HUMINSULIN R 40IU/ML INJECTION

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Generic :  Human insulin (40IU)

Treatment :  Diabetes

Pack size  :  10Ml (Vial)

Manufacturer :  Eli Lilly and Company India Pvt Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$3.36

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection is a short-acting insulin used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used together with a healthy diet and regular exercise to control blood sugar levels after meals. This helps to prevent serious complications of diabetes like kidney damage and blindness.

Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection is normally prescribed along with a long-acting type of insulin or other diabetes medicines. Your doctor or nurse will teach you the correct way of injecting it under the skin. It should be taken 20-30 minutes before a meal. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. It is only a part of the treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

Check your blood sugar levels regularly, keep track of your results and share them with your doctor. This is very important to work out the correct dose of the medicine for you.

Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart problems before starting treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor as the dose may need to be changed.

BENEFITS OF HUMINSULIN R INJECTION

In Diabetes

Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection is a short-acting type of insulin that is usually used along with other diabetes medication for controlling blood sugar levels. It replaces the insulin that is normally produced in the body. This helps the glucose get into your muscle and fat cells so your body can use it for energy. It also decreases glucose production in the liver.

Lowering of blood sugar level helps reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Learn exactly how, where, and when to inject this insulin for it to be most effective. Take it regularly along with proper diet and exercise for a normal, healthy life.

 

HOW TO USE HUMINSULIN R INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

 

HOW HUMINSULIN R INJECTION WORKS

Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection is a short-acting insulin, which starts working within 30 minutes after injection. It works similar to the insulin produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppresses the production of sugar in the liver.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection.
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Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
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Driving

CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
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Liver

CAUTION
Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.

 

Drug Interactions

  • ROSIGLITAZONE
  • PIOGLITAZONE
  • LEVOFLOXACIN
  • NORFLOXACIN
  • OFLOXACIN
  • ENALAPRIL
  • LISINOPRIL
  • CAPTOPRIL
  • LOSARTAN
  • VALSARTAN
  • PROPRANOLOL
  • METOPROLOL

 

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE HUMINSULIN R INJECTION?

If you forget to take Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection, your blood sugar may get too high (hyperglycemia). Take it as soon as you remember. If it’s time for your next dose then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to compensate for the missed one.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Huminsulin R

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Weight gain
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Cold sweat
  • Anxiety
  • Shakiness
  • Hunger pangs
  • Fast heart rate
  • Headache
  • Nervousness

FAQ's

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Q. Will I need Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection for the rest of my life?

If you are a type 1 diabetes patient, then yes, you have to take Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection for the rest of your life because your body is unable to produce sufficient insulin. Therefore, you would need Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection as an external source of insulin. However, if you are a type 2 diabetes patient, sometimes your doctor may ask you to stop Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection if you are able to manage your diabetes with proper exercise, diet and oral medicines.

Q. Can Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection be used with other diabetes medicine?

Yes, Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection can be used alone or in combination with other diabetes medicines like long-acting insulin or oral diabetes medicines, along with proper diet and exercise. Follow your doctor’s advice and treatment plan to get the maximum benefit.

Q. How should Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection be used?

Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection is injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Your doctor will show you the area of your skin where you should inject it. Try not to inject on the same spot every time. Rotate between the typical injection sites, such as abdomen, buttocks, upper legs or upper arms. Never inject Humalog into a muscle or vein. Move to a new injection site every week or two. Inject in the same area of the body, making sure to move around within that area with each injection, for one or two weeks. You can then move to another area of your body and repeat the process. Use the same area for at least a week to avoid extreme blood sugar variations.

Q. Is Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection safe to use in pregnancy?

Yes. Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection is safe to use in pregnancy if prescribed by a doctor. However, please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding before using Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection. You may require dose modifications and your doctor will advise you to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. You must follow the instructions of your doctor to get maximum benefits.

Q. Is Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection safe to use in type 2 diabetes?

Yes, insulin is safe to use in type 2 diabetes if used according to your doctor’s advice. Keep monitoring your blood sugar levels regularly as advised. Your dosage may need to be adjusted as per your needs. Follow the lifestyle changes as advised by your doctor. Talk to your doctor about the side effects and ways to prevent and manage them.

Q. What are the side effects of Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection? How to prevent them?

The side effects of Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection are injection site reactions such as redness, itching, pain and swelling. However, these are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Rarely, it can also cause lipodystrophy, which means abnormal changes in the fat tissues due to repeated insulin injections in the same area of the skin. It includes lipohypertrophy (thickening of adipose tissue) and lipoatrophy (thinning of adipose tissue), and may affect insulin absorption. Rotate insulin injection or infusion sites within the same region to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy.

Q. Can Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection cause hypoglycemia? How do I prevent it?

Yes, the most common side effect of Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection is hypoglycemia. It happens more often if you miss or delay your food, drink alcohol, over-exercise or take other antidiabetic medicine along with it. So, do not skip meals and be consistent in the timing and amount of your meals. Take some snacks as per your requirement if you over exercise. Regular monitoring of the blood sugar level is important. Always carry some sugary candies, glucose/glucon-D or fruit juice with you. Take all the medicines prescribed by the doctor on time and consult your doctor if you notice any fluctuations in your blood sugar levels.

Q. Is Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection given as an injection into a vein (intravenous)?

Yes, sometimes, in specific situations like diabetic ketoacidosis, severe hyperglycemia etc, Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection may be given as an injection into a vein (intravenous). However, in such cases, it is only given by a doctor, under continuous monitoring of blood sugar levels in a hospital setting.

Q. When does the dosage of Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection need to be changed?

You should consult your doctor for dose adjustment if you experience weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, changes in diet such as missed meals or if you are taking alcohol. Your dose may also change if you have recently changed your exercise regime or are taking any medicines. Also, you must be vigilant for certain side effects that you may experience while using Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection. Your doctor will tell you ways to prevent them. These side effects are usually temporary but if they are very severe, you may need dose modifications.

Q. Does Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection need to be refrigerated?

Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection needs to be refrigerated before its first use. Unopened cartridges and unused pre-filled pens of Humalog must be stored in a refrigerator where the temperature is between 2°C to 8°C. Do not freeze and do not use Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection if it has been frozen. When the cartridge has been inserted into the injection pen, it should not be refrigerated and should be kept at room temperature, below 86°F (30°C) and must be used within 28 days or be discarded, even if they still contain Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection.

Q. What is Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection? How is it made?

Huminsulin R 40IU/ml Injection is a man-made version of human insulin, produced by the process of biotechnology called recombinant DNA technology. It is sold as a sterile, aqueous, clear, and colorless solution that contains insulin aspart along with other constituents like glycerin, phenol, metacresol, zinc, sodium chloride etc.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10ml

pack form  – injection

 

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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