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Humalog Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is insulin lispro (Humalog)?
- What are the possible side effects of insulin lispro (Humalog)?
- What is the most important information I should know about insulin lispro (Humalog)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using insulin lispro (Humalog)?
- How should I use insulin lispro (Humalog)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Humalog)?
- What happens if I overdose (Humalog)?
- What should I avoid while using insulin lispro (Humalog)?
- What other drugs will affect insulin lispro (Humalog)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Humalog)?
Since insulin lispro is used before meals, you may not be on a timed dosing schedule. Whenever you use insulin lispro, be sure to eat a meal within 15 minutes. Do not use extra insulin lispro to make up a missed dose.
It is important to keep insulin lispro on hand at all times. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
What happens if I overdose (Humalog)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An insulin overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia.
Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, seizure (convulsions), or coma.
What should I avoid while using insulin lispro (Humalog)?
Do not change the brand of insulin lispro or syringe you are using without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Avoid drinking alcohol. Your blood sugar may become dangerously low if you drink alcohol while using insulin lispro.
Do not expose insulin lispro to high heat.
What other drugs will affect insulin lispro (Humalog)?
Using certain medicines can make it harder for you to tell when you have low blood sugar. Tell your doctor if you use any of the following:
- albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin);
- clonidine (Catapres);
- guanethidine (Ismelin); or
- beta-blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), timolol (Blocadren), and others.
There are many other medicines that can increase or decrease the effects of insulin lispro on lowering your blood sugar. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about insulin lispro.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Humalog Information
- Humalog Drug Interactions Center: insulin lispro subq
- Humalog Side Effects Center
- Humalog Overview including Precautions
- Humalog FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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