Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Velosulin (insulin human) is a form of insulin used to treat diabetes mellitus. The brand name Velosulin is discontinued, but generic versions may be available. Side effects of Velosulin (insulin human) are uncommon but may include:
- allergic reaction (skin rash, shortness of breath, fast heart rate, sweating, and drop in blood pressure)
- injection site reactions (redness, swelling, itching, and fatty lumps)
- low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- fast heartbeat
- blurred vision
- dizziness, or
- tingling in the hands or feet
A physician will determine the dose of Velosulin. Velosulin may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Velosulin. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Insulin needs may change during pregnancy or while breastfeeding; consult your doctor.
Our Velosulin (insulin human) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Insulin allergy occurs very rarely, but when it does, it may cause a serious reaction including a general skin rash over the body, shortness of breath, fast pulse, sweating and a drop in blood pressure. If any of these symptoms develop you should seek emergency medical care. The formation of fatty lumps at the infusion site or injection site is usually a sign of frequent needle insertion at the same site. Remember to choose new infusion sites or injection sites at which to insert each new needle and consult with your physician or diabetes educator if you develop these fatty lumps at the infusion site. The skin at the infusion site or injection site may also become red, swollen and itchy. This is a local reaction. It may occur if needle insertion is not properly made at the infusion site or injection site, or as a result of skin sensitivity to the cleansing solutions or if the patient is allergic to insulin. If you have a local reaction, consult with your physician or diabetes educator. Patients with severe systemic allergic reactions to insulin (i.e. generalized urticaria, angioedema, anaphylaxis) should be skin tested with each new preparation to be used prior to initiation of therapy with that preparation.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Velosulin (Insulin Human)