Basic Properties and Important Facts about Humalog
Active substance: insulin lispro
Humalog insulin lispro injection is a pre-filled pen with a medication designed for those with type 1 diabetes, as well as type 2. It assists in controlling blood sugar levels and glucose levels in the body. It is intermediate-acting insulin, which means it is usually prescribed in combination with the long-lasting one.
The packages with a remedy contain insulin lispro Humalog pen (100 units). Before using Humalog, check out the pen carefully. If it has any damages, or the solution in it contains foreign particles or sediment, do not apply it.
Instructions for Use
Insulin lispro injection Humalog should be applied 15 minutes before a meal or 20 minutes after. Do not forget to take the insulin as it was prescribed by the specialist, and check your blood sugar as often as your doctor tells you.
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People with the following symptoms can’t take Humalog insulin lispro:
- The upcoming episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar);
- Hypersensitivity to any drug components.
You may discuss the alternatives of Humalog U 100 with your doctor. It is not studied whether Humalog or insulin lispro is safe for people under the age of 18.
Dosing and Administration
Every insulin lispro product should be prescribed only by the specialist. The same pen can’t be used on two different people even if you have changed the needles.
In case there were any changes in medications or the type of insulin the patient uses, the doctor has to recalculate a new dose of Humalog. This rule also applies if the diet or exercise routine were changed, as well as sudden weight loss or gain and diseases.
You can use Humalog on such areas as buttocks, shoulders, thighs, and belly. Change the area after every application in order to avoid bumps formation. Inject your insulin and do not massage the injection site afterward.
If a low blood sugar episode happened due to several external factors (such as stress, illnesses, or sudden change in the routine), take a quick sugar source (it may be a sugary drink, sweet snack, or a glucose pill). If you did not get better after that, contact your doctor to consult and have a glucagon injection.
Common side effects of Humalog include the following symptoms:
- Allergic reaction;
- Hypoglycemia episodes;
Notify your doctor if you have noticed any of the severe symptoms mentioned below:
- Trouble breathing;
- Blurred vision;
- Sudden pallor;
- Loss of consciousness;
- Severe allergies;
- Increased heart rate;
- Excessive sweating.
Storage and Handling Conditions
Unopened insulin lispro injection products should be kept in the refrigerator at a temperature of 2 to 8 ° C. Do not store in the freezer or near the freezer compartment. If you’ve frozen the medication, you cannot use it anymore!
If Humalog and insulin lispro is about to be administered, it should be stored at a room temperature not higher than 30 ° C. If it was opened, discard the pen with a remedy after 28 days. Do not use insulin lispro injectable suspension after the expiration date mentioned on the package.
Keep insulin lispro products in the dark, dry place, away from sunlight and children.
Where to Buy Humalog U 100 Kwikpen Online?
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