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    Insulin Lispro Protamine

    Information about Insulin Lispro Protamine

    Insulin lispro protamine uses

    Insulin Lispro Protamine is used in the treatment of diabetes.

    How insulin lispro protamine works

    Insulin Lispro Protamine 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.

    Common side effects of insulin lispro protamine

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

    Available Medicine for Insulin Lispro Protamine

    No medicine available

    Expert advice for Insulin Lispro Protamine

    • Insulin Lispro Protamine helps to control blood glucose level and avoids long-term complications.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Insulin Lispro Protamine.
    • 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).


    Content on this page was last updated on 21 February, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)