Information about Insulin Regular
Insulin regular uses
Insulin Regular is used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis.
How insulin regular works
Insulin regular is a short-acting 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.
Common side effects of insulin regular
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Injection site allergic reaction
Available Medicine for Insulin Regular
- ₹143Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹143 to ₹1335Eli Lilly and Company India Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹142 to ₹976Biocon4 variant(s)
- ₹351 to ₹399Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹148 to ₹385Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹143 to ₹421Lupin Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹140 to ₹208Sanofi India Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹143 to ₹298Wockhardt Ltd4 variant(s)
- ₹144Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹141Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Insulin Regular
- Take special precautions while taking insulin glargine if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or breastfeeding; if you are suffering from kidney or liver problems; diabetes.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking insulin.
- Stop and contact your doctor 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; experiencing low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia; signs such as 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) ask your doctor whether you can drive a car or operate a machine; if you have frequent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels); or if you find it hard to recognize hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
- Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements.
- Inform your doctor if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, that you are using insulin.
- Insulin preparations are meant to be injected under the layer of skin. Do not inject it into a vein or a muscle.
- Insulin should be injected at a 90 degree angle. The best sites for injection are the upper outer thighs, upper arms, buttocks and abdomen.
- With each injection, change the injection site within the particular area of skin to reduce the risk of developing lumps or skin pitting.Consult your doctor on how often you should check your blood sugar.
- Do not use if insulin preparation is no longer clear and colorless or if it contains particles.
- Eat a meal or snack containing carbohydrates within 30 minutes of the injection to avoid low blood sugar. If you experience any symptoms of hypoglycemia, you need to raise your blood sugar urgently 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 while on insulin therapy.
Frequently asked questions for Insulin Regular
Q. Is insulin safe for type 2 diabetes mellitus?
Yes,insulin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. Insulin is safe for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus if used as advised by your doctor
Q. Is insulin water soluble?
Yes,insulin is a water soluble hormone naturally produced by the body
Q. Is insulin a protein and a macromolecule?
Yes,insulin is a protein chain or peptide hormone. Proteins are very large complex macromolecules, and insulin being a protein chain is a macromolecule (53 amino acids with high molecular weight)
Q. Is insulin injection painful?
No, insulin injection is not painful. If you experience pain while injecting consult your doctor and check if your injection techniques are correct
Q. Is insulin better than pills?
Insulin and antidiabetic pills are used in the treatment of diabetes. Both produce same effects of lowering blood sugar levels. Your doctor may advise the right kind of treatment for your type of diabetes
Q. Is insulin resistance reversible?
Insulin resistance (body produces insulin but does not use it effectively) may or may not be reversible condition depending on the stage at which it is detected
Q. What can I take for insulin resistance?
Insulin resistance can be managed by antidiabetic medications or insulin therapy. Your doctor may advise the right kind of treatment for your insulin resistance states
Q. Can I take insulin with Victoza (liraglutide)?
Victoza (liraglutide) is an antidiabetic therapy. Liraglutide together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with Victoza
Q. Can I take insulin with metformin?
Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine. Metformin together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with metformin
Q. Can I take insulin with Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide?
Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide is an oral antidiabetic medicine. Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with insulin?
There is no known interaction of insulin with ibuprofen. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with ibuprofen
Q. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with insulin?
There are no known interactions of insulin with Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
Q. Can I take aspirin with insulin?
Aspirin together with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with aspirin
Q. Does insulin pen need to be refrigerated?
Insulin pens only require refrigeration until their first use. After the initial use, it must be kept at a room temperature
Q. Does insulin/ Lantus insulin cause weight gain?
Insulin may or may not cause weight gain. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does insulin cause constipation?
There are no known effects of insulin on constipation
Q. Does insulin affect kidneys?
There are no known effects of insulin on kidney function. Excessively high blood sugar levels, uncontrolled diabetes and inappropriate action of natural insulin may affect your kidneys
Q. Does insulin make you hungry?
Insulin helps your body use food more efficiently. Therefore you might feel hungry.