Humalog is a rapid acting insulin that is used for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes treatment and insulin lispro is a manmade (analog) biologic insulin. For Type 1 diabetes it takes the place of the insulin the patient’s body doesn’t produce sufficiently to lower blood sugar levels that would be elevated without it, and for Type 2 diabetes it counters the body’s developed insulin resistance so that sugar is taken out of the blood and moved into cells for energy. Humalog insulin also works for Type 2 diabetes treatment by chemically messaging the liver to produce less sugar so that less of it is directed into the bloodstream.
Standard dosage guidelines for Humalog are to administer injection 15 minutes before a meal or immediately after a meal.
Injection may be administered into one of 3 acceptable injection sites: thighs / abdomen (outside a 2” radius around navel) / back of upper arms.
Be sure to use a different injection site for every new injection, and to not inject at the same site twice. Repeated injections at same site will increase the chance of lipodystrophy.
Wash your hands.
Prepare syringe for injection, including attaching needle if required depending on the type of syringe you are using.
Insert needle tip through vial covering and into Humalog 100 insulin solution and pull back on plunger handle to fill syringe with insulin, measuring correct amount by looking at measurement points on the syringe.
Once syringe is filled to the correct amount, remove the needle from the vial and keep needle in upright position and firmly in hand as you prepare to administer the injection.
Give yourself the insulin injection in one the three spots listed above.
The active ingredient in Humalog is Insulin Lispro.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart failure, kidney or liver problems, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low potassium levels, or allergic reactions before starting on Humalog insulin.
Medication is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Keep this insulin stored at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) or at room temperature below 86°F (30°C) as indicated in your mediication
There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Humalog and other Rx medications, including glyburide / glimepiride / lisinopril / enalapril / benazepril / irbesartan / olmesartan / losartan / valsartan / gemfibrozil / fenofibrate / fluoxetine (Prozac) / phenelzine / tranylcypromine / selegiline / disopyramide / pentoxifylline / octreotide / olanzapine / clozapine.
Tell your doctor of all medications you are taking before receiving a medication and proceeding to buy Humalog insulin from Canada.
Side effects from using Humalog insulin are possible, and some users may experience injection site skin irritation, lipodystrophy, weight gain, headache, or edema (swelling in feet and / or ankles). If Humalog side effects are seen you may want to discontinue use and speak to your doctor again about insulin vial alternatives to Humalog 100 as part of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes treatment.