Humulin R is a short-acting insulin that is a recombinant insulin functioning as an exact copy of the insulin the body makes naturally. Humulin R can be used for treatment of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and like all short-acting insulins it works to provide immediate but more temporary lowering of blood sugar levels after they are elevated from the individual having eaten a meal. Insulin human works by moving glucose out of your bloodstream and into your cells to lower the blood sugar levels, and dose titration and sliding scale dosing are possible based on your doctor’s recommendation and the fact this is a short-acting insulin.
Standard dosage guidelines for Humulin R is to administer injection 30 minutes before each meal of the day..
Injection may be administered into one of 4 acceptable injection sites: back of upper arm / thighs / abdomen (excluding a 2” radius around navel) / buttocks.
Choose a different injection site for every new injection. Do not inject at the same injection site twice to avoid lipodystrophy.
Wash your hands.
Remove the cap and look to confirm the medication is clear and has no color.
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 Humulin R 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 needle should stay in your skin for at least 5 seconds to make sure you have injected all of your insulin dose.
The active ingredient in Humulin R is Insulin Human.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart failure, kidney or liver problems, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low potassium levels (hypokalemia), or allergic reactions before starting on Humulin R insulin.
Medication is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Keep Humulin R 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 medications.
There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Humulin R 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 Humulin R insulin from Canada.
Side effects from using Humulin R 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 side effects are seen you may want to discontinue use and speak to your doctor again about insulin vial alternatives to Humulin R for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes treatment.