Iletin NPH

Eli Lilly and Company India Pvt Ltd

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Iletin NPH Products are primarily used for

About Iletin NPH Products

Uses of Iletin NPH Products

Insulin Isophane is used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus (Type 1 & Type 2).

Iletin NPH Products side effects


Side Effect of Iletin NPH is Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level).

How Iletin NPH Products work

Insulin Isophane is an intermediate-acting insulin, that starts working in 1-2 hours after injection. It works similar to the insulin that is produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppresses the production of sugar in the liver. This helps to lower the blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus.

Patient Concerns about Iletin NPH Products

Frequently asked questions about Iletin NPH Products

Frequently asked questions about Insulin Isophane

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.
Q. What is Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection? How is it made?
Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection is a man-made version of human insulin, produced by the process of biotechnology called recombinant DNA technology. It is sold as a sterile, aqueous, clear, and colorless solution that contains insulin aspart along with other constituents like glycerin, phenol, metacresol, zinc, sodium chloride etc.
Q. Can Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection cause hypoglycemia? How do I prevent it?
Yes. The most common side effect of Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection is hypoglycemia. It happens more often if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, don’t skip meals and be consistent in the timing and amount of your meals. Take some snacks as per your requirement if you over exercise. Regular monitoring of the blood sugar level is important. Always carry some glucose tablets, honey or fruit juice with you. Take all your medicines prescribed by the doctor on time and consult your doctor if you notice any fluctuations in your blood sugar levels.
Q. What are the other side effects of Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection? How to prevent them?
The other side effects of Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection are injection site reactions such as redness, itching, pain and swelling. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Rarely, it can also cause lipodystrophy, which means abnormal changes in the fat tissues due to repeated insulin injections in the same area of the skin. It includes lipohypertrophy (thickening of adipose tissue) and lipoatrophy (thinning of adipose tissue), and may affect insulin absorption. Rotate insulin injection or infusion sites within the same region to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy.
Q. How should Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection be used?
Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection is injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Your doctor will show you the area of your skin where you should inject it. Try not to inject on the same spot every time. Rotate between the typical injection sites, such as abdomen, buttocks, upper legs, or upper arms. Never inject Humalog into a muscle or vein. Move to a new injection site every week or two. Inject in the same area of the body, making sure to move around within that area with each injection, for one or two weeks.Then move to another area of your body and repeat the process. Use the same area for at least a week to avoid extreme blood sugar variations.
Q. Is Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection given as an injection into a vein (intravenous)?
Yes, sometimes, in specific situations like diabetic ketoacidosis, severe hyperglycemia etc, Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection may be given as an injection into a vein (intravenous). However, it is only given by a doctor, under continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels in a hospital setting.
Q. Is Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection safe to use in pregnancy?
Yes. Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection is safe to use in pregnancy if prescribed by a doctor. However, please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding before using Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection. You may require dose modifications and your doctor will advise you to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. You must follow the instructions of your doctor to get maximum benefit.
Q. When does the dosage of Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection need to be changed?
You should consult your doctor for dose adjustment if you experience weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, changes in diet such as missed meals or if you are taking alcohol. Your dose may also change if you have recently changed your exercise regime or are taking any medicines. Also, you must be vigilant on the changes you experience while first using Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection. For eg, you may notice certain side effects that are usually temporary but if these are very severe, you may need dose modifications.

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Iletin NPH 40IU/ml Injection
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