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Humalog is an antidiabetic agent which is composed of insulin lispro a type of insulin that helps in turning the food that we eat into energy. This action of Humalog is especially useful for diabetic patients (sugar diabetes) who cannot produce enough insulin in their body.

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Humalog Information

Humalog is an antidiabetic agent which is composed of insulin lispro a type of insulin that helps in turning the food that we eat into energy. This action of Humalog is especially useful for diabetic patients (sugar diabetes) who cannot produce enough insulin in their body.

Insulin lispro works faster than any other kinds of insulin.

Humalog is a parenteral medicine for injection. It is stored in vials and a syringe is used to get the medicine from the vial and to administer it.

Humalog Indications

Humalog is indicated for patients who are in need of insulin. The most common patients that need insulin are diabetics.

Humalog is also used to keep the blood sugar levels close to normal.

Humalog Warnings

The effect of Humalog may be altered if you have any of the following medical problems:

  • Diarrhea
  • Under active adrenal glands
  • Under active pituitary glands
  • Vomiting – when a patient vomits, his/her blood sugar lowers. If this happens, your Humalog dosage should also be lowered.
  • Fever
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Liver Problems

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor about it before deciding to take Humalog. Humalog though has not been reported to cause birth defects.

Alcohol drinking may cause severe lowering of blood sugar. Discuss with your doctor if you are permitted to take alcoholic beverages or not.

Humalog Intake Guidelines

See the package insert of insulin and refer to it for instructions on how to prepare the medicine, on how to properly administer or inject the contents of the vial, and on how to properly handle the gadgets for injection.

Humalog Dosage

The dose for patients with diabetes mellitus or sugar diabetes can only be effectively determined by a doctor. The dosage is based on sugar levels.

Humalog Overdose

Cases of Humalog overdose are rare because they are not orally administered. If in case overdose occurs, immediately seek emergency medical attention.

Overdosage of this medicine can cause hypoglycemia. Symptoms of hypoglycemia should be immediately treated as patient may pass out when blood sugar becomes very low.

Symptoms of hypoglycemia include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Cold sweats
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Excessive hunger
  • Headache
  • Fast heart beat
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Nervousness
  • Nightmares

Humalog Missed Dose

Cases of Humalog missed doses are also rare. Consult your doctor on what to do when you have missed a dose.

Humalog Side Effects

The side effects associated with Humalog include:

  • Convulsions – these are the most common side effects of this medicine
  • Low blood sugar
  • Anxious feeling
  • Headache
  • Excessive hunger
  • Nervousness
  • Slurred speech
  • Tingling in the hands, feet and limbs
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Fast or weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Thickening of skin at the place of injection
  • Wheezing

Other side effects may also occur but not mentioned above. If any of the said side effects may occur, immediately consult a doctor or seek emergency medical attention if the symptoms you feel become intolerable or bothersome.

Humalog Drug Reactions

Inform your doctor if you are taking beta-adrenergic blockers. The use of beta-adrenergic blockers together with Humalog is not strongly advised.

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