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