LONGACT 40IU INJECTION

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USV Ltd

Composition for LONGACT 40IU INJECTION

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Kidney
72.78
₹7.28/injection
10 ML in 1 vial
SOLD OUT

Substitutes for LONGACT INJECTION

ILETIN NPH 40IU INJECTION
Eli Lilly and Company India Pvt Ltd
₹9.05/ML of injection
24% costlier
LENTARD 40IU INJECTION
Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd
₹12.92/ML of injection
78% costlier
₹14.01/ML of injection
92% costlier
₹14.05/ML of injection
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HUMAN INSULATARD 40IU INJECTION
Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd
₹14.07/ML of injection
93% costlier

Medicine Overview of LONGACT INJECTION

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Uses of LONGACT INJECTION

Longact 40iu injection is used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
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Side effects of LONGACT INJECTION

Common

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

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How to use LONGACT INJECTION

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

How LONGACT INJECTION works

Longact 40iu 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 LONGACT INJECTION

Expert advice for LONGACT 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for LONGACT 40IU 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
Longact 40iu 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
Longact 40iu injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
SAFE
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Kidney
CAUTION
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Liver
CAUTION
Severely interacts with other drugs like
ELDAPRIL 10MG TABLET, PREVENTOPRIL 5MG TABLET, RAMIPRES 1.25MG TABLET, DILVAS 2.5MG TABLET

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for LONGACT 40IU 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.