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The following adverse reactions are discussed elsewhere in the labeling:
The following additional adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of HUMULIN 70/30. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or to establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.
Some patients taking HUMULIN 70/30 have experienced erythema, local edema, and pruritus at the site of injection. These conditions were usually self-limiting. Severe cases of generalized allergy (anaphylaxis) have been reported [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Some patients taking HUMULIN 70/30 have experienced sodium retention and edema, particularly if previously poor metabolic control is improved by intensified insulin therapy.
Administration of insulin subcutaneously, including HUMULIN 70/30, has resulted in lipoatrophy (depression in the skin) or lipohypertrophy (enlargement or thickening of tissue) [see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION] in some patients.
Weight gain has occurred with some insulin therapies including HUMULIN 70/30 and has been attributed to the anabolic effects of insulin and the decrease in glycosuria.
Development of antibodies that react with human insulin have been observed with all insulin, including HUMULIN 70/30.
Read the Humulin 70-30 (insulin (human recombinant)) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
Drugs That May Increase The Risk Of Hypoglycemia
The risk of hypoglycemia associated with HUMULIN 70/30 use may be increased when co-administered with antidiabetic agents, salicylates, sulfonamide antibiotics, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, fluoxetine, disopyramide, fibrates, propoxyphene, pentoxifylline, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blocking agents, and somatostatin analogs (e.g., octreotide). Dose adjustment and increased frequency of glucose monitoring may be required when HUMULIN 70/30 is co-administered with these drugs.
Drugs That May Decrease The Blood Glucose Lowering Effect Of HUMULIN 70/30
The glucose lowering effect of HUMULIN 70/30 may be decreased when co-administered with corticosteroids, isoniazid, niacin, estrogens, oral contraceptives, phenothiazines, danazol, diuretics, sympathomimetic agents (e.g., epinephrine, albuterol, terbutaline), somatropin, atypical antipsychotics, glucagon, protease inhibitors, and thyroid hormones. Dose adjustment and increased frequency of glucose monitoring may be required when HUMULIN 70/30 is co-administered with these drugs.
Drugs That May Increase Or Decrease The Blood Glucose Lowering Effect Of HUMULIN 70/30
The glucose lowering effect of HUMULIN 70/30 may be increased or decreased when co-administered with beta-blockers, clonidine, lithium salts, and alcohol. Pentamidine may cause hypoglycemia, which may sometimes be followed by hyperglycemia.
Dose adjustment and increased frequency of glucose monitoring may be required when HUMULIN 70/30 is co-administered with these drugs.
Drugs That May Blunt Signs And Symptoms Of Hypoglycemia
The signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS] may be blunted when beta-blockers, clonidine, guanethidine, and reserpine are co-administered with HUMULIN 70/30.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/27/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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