Insulin lispro/Insulin lispro protamine

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What is insulin lispro and insulin lispro protamine?

Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. lispro is a fast-acting insulin. Insulin lispro protamine is an intermediate-acting insulin. This combination insulin starts to work within 10 to 20 minutes after injection, peaks in 2 hours, and keeps working for up to 24 hours. Insulin lispro for sale

Insulin lispro and insulin lispro protamine is a combination medicine used to improve blood sugar control in adults with diabetes mellitus. This medicine may be used for type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Insulin lispro and insulin lispro protamine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using this medicine?

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to insulin lispro, or if you are having an episode of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).Insulin lispro for sale

Insulin lispro and insulin lispro protamine is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: Insulin lispro protamine for sale

  • liver or kidney disease; or
  • low levels of potassium in your blood (hypokalemia).

Tell your doctor if you also take pioglitazone or rosiglitazone (sometimes contained in combinations with glimepiride or metformin). Taking certain oral diabetes medicines while you are using insulin may increase your risk of serious heart problems.

Follow your doctor’s instructions about using insulin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby. Blood sugar control is very important during pregnancy, and your dose needs may be different during each trimester of pregnancy. Your dose needs may also be different while you are breast-feeding.

How should I use this medicine?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Insulin lispro for sale

Insulin is inject under the skin. You will be shown how to use injections at home. Do not give yourself this medicine if you do not understand how to use the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes. Do not inject insulin lispro and insulin lispro protamine into a vein. Insulin lispro protamine for sale

Use this medication within 15 minutes before eating a meal.

Your care provider will show you the best places on your body to inject this insulin. Use a different place each time you give an injection. Do not inject into the same place two times in a row.

If you use an injection pen, use only the injection pen that comes with insulin lispro and insulin lispro protamine. Attach a new needle before each use. Do not transfer the insulin from the pen into a syringe.

Never share an injection pen, cartridge, or syringe with another person, even if the needle has been changed.

Sharing these devices can allow infections or disease to pass from one person to another.

Use a disposable needle and syringe only once. Follow any state or local laws about throwing away used needles and syringes. Use a puncture-proof “sharps” disposal container (ask your pharmacist where to get one and how to throw it away). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can happen to everyone who has diabetes. Symptoms include headache, hunger, sweating, irritability, dizziness, nausea, fast heart rate, and feeling anxious or shaky. To quickly treat low blood sugar, always keep a fast-acting source of sugar with you such as fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, or non-diet soda.

Your doctor can prescribe a glucagon emergency injection kit to use in case you have severe hypoglycemia and cannot eat or drink. Be sure your family and close friends know how to give you this injection in an emergency.

Also watch for signs of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) such as increased thirst or urination, blurred vision, headache, and tiredness.

Blood sugar levels can be affect by stress, illness, surgery, exercise, alcohol use, or skipping meals. Ask your doctor before changing your insulin dose or schedule.

Insulin is only part of a complete treatment program that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, regular blood sugar testing, and special medical care. Follow your doctor’s instructions very closely.

Keep this medicine in its original container protected from heat and light. Do not draw insulin from a vial into a syringe until you are ready to give an injection. Do not freeze insulin or store it near the cooling element in a refrigerator. Throw away any insulin that is frozen.

Storing unopened (not in use) insulin lispro and insulin lispro protamine:
  • Refrigerate and use until expiration date; or
  • Store at room temperature and use the vial within 28 days or use the injection pen within 10 days.
Storing opened (in use) insulin lispro and insulin lispro protamine:
  • Store the vial in a refrigerator or at room temperature and use within 28 days.
  • Store the injection pen at room temperature (do not refrigerate) and use within 10 days. Do not store the injection pen with a needle attached.

Additional information

Insulin lispro/Insulin lispro protamine

Insulin lispro 75/25 KwikPen (3 mL; 100 iU/mL) $180 per pen, Humalog 75/25 vial (10 mL; 100 iU/mL) $355 per vial, Humalog 50/50 vial (10 mL; 100 iU/mL) $390 per vial, Humalog 75/25 KwikPen (3 mL; 100 iU/mL)$190 per pen, Humalog 50/50 KwikPen (3 mL; 100 iU/mL) $710 per carton of 5 pens

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