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Insulin 40 IU/ml Injection


Overview

Introduction of Insulin Injection

Insulin 40 IU/ml Injection is a type of insulin used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It helps to control blood sugar levels and prevent long-term complications. This medicine should be used with regular exercise and a healthy diet for best results. It is generally used in combination with other diabetes medicines. Monitor your blood sugar regularly as it may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) as a side effect.

Uses of Insulin Injection

Insulin Injection side effects

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

How to use Insulin Injection

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

How Insulin Injection works

Insulin 40 IU/ml Injection is an intermediate-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.

Insulin Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Insulin 40 IU/ml Injection. Taking Insulin Isophane with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Insulin 40 IU/ml Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Insulin 40 IU/ml 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.
Driving
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is low or high. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Insulin 40 IU/ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Insulin 40 IU/ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Insulin 40 IU/ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Insulin 40 IU/ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Insulin 40 IU/ml Injection
Huminsulin N 40IU/ml Injection
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Insucare N 40IU/ml Injection
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹14.43/ml of Injection
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Recosulin N 40IU/ml Injection
Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
₹14.07/ml of Injection
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Expert Advice

  • 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/cartridge 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 Insulin 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 Insulin

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Can you interpret and let me know c peptide result if that's normal. I am type 1 diabetic and I doubt this test
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear PATIENT you for sharing your reports with me. C Peptide levels are generally high in type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance while levels are generally low in type 1 diabetes. The values can also vary depending upon anti diabetic or insulin medicine if you are taking. Please consult a diabetologist for the exact interpretation.
What is the difference between diabetes type one and type twoTablet tranjenta 5 mg safe hai kya
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Diabetes Specialist
Type 1 diabetes used to be known as insulin-dependent diabetes (IDDM), or juvenile-onset diabetes as it often begins in childhood. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the immune system wrongly identifies and subsequently attacks the pancreatic cells that produce insulin, leading to little or no insulin production. Type 2 diabetes used to be known as non-insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM) and adult onset diabetes, but it is increasingly common in children, largely due to children being more likely to be obese or overweight. In this condition, the body usually still produces some insulin, but this is not enough to meet demand and the body's cells do not properly respond to the insulin. The latter effect is called insulin resistance, where persistently elevated blood glucose has caused cells to be overexposed to insulin, making them less responsive or unresponsive to the hormonal messenger.
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FAQs

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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References
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