Humalog Mix50 Cartridges contains a combination of 50% insulin lispro (fast-acting insulin) and 50% insulin lispro protamine (longer-acting insulin). Humalog Mix50 has a shorter duration of activity and takes effect more rapidly when compared to regular insulin.
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, which is a large gland located near the stomach. Insulin is used to regulate blood glucose levels. Diabetes occurs when the body seizes to create insulin naturally.
Together, they ensure consistent and rapid control of blood sugar levels by facilitating glucose re-up take in the muscle and fat cells and suppressing sugar production in the liver.
Humalog Mix50 Cartridges contains a combination of two medications. Insulin lispro has a fast onset of action, and insulin lispro protamine has a prolonged duration of action. Together, they provide rapid-acting insulin control to manage blood sugar levels in addition to consistent delivery throughout the day.
Managing sugar levels is extremely important for people with diabetes to avoid complications associated with diabetes, such as eye damage, kidney damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Typically this diabetes medication is used as part of a treatment program. When accompanied by an improved lifestyle of exercise and diet, this diabetes medication can help you live an everyday healthy life.
Doctors typically prescribe Humalog Mix50 Cartridges with long-acting insulin or other diabetes medications. Your doctor should provide instructions on proper usage and dosage according to your individualized needs.
Warnings & Precautions
Humalog Mix 50 100IU/ml Cartridge should be used with caution for kidney or liver disease patients.
It is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Human studies have shown that it does not pass through breast milk significantly and is not harmful to the baby. Your doctor may modify women who are pregnant or breastfeeding dosages.
Humalog Mix50 Cartridges are typically considered safe during pregnancy. Studies on animals have shown little to no side effects to the developing baby; however, these studies were limited.
Do not drink excessive alcohol, as this can lead to a drop in blood sugar levels.
Do not share insulin with others as this can lead to blood pathogens and severe infections.
Unmanaged diabetes can lead to severe problems, including blindness, kidney failure, strokes, poor circulation, and nerve damage. With proper diabetes treatment, these issues can be reduced or prevented.
Do not operate heavy machinery or drive if your blood sugar levels are too high or too low.
Ensure you are pre-filling your pen with the right cartridge. Humalog comes in different forms (ie, Humalog Mix25 KwikPens) and it can be easily mistaken for another product.
The rapid onset of activity requires Humalog Mix50 to be taken 15 minutes before starting your meal or within 20 minutes of creating your meal. The time to take your insulin may vary for each individual. The injection would be similar to that of a syringe and vial technique.
Like any insulin, the duration of Humalog Mix50 can depend on the dose, site injection, temperature, blood supply, and physical activity.
It would be best if you did not stop taking this medication unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
As with any insulin, you should monitor your blood sugar levels regularly using a glucose monitor. Please keep track of results and share them with your doctor.
For faster absorption, injected below the skin of the abdomen. Other injection sites include the upper arm, thighs, or buttocks. Do not massage the area after injection.
Rotate injection sites to avoid lumps or skin irritations. Do not inject into chunks. Consult your doctor if you are unsure about injection sites.
Do not change to another brand or type of insulin unless advised by your doctor, as a modification to dosages may be required.
Carry glucose tablets, candy, or a sugary drink if you experience hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which can happen from skipping a meal, consuming alcohol, or taking other anti-diabetic medication.
Your diabetes treatment should also include a balanced diet, regular exercise, and taking medication as prescribed by your doctor.
The most common side effect of this medication is low blood sugar levels, also known as hypoglycemia. It’s essential to inject the correct dosage, monitor blood sugar levels, and have regular meals to avoid this complication.
You may experience itching or a rash while taking it. An allergic reaction at the injection site includes swelling, redness, or hard lumps (lipodystrophy).
Most side effects do not require immediate medical attention and go away as the body adjusts to the medication; however, you should contact your doctor if issues persist.
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