Humalog Mix25/Humalog Mix50

Humalog Mix25/Humalog Mix50 Special Precautions

insulin lispro + insulin lispro protamine


Eli Lilly


Agencia Lei Va Hong
Full Prescribing Info
Special Precautions
If the blood sugar levels are well controlled by the current insulin therapy, the warning symptoms may not be present when blood sugar is falling too low. Warning signs are listed under Side Effects. Patients should think carefully about when to have meals, how often to exercise and how much to do. Also keep a close watch on blood sugar levels by testing the blood glucose often.
A few people who have had hypoglycaemia after switching from animal insulin to human insulin have reported that the early warning symptoms were less obvious or different. If hypoglycaemia often occur or have difficulty recognising it, discuss with a doctor.
The doctor, pharmacist or diabetes nurse must be informed if the patient recently became ill; have kidney or liver problem; or exercising more than usual.
The dose of insulin may change if the patient drinks alcohol.
Inform the doctor, pharmacist or diabetes nurse if there is a plan of going abroad. The time difference between countries may mean to have injections and meals at different times.
Some patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus and heart disease or previous stroke, who were treated with pioglitazone and insulin, experienced the development of heart failure. If signs of heart failure is experienced such as unusual shortness of breath, rapid increase in weight or localised swelling (oedema), inform the doctor immediately.
This Pen is not recommended for use by the blind or visually impaired without the help of someone trained to use the Pen.
Driving and using machines: The patient's ability to concentrate and react may be reduced as a result of hypoglycaemia. This may constitute a risk in situations where these abilities are of special importance (e.g. driving a car or operating machinery).
Contact the doctor about the advisability of driving in case of: frequent episodes of hypoglycaemia; reduced or absent warning signs of hypoglycaemia.
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