Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin is generally used in treatment of the treatment of diabetes.
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level)
Injection site allergic reaction
How to use
Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.
How it works
Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin acts as an short acting insulin, that works within 10-20 minutes after injecting. It functions similar to the insulin produced by the body. Insulin lowers the production of blood sugar in the lever thereby facilitating reuptake of sugar in the fat-
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is insulin safe for type 2 diabetes mellitus? Insulin is safe for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus if used as advised by the physician.
Q. Is insulin water soluble? Insulin is a water soluble hormone naturally produced by the body.
Q. Is insulin a protein and a macromolecule? Insulin is a protein chain or peptide hormone. Proteins are very large complex macromolecules, and insulin being a protein chain is a macromolecule (53 amino acids with high molecular weight)
Q. Is insulin injection painful? Insulin injection is not painful. However If you experience pain while injecting consult your doctor and check if you are injecting in the right manner.
Q. Is insulin better than pills? Insulin and antidiabetic pills both are used in the treatment of diabetes to produce same effects of lowering blood sugar levels. Your doctor may advise the right kind of treatment for your type of diabetes.
Q. Is insulin resistance reversible? Insulin resistance (body produces insulin but does not use it effectively) may or may not be reversible condition depending on the stage at which it is detected
Q. What can I take for insulin resistance? Antidiabetic medications or insulin therapy can be taken to manage insulin resistance. Your physician may advise the right kind of treatment for your insulin resistance states.
Q. Can I take insulin with Victoza (liraglutide)? Victoza (liraglutide) is an antidiabetic medicine. When Liraglutide and insulin taken together can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with metformin.
Q. Can I take insulin with metformin? Metformin is an antidiabetic medicine. When Metformin and insulin taken together can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with metformin.
Q. Can I take insulin with Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide? Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide is an oral antidiabetic medicine. When Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide and insulin when taken together can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding insulin use with Januvia (sitagliptin)/ glipizide/ glyburide
Q. Can I take ibuprofen with insulin? No drug interactions of insulin with ibuprofen occur. However, Patients should follow the advice of the physician regarding insulin use with ibuprofen.
Q. Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with insulin? No drug interactions of insulin with benadryl occur. However, Patients should follow the advice of the physician regarding insulin use with benadryl.
Q. Can I take aspirin with insulin? Aspirin when taken with insulin can increase the risk of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. So, Patients should follow the advice of the physician regarding insulin use with aspirin.
Q. Does insulin pen need to be refrigerated? Insulin pens require refrigeration until their first use.Hence, After the first use, it must be kept at a room temperature
Q. Does insulin/ Lantus insulin cause weight gain? The use of insulin may or may not cause weight gain. Patients should follow the advice of the physician regarding its use
Q. Does insulin cause constipation? No, insulin is not known to cause constipation.
Q. Does insulin affect kidneys? Insulin does not affect the kidney function. High blood sugar levels, uncontrolled diabetes and inappropriate action of natural insulin may affect your kidneys.
Q. Does insulin make you hungry? You might feel hungry as Insulin helps your body use food more efficiently.
Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin helps to control blood glucose level and avoids long-term complications.You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin.Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side-effect; learn how to identify and manage its symptoms (sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, headache) and teach your family as well.Take Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin 45 to 60 minutes before a meal.Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites.Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.Opened vials/cartridge are good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigeratorÂ (2Â°Câ€“8Â°C).
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