Humalog – What is it? Humalog is an insulin lispro injection. Both Humalog and Insulin Lispro Injection are fast-acting insulins. These medications are used by diabetics to help control high blood sugar in both adults and children. These medications are available only with a prescription. Ask your doctor or our contracted Pharmacist from our contracted licensed Pharmacy department for more information regarding Humalog or Humalog mix. These medications are made available through two strengths: U-100 — 100 units per milliliter and U-200 — 200 units per milliliter. Discuss with your child’s pediatrician for more information regarding insulin for children.
Insulin lispro is to be used when a diabetic is on a properly balanced diet and daily exercise to control high blood sugar. Did you know that by controlling your high blood sugar you are preventing the following? Your chances of preventing kidney damage, blindness, problems with your nerves, any chances of losing limbs, and decrease in sexual drive compared to someone who does not take care of themselves, your chances of remaining healthy or becoming healthier are optimized. Proper control of diabetes can help decrease your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Heart attack and stroke can affect people of all ages, genders, ethnicity etc. Keep yourself informed. The goal is to adjust your lifestyle to ensure that you are living healthier, happier, and full of energy. Life can be overwhelming at first but once you get into the swing of things a.k.a familiarizing yourself with your medications – the what to and what not to do’s you will have a better understanding of your medications.
Insulin lispro is a manufactured substitute for human insulin. This man made product replaces the insulin that your body would normally make. Insulin lispro works faster and lasts for a shorter time than regular insulin. By using Humalog you are helping your blood sugar (glucose) get into cells so your body can use it for energy. When you’re a diabetic the loss of energy is very important. This is what makes and breaks your day. This medication is usually used with a medium- or long-acting insulin product. Insulin lispro may also be used with other oral diabetes meds (such as sulfonylureas like glyburide or glipizide). Did you know that HoneyBee Pharmacy offers Humalog at competitive pricing? Speak to a customer support specialist to gain more information.
HONEYBEE PHARMACY TALKS HUMALOG MIX FACTS
Humalog Mix 50/50 + Humalog Mix 75/25 are both known as insulin lispro protamine and insulin lispro injectable suspension.
Humalog Mix 50/50, Humalog Mix 75/25 are injectable insulins. This means that these medications require needles that you can purchase locally. These medications are a combination of both fast-acting and intermediate-acting insulins. They are used to control high blood sugar for diabetics. A prescription is required to be submitted to purchase these medications. Ask a customer support specialist on how HoneyBee Pharmacy can contact your local Doctor’s office or local pharmacy for a prescription transfer request.
It has yet to be determined if Humalog Mix50/50, Humalog Mix75/25, or Insulin Lispro Protamine and Insulin Lispro Injectable Suspension Mix 75/25 are safe and effective for children younger than 18 years of age. Ask your child’s pediatrician if this would be suitable medication for your child. There are many factors to consider if this medication would be right for your child. When in doubt speak to a licensed Medical professional.
PRIOR TO USING HUMALOG
Talk with your medical professional about low blood sugar, what are the side effects, how to manage it and how to live a better active lifestyle that revolves around that. Be sure when speaking to your medical professional that you mention all medicines you take, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Be sure to inform your medical professional about any other prescription medicines that you are currently taking or have been taking within the past 6 months. Be sure to include your history of medical condition. This would include the following: heart failure or other heart, liver, or kidney problems.Also, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan on doing one of the two that have been mentioned.
PRIOR TO USE:
Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change where you inject each time to lessen the risk of problems or damage under the skin (for example, pits/lumps or thickened skin). Insulin lispro may be injected in the stomach area, the thigh, the buttocks, or the back of the upper arm. Do not inject into skin that is red, swollen, itchy, or damaged. Do not inject cold insulin because this can be painful. The insulin container you are currently using can be kept at room temperature.
Do you have any questions regarding taking your insulin into a vein? Are you wondering if this can be done? Giving insulin lispro into a vein should only be done by a healthcare professional. This is to be done with severe caution as by doing this incorrectly very low blood sugar may result. Should you be directed to inject this insulin with an infusion pump, Be sure to read the instructions. If you have any questions, ask your health care professional or give us a call to speak to a Pharmacist from our contracted Pharmacy. Major Tip — Avoid exposing the pump/direct tube directly into sunlight or other heat sources. Very important to avoid diluting your insulin if you are using an insulin pump.You can thank us later.
Should you be instructed to add a mixing liquid to insulin lispro prior to use (dilute), ask your licensed medical professional regarding how to dilute insulin safely and correctly.
If you have any further inquiries and would like to speak to a licensed medical professional please do not hesitate to call 1-888-557-0340 or head over to the website www.honeybeepharmacy.com to find out more information on how you can contact the HoneyBee Pharmacy team regarding any Humalog products. We offer our medications at best price* guaranteed. HoneyBee Pharmacy only retails true to what is being advertised medications. HoneyBee Pharmacy is open 365 days a year.