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INSULATARD HM 100IU PENFILL 3ML

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Composition for INSULATARD HM

Insulin Isophane (NPH)(100IU)

food interaction for INSULATARD HM

alcohol interaction for INSULATARD HM

pregnancy interaction for INSULATARD HM

lactation interaction for INSULATARD HM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Insulatard hm 100iu penfill 3ml with food.
Taking Insulin Isophane with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Insulatard hm 100iu penfill 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Insulatard hm 100iu penfill 3ml is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for INSULATARD HM

Insulin Isophane (NPH)(100IU)

Uses

Insulatard hm 100iu penfill 3ml is used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

How it works

Insulatard hm 100iu penfill 3ml replaces the insulin that the body would normally make. Insulin is critical for promoting the use and storage of all the major nutrients : glucose, fats and proteins.

Common side effects

Allergic reaction, Skin redness, Edema, Fall in blood sugar level, Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Retinopathy, Swelling, Visual impairment

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Expert advice for INSULATARD HM

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for INSULATARD HM

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)