Humalog

Humalog Caution For Usage

insulin lispro

Manufacturer:

Eli Lilly

Distributor:

Zuellig
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Full Prescribing Info
Caution For Usage
Incompatibilities: Insulin lispro (Humalog) preparations should not be mixed with insulins produced by other manufacturers or with animal insulin preparations.
Kwikpen: Special Precautions for disposal and other handling: Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Instruction for use and handling: To prevent the possible transmission of disease, each pen must be used by one patient only, even if the needle is changed.
Inspect the Insulin lispro Humalog KwikPen solution. It should be clear and colourless. Do not use Insulin lispro Humalog KwikPen if it appears cloudy, thickened, or slightly coloured or if solid particles are visible.
Handling of the prefilled pen: Before using the KwikPen the user manual included in the package leaflet must be read carefully.
The KwikPen has to be used as recommended in the user manual.
Mixing insulins: Do not mix insulin in vials with insulin in cartridges. See Incompatibilities as follows.
Vial: Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Instructions for use and handling: The vial is to be used in conjunction with an appropriate syringe (100 U markings).
a) Preparing a dose: Inspect the Humalog solution. It should be clear and colourless. Do not use Humalog if it appears cloudy, thickened, or slightly coloured or if solid particles are visible.
i) Humalog: 1. Wash your hands.
2. If using a new vial, flip off the plastic protective cap, but do not remove the stopper.
3. If the therapeutic regimen requires the injection of basal insulin and Humalog at the same time, the two can be mixed in the syringe. If mixing insulins, refer to the instructions for mixing that follow in Section (ii) and Incompatibilities.
4. Draw air into the syringe equal to the prescribed Humalog dose. Wipe the top of the vial with an alcohol swab. Put the needle through the rubber top of the Humalog vial and inject the air into the vial.
5. Turn the vial and syringe upside down. Hold the vial and syringe firmly in one hand.
6. Making sure the tip of the needle is in the Humalog, withdraw the correct dose into the syringe.
7. Before removing the needle from the vial, check the syringe for air bubbles that reduce the amount of Humalog in it. If bubbles are present, hold the syringe straight up and tap its side until the bubbles float to the top. Push them out with the plunger and withdraw the correct dose.
8. Remove the needle from the vial and lay the syringe down so that the needle does not touch anything.
ii) Mixing Humalog with longer-acting Human Insulins (see Incompatibilities): 1. Humalog should be mixed with longer-acting human insulins only on the advice of a doctor.
2. Draw air into the syringe equal to the amount of longer-acting insulin being taken. Insert the needle into the longer-acting insulin vial and inject the air. Withdraw the needle.
3. Now inject air into the Humalog vial in the same manner, but do not withdraw the needle.
4. Turn the vial and syringe upside down.
5. Making sure the tip of the needle is in the Humalog, withdraw the correct dose of Humalog into the syringe.
6. Before removing the needle from the vial, check the syringe for air bubbles that reduce the amount of Humalog in it. If bubbles are present, hold the syringe straight up and tap its side until the bubbles float to the top. Push them out with the plunger and withdraw the correct dose.
7. Remove the needle from the vial of Humalog and insert it into the vial of the longer-acting insulin. Turn the vial and syringe upside down. Hold the vial and syringe firmly in one hand and shake gently. Making sure the tip of the needle is in the insulin, withdraw the dose of longer-acting insulin.
8. Withdraw the needle and lay the syringe down so that the needle does not touch anything.
b) Injecting a dose: 1. Choose a site for injection.
2. Clean the skin as instructed.
3. Stabilise the skin by spreading it or pinching up a large area. Insert the needle and inject as instructed.
4. Pull the needle out and apply gentle pressure over the injection site for several seconds. Do not rub the area.
5. Dispose of the syringe and needle safely.
6. Use of the injection sites should be rotated so that the same is not used more than approximately once a month.
c) Mixing insulins: Do not mix insulin in vials with insulin in cartridges. See Incompatibilities.
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