Actrapid HM 100IU/ml Penfill is a short-acting insulin used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used together with a healthy diet and regular exercise to control blood sugar levels after meals. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.
Actrapid HM 100IU/ml Penfill is normally prescribed along with a long-acting type of insulin or other diabetes medicines. Your doctor or nurse will teach you the correct way of injecting it under the skin. It should be taken 20-30 minutes before a meal. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. It is only a part of the treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.
Check your blood sugar levels regularly, keep track of your results and share them with your doctor. This is very important to work out the correct dose of the medicine for you.
The most common side effect of this medicine is low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). It may be seen if you do not eat right after a dose of this fast-acting insulin. To prevent this, it is important to always inject only the correct dose of medicine, have regular meals, and monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Drinking excessive alcohol can also lead to a fall in your blood sugar levels. Other side effects include reactions at the injection site like redness or swelling. Some people gain weight while taking insulin.
Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart problems before starting treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor as the dose may need to be changed.
USES OF ACTRAPID HM SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
BENEFITS OF ACTRAPID HM SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
Actrapid HM 100IU/ml Penfill is a short-acting type of insulin that is usually used along with other diabetes medication for controlling blood sugar levels. It replaces the insulin that is normally produced in the body. This helps the glucose get into your muscle and fat cells so your body can use it for energy. It also decreases glucose production in the liver.
Lowering of blood sugar level helps reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Learn exactly how, where, and when to inject this insulin for it to be most effective. Take it regularly along with proper diet and exercise for a normal, healthy life.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ACTRAPID HM SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
Common side effects
- Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
- Weight gain
- Edema (swelling)
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
HOW TO USE ACTRAPID HM SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
HOW ACTRAPID HM SOLUTION FOR INJECTION WORKS
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ACTRAPID HM SOLUTION FOR INJECTION?
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
You can keep the medicine at room temperature (15-25°C) for up to 28 days. Do not put it near heat or in the sun.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date.
Do not use this medicine if you notice it is colored or it has solid particles in it.