Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection

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Composition for Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection

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₹130.0/Suspension for Injection
3 ml in 1 flexpen
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Medicine Overview of Insulatard Suspension for Injection

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Uses of Insulatard Suspension for Injection

Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection is used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of Insulatard Suspension for Injection

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

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How to use Insulatard Suspension for Injection

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

How Insulatard Suspension for Injection works

Insulatard 100iu/ml suspension for injection 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 Insulatard Suspension for Injection

Expert advice for Insulatard Suspension for Injection

  • Do not take insulin isophane, if you experience any allergic reactions such as redness, swelling, rash and itching at the injection site, rash, itching or hives on the skin, wheezing or difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body.
  • Take special precaution, if you are experiencing low blood sugar levels as seen by symptoms such as cold sweat; cool pale skin, headache, rapid heartbeat, feeling sick, feeling very hungry, temporary changes in vision, drowsiness, unusual tiredness and weakness; nervousness or tremor, feeling anxious, feeling confused, difficulty in concentrating.
  • Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements especially ones commonly called TZDs (thiazolidinedione) which are used as antidiabetic medicines.
  • Insulin isophane preparations that are instructed to be injected under the layer of skin, do not inject it into a vein or muscle.
  • Injection sites must be rotated between upper arm (deltoid), abdominal, buttocks and thigh area from one injection to the next, such that each site of prick is used not more than once in 1 to 2 weeks; this is to reduce the skin changes at injection site.
  • Do not dilute or mix two preparations of insulin or insulin isophane. Also be aware that any change in strength, manufacturer, type, origin, or method of preparation may warrant a change in dose.
  • Read and follow the instructions provided with the insulin isophane vial/container, for loading a cartridge, attaching a needle, performing a safety test and administering the insulin injection.
  • If you experience any symptoms of hypoglycemia (such as cold sweat; cool pale skin, headache, rapid heartbeat, feeling sick, feeling very hungry, temporary changes in vision, drowsiness, unusual tiredness and weakness; nervousness or tremor, feeling anxious, feeling confused, difficulty in concentrating) you need to raise your blood sugar immediately by eating sugars or carbohydrates.
  • Precaution must be taken while driving or handling machines as your ability to concentrate or react may be reduced, if you suffer from low/high blood sugar levels or you have problems with your sight.
  • Do not drink alcohol while using insulin isophane.
  • Avoid using insulin isophane, if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Insulin Isophane with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection 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
SAFE
Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection 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.
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Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is
low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
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Liver
CAUTION
Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
R Pril 1.25mg Tablet, Ramistar Tablet, Reopres 10mg Tablet, Reopres 2.5mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Insulatard 100IU/ml Suspension for Injection

Frequently asked questions for Insulin Neutral Protamine Hagedorn (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.

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