Humalog Mix 25 100IU/ml Cartridge is a combination of two medicines used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
It’s a fast-acting type of insulin that helps to lower blood sugar levels after meals and reduce the chances of developing serious complications of diabetes.
Humalog Mix 25 100IU/ml Cartridge 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 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal. Don’t stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
It is only part of a 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. click here: Humalog
most common side effect
The most common side effect of this medicine is low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). To prevent this, it’s important to always inject the correct dose of medicine only, 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 allergy at the injection site like redness, swelling, or hard lumps (lipodystrophy). Some people may also notice itching and rash while taking it.
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 HUMALOG MIX INJECTION
BENEFITS OF HUMALOG MIX INJECTION
Humalog Mix 25 100IU/ml Cartridge contains Insulin Lispro Protamine, that has a prolonged duration of action as well as Insulin Lispro, that has a fast onset of action.
Together, they ensure rapid and consistent sugar control that helps control blood sugar levels for an entire day. It is given as an injection and your doctor or nurse will train you on the correct way to inject it. Managing blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes.
SIDE EFFECTS OF HUMALOG MIX INJECTION
Common side effects of Humalog Mix
- Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
- Weight gain
- Infusion site reaction
- Auto-antibody formation
HOW TO USE HUMALOG MIX INJECTION
HOW HUMALOG MIX 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 HUMALOG MIX INJECTION?
- Take it 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
- Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption as compared to other injection sites such as skin of the upper arms, thighs, or buttocks. After injection, the site of injection should not be massaged.
- Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
- Change to another type or brand of insulin should be done under strict medical supervision as it may require a change in dosage.
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or on delaying/skipping a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief.
- Do not share your insulin device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.
- Opened vials / cartridges stay good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator (2°C–8°C).
Q. How do I inject the dose of my insulin?
Wash your hands before injecting. Choose a site for injection. Clean the skin as instructed. Remove outer needle cap.
Stabilize the skin by spreading it or pinching up a large area. Insert the needle as instructed. Press the knob.
Q. How to prepare my Humalog Mix 25 100IU/ml Cartridge device before taking the injection?
If not, repeat the above procedure until contents are mixed.Do not shake vigorously as this may cause frothing which may interfere with the correct measurement of the dose.
Q. Must I prime my pen before using it?
Yes, you need to prime your pen. If you do not prime, you may get too much or too little insulin. For priming, turn the dose knob to 2 units. Hold your pen with the needle pointing up.
Tap the cartridge holder gently to collect air bubbles at the top. Continue holding your pen with the needle pointing up.
Push the dose knob in until it stops and “0” is seen in the dose window.
Hold the dose knob in and count to 5 slowly. You should see insulin at the tip of the needle.
Q. What should I do if the dose knob of the pen is hard to push?
Q. What are the potential side effects of Humalog Mix 25 100IU/ml Cartridge?
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is the most common side effect. This may be associated with listlessness, confusion, palpitations, headache, sweating, and vomiting.
Always carry a quick source of sugar such as glucose tablets, hard candy, or juice to treat low blood sugar.
The use of insulin is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia.
Other possible side effects include severe life-threatening allergic reactions and reactions at the injection site.
Q. What should I do if I am experiencing any side effects?
Q. Which drugs can increase the insulin requirement of a patient?
Q. Which drugs can decrease the insulin requirement of a patient?
Q. Is it safe to use Humalog Mix 25 100IU/ml Cartridge during pregnancy and lactation (breastfeeding)?
Data on a large number of exposed pregnancies do not indicate any adverse effect of insulin lispro (main constituent of Humalog Mix 25 100IU/ml Cartridge) on pregnancy or on the health of the fetus/newborn.
Insulin requirements usually fall during the first trimester and increase during the second and third trimesters.
Patients with diabetes should inform their doctor if they are pregnant or are contemplating the pregnancy.
Careful monitoring of glucose control, as well as general health, is essential in pregnant patients with diabetes. Patients with diabetes who are breastfeeding may require adjustments in insulin dose, diet or both.
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