Dose adjustment may be required in patients with impairment of the kidney, liver, adrenal, pituitary or thyroid glands.
Watch for signs of hypoglycaemia if drinking alcohol and never drink alcohol on an empty stomach.
Dose adjustment may be required if exercising more than usual or if the patient wants to change their usual diet.
Carry on taking insulin even if ill.
Travelling abroad over time zones may affect the insulin needs and the timing of injections.
Effects on the Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery: The ability to concentrate or react will be less during hypoglycaemia. Never drive or use machinery if hypoglycaemia is felt coming on. Discuss with the doctor whether the patient can drive or use machines at all, if the patient has frequent episodes of hypoglycaemia or if the patient finds it hard to recognize hypoglycaemias.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: Consult the doctor if pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.