Humalog Pen (Injection)


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Humalog Pen (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Humalog Pen (Injection)

Humalog Pen (Injection) Medication Classification

INSULIN (Injection)

Humalog Pen (Injection) Brandname

Lantus, Humalog, Lispro-PFC, Humalog Pen, Novolog, Novolog FlexPen

Humalog Pen (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Treats diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes). Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy.

When To Not Use Humalog Pen (Injection)

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

How Should You Use Humalog Pen (Injection)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.Do not change the brand or dose of your insulin unless your doctor tells you to.
  • You will be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.
  • Use only syringes that are made specially for giving insulin injections. Always use the same brand and type of syringe. Avoid switching insulin brands as much as possible. Some types of insulin must be used with a certain type of syringe. Ask your pharmacist if you are not sure which one to use.Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • If you are using a reusable syringe, you must sterilize it before each dose. Follow the sterilizing directions that came with your syringes.
  • Do not mix one kind of insulin with another kind or with water, unless your doctor has told you to. Never mix Lantus® (insulin glargine) with any other insulin or with water.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.
  • Your doctor may suggest that you follow an exercise program. You may also be taught to check your own blood sugar levels at home. Diet, exercise, medicine, and checking your blood sugar are important to control your diabetes.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Proper Humalog Pen (Injection) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Humalog Pen (Injection)

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

Humalog Pen (Injection) Warnings

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant.
  • 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. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sweating, feeling very hungry, a fast heartbeat, vision changes, drowsiness, confusion, persistent headache, chills, or vomiting.
  • 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.
  • The dose of insulin that you need may change slightly with changes in your diet or activity. Your dose needs may also change while you are ill, pregnant, traveling, taking a new medicine, or exercising more than usual. Follow your doctor's instructions about making any changes in your insulin dose.

Humalog Pen (Injection) Side Effects

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

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Seizures (convulsions).
  • Fainting.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Red, itchy, or swollen skin where the shot is given.

Humalog Pen (Injection) Ratings

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Humalog Pen (Injection)
4.0

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****

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Alexandra, Alexandra - 01/13/2014

maryeovinoRobin! You're back..and the timing coludn't have been better this morning! I was up really early this morning, FINALLY decided to clean up my blog and get back on my act plus I was reviewing some notes..as I have to take Lucy to the Endo this week, and have some questions for him. How are you? And Kate? You've started a blog!! I just read the first 2 entries and..cried..as I totally remember those feelings. I will read the rest by tonight. You are on Facebook? We should connect. I am under Mary Eovino.We are in a pretty good state. Summer has been interesting. I wonder what our Endo will say on Wed. Lucy's blood sugar numbers haven't been way out of whack, but I would say they've been higher than during the school year..don't know if that can be attributed to her sleeping in later and going to bed later, a little less strict diet, as we've been traveling so much..hard to say. She just got back from staying a week at Camp Merrick in MD that runs several diabetic camps for kids every summer. We went for an Open House in June, really just to check it out and see if it would be something we'd/she'd be interested in for next year. But we fell in love with the location (right on the Potomac River!) and the staff (mostly T1 themselves) and signed her up on the spot. It was one of the best things I think we could have done for her this summer, so that she could have fun with other T1 kids and gain a little confidence being away from us.I will be thinking of you all day today too Let's keep in touch

Humalog Pen (Injection)
5.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****

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Grandma , Dallas, TX - 10/12/2011

I find the pen much easier to carry around then the "regular" needle and vial. I have had the same results with the pen.