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Insulin Lispro is prescribed for the treatment of Type-1 diabetes in adults. Insulin Lispro is prescribed as a combined therapy with other fast-acting forms of insulin or with oral anti-diabetic drugs. Insulin Lispro is fast-acting insulin that can effectively lower the elevated blood sugar.

Pharmacodynamics

No information available

Pharmacokinetics

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Insulin Lispro Indications / Insulin Lispro Uses

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Insulin Lispro Adverse Reactions / Insulin Lispro Side Effects

Insulin Lispro can cause hypoglycemia with symptoms of nausea, hunger, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, sweating, tremors, blurred vision, headache and paced heartbeats. Patients should be advised to carry glucose tablets and candies to avoid such problems. Some of the other adverse events of Insulin Lispro are myalgia, leg pain, frequent micturition, hypokalemia, dry mouth, polydipsia and arrhythmia.

Precautions

Insulin Lispro is contraindicated in patients with hepatic or renal diseases. An adjusted dosage may be needed in diabetic patients who are on oral anti-diabetic drugs. Insulin Lispro should be a part of diabetes treatment with proper diet and exercise.

Special Precautions

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Other Drug Interactions

Insulin Lispro can interact with reserpine, clonidipine, albuterol, beta-blockers such as timolol, metoprolol, labetalol, atenolol and nadolol.

Other Interactions

Do not consume alcohol while receiving Insulin Lispro. It can result in serious form of hypoglycemia. Direct exposure of Insulin Lispro to sunlight can result in degradation of insulin molecules.

Dosage

The dosage of Insulin Lispro is individualized, and based on patient’s requirement and clinical response. The total insulin dosage is between 0.5 and 1.0 unit/kg/day. Insulin Lispro should be administered at least 15 minutes before meals. The subcutaneous injections should be given as a rotating fashion in the abdominal wall, buttocks, upper arm and thigh.
Continuous Subcutaneous Infusion (Insulin Pump)
Insulin Lispro can be administered as a continuous infusion via an external insulin pump. The subcutaneous injections should be given as a rotating fashion in abdominal wall, buttocks, upper arm and thigh. The reservoir and the infusion sets should be changed at least every 7 and 3 days, respectively.

For intravenous administration, Insulin Lispro should be administered under medical supervision to avoid hypokalemia and hypoglycemia.

Food(before/after)

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List of Contraindications

Insulin Lispro and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category B. Insulin Lispro may not cause harm to an unborn foetus. Before Insulin Lispro treatment, the patient should discuss with the physician, if they are planning for a pregnancy.

Insulin Lispro and Lactation

It is unclear whether the drug could pass through the breast milk to a breast feeding a baby. Consult your physician before taking Insulin Lispro, if you are nursing mother.

Insulin Lispro and Children

No information available

Insulin Lispro and Geriatic

Insulin Lispro can cause increased incidences of adverse events in elderly individuals.

Insulin Lispro and Other Contraindications

No information available

Storage

Store at 20-25°C.

Lab interference

Store at 20-25°C.

Insulin Lispro brands in India:

Humalog Kwikpen Humalog Pen

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