injection site allergic reaction

How to use Insugen-R Solution for Injection

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

How Insugen-R Solution for Injection works

Insugen-R 100 IU/ml Refil is a short-acting insulin, starts working within 10-20 minutes after injection. It works similar to insulin produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppresses the production of sugar in the liver.

Insugen-R Solution for Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Insugen-R 100 IU/ml Refil Taking Insulin regular with alcohol may reduce the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Insugen-R 100 IU/ml Refil 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Insugen-R 100 IU/ml Refil 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-R 100 IU/ml Refil should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Insugen-R 100 IU/ml Refil may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Insugen-R 100 IU/ml Refil should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Insugen-R 100 IU/ml Refil may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Take it 45 to 60 minutes before a meal.
  • 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.
  • Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites.
  • Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
  • Opened vials/cartridges are good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator  (2°C–8°C).

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Insugen-R with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Enatol, AB-Pril, Inopril
MODERATE
Brand(s): K Pril
MODERATE
Brand(s): Topram, Rigapril, Ram
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Insugen-R

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She is type 2 diabetes since last 15 months ranging between (F120 -140) and PP 160- 235. Presently taking medicians. Will you please prescribe Ayurveda preparation to help her to control the auger levels. Shall be deeply obliged.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Please alter your your life style, daily minimum 25 minutes walking and low carbohydrate diet, If she is unable to walk and then do some static exercises. Please take Tab Nishamalaki 1-0-1 after food and Syp CardoriumPlus 15 ml twice a day after food for 2 months
I am type 2 diabetes for 10 years want remedy
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Do exercise regularly and have healthy food. Syp. Cardorium Plus 15 ml twice a day for 3 months after food and Cap Dia-P 1-0-1 for one month, Please let me know on what medications you are currently
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FAQs

Q. Will I need Insugen-R for the rest of my life?

If you are a type 1 diabetes patient, then yes, you have to take Insugen-R for the rest of your life because your body is unable to produce sufficient insulin. Therefore, you would need Insugen-R as an external source of insulin. However, if you are a type 2 diabetes patient, sometimes your doctor may ask you to stop Insugen-R if you were able to manage your diabetes with proper exercise, diet and oral medicines.

Q. Can Insugen-R be used with other diabetes medicine?

Yes, Insugen-R can be used alone or in combination with other diabetes medicines, along with proper diet and exercise.

Q. Is Insugen-R safe to use in type 2 diabetes?

Yes, insulin is safe to use in type 2 diabetes if used according to your doctor's advice.

Q. Does it hurt taking Insugen-R?

Taking Insugen-R may hurt just a little bit at the injection site. However, if you are experiencing intolerable pain while injecting, then consult your doctor, and check if your injection techniques are correct.

Q. Does Insugen-R need to be refrigerated?

Insugen-R needs to be refrigerated before its first use. After the initial use, it can be kept at a room temperature.

Q. Does Insugen-R cause constipation?

Using Insugen-R does not cause constipation.

Q. Does Insugen-R make you hungry?

Insugen-R helps your body to use food more efficiently. Therefore, you might feel hungry.

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References
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