Actrapid

Actrapid

Manufacturer:

Novo Nordisk

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Insulin human rDNA
Dosage/Direction for Use
Administration
Should be taken on an empty stomach: Administer 30 min before meals.
Contraindications
Special Precautions
Changes in insulin requirements due to medical conditions (kidney, liver, adrenal, pituitary or thyroid dysfunction, illness) or lifestyle modification (alcohol, exercise, diet). May affect ability to drive or operate machinery in case of hypoglycaemia. Pregnancy & lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Hypoglycaemia, visual disturbances, changes at inj site (lipodystrophy), local or systemic allergic reactions (redness, swelling, itching), sweating, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, tachycardia, dizziness, fainting, painful neuropathy (burning, tingling or electric pain), swollen joints, diabetic retinopathy.
Drug Interactions
Oral antidiabetics, MAOIs, β-blockers, ACE inhibitors, acetylsalicylic acid, anabolic steroids, sulphonamides, OCs, thiazides, glucocorticoids, thyroid hormone therapy, growth hormone, sympathomimetics, danazol, octreotide, lanreotide. May develop heart failure w/ thiazolidinediones.
ATC Classification
A10AB01 - insulin (human) ; Belongs to the class of fast-acting insulins and analogues. Used in the treatment of diabetes.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Actrapid penfill 100 IU/mL
Packing/Price
3 mL x 5 × 1's
Form
Actrapid inj 100 IU/mL
Packing/Price
(vial) 10 mL x 1's
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