Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection)

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use of humalog pen

hi,       I'm writing a novel and wanted to know better information on the medication humalog. first, if someone with diabetes 1 has to take this meds as an injection, would they use a syringes? what are pens? what are the norm...
by navell in aphartta, ga, 02/18/2009

Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection)

Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection) Medication Classification


Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection) Brandname

Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen, Humalog Mix 75/25

Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Insulin Lispro Protamine, Recombinant (IN-su-lin LYE-sproe PRO-ta-meen, re-KOM-bi-nant), Insulin Lispro, Recombinant (IN-su-lin LYE-sproe, re-KOM-bi-nant) Treats diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes).

When To Not Use Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection)

Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to insulin lispro or any other type of insulin.

How Should You Use Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often. Do not change the brand or dose of your insulin unless your doctor tells you to. When you receive a new supply of insulin, check the label to be sure it is the correct type of insulin.
  • You may use this medicine just before or just after a meal.
  • A doctor, nurse, or pharmacist should teach you how to give your insulin shots. Make sure you understand how to use the medicine and give yourself the shots.
  • A subcutaneous (sub-kyoo-TANE-ee-us) or SC injection is a shot given just under your skin, usually on the back of your arm or the top of your thigh, or on your stomach.
  • You will be shown several places on your body where this shot can be given. Use a different body area to give your shot each time you use your medicine. Keeping a record of where you give each injection will help make sure you rotate body areas.
  • Use a new needle with the Humalog® Mix 75/25™ Pen each time you each time you give yourself insulin.
  • Do not mix Humalog® 75/25™ with any other insulin.
  • Each time before using Humalog® 75/25™ Pen, mix the insulin by rolling the Pen between your palms 10 times, then turning it upside down 10 times. After mixing, the insulin should look cloudy or milky. Do not use the insulin if the white material is still separated from the clear liquid, or if it looks lumpy, discolored, or has white particles sticking to the bottom or side of the Pen.
  • Do not share your needles, syringes, or medicine with anyone else.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Ask your doctor what to do if you miss a dose of insulin.

Proper Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection) Storage

Store Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Some medicines can make it harder for you to control your diabetes. Make sure your doctor knows about all other medicines you are using.

Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection) Warnings

  • Follow the special diet and use the correct dose of insulin that your doctor orders. Diet, exercise, medicine, and checking your blood sugar are important to control your diabetes.
  • Your doctor may want to check your progress and blood sugar at regular visits. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • You may have low blood sugar while you are using insulin, especially if you miss a meal, exercise for a long time, or drink alcohol.
  • If your blood sugar gets too low, you may feel shaky, weak, drowsy, cold, confused, or very hungry. You may sweat or have blurred vision, a fast heartbeat, trouble concentrating, or a headache that doesn't go away.
  • Ask your doctor what to do if you have low blood sugar. You will need to control it quickly. Teach your friends, co-workers, or family members what they can do to help you in case you have low blood sugar.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have kidney disease.

Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fainting
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Rash or hives
  • Seizures (convulsions)
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Redness, itching, or swelling where the shot is given

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Jorgee, Jorgee - 01/11/2014

Another common thing I see is a Type 1 dibateic who refuses insulin altogether attempting to put themselves into DKA. I have typically managed this as an act of self-harm and put the individual in suicide watch. The inmate will then usually complain stating that we are retaliating against them because they are refusing meds. I then explain that we need to have close access to them so when they do enter DKA and lose conciousness, then we can act quickly on their behalf.