What is Humalog Mix 50 KwikPen?
Humalog Mix50 KwikPen 100U/mL is a disposable pre-filled insulin pen. It has a compact size and simple design that allows you to manage your blood sugar levels at home or on the go with convenient, easy and accurate insulin delivery.
The Humalog Mix50 KwikPen 100U/mL is a pre-filled, disposable insulin pen that has a compact size and simple design that allows you to manage your blood sugar levels at home or on the go with accurate, easy and convenient insulin delivery.
which is an intermediate-acting insulin that has small proteins called protamines added to lengthen its duration of activity and decrease its onset of action.
As with all injectable therapies there is always the potential for injection site reactions. Some common injection site reactions may include pain, swelling, bruising, redness, itching, hives and inflammation.
If you consistently rotate your injection sites, this will reduce your risk of developing these reactions.
How does it work?
Insulin analogs are synthetic insulins manufactured to work like naturally occurring human insulin. Humalog Mix50 KwikPen 100U/mL Naturally occurring insulin is a hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas, which controls blood sugar levels by regulating the breakdown of food and promotes the absorption of sugar from the blood into your fat, liver and skeletal muscle cells.
Insulin lispro, an active ingredient in this medication. is a bolus (mealtime) insulin, which is used to prevent the fluctuations in blood sugar levels during and after meals. It has a rapid onset and a short duration of action,
which makes it a leading option for the short-term regulation of blood sugar levels. Humalog Mix50 KwikPen 100U/mL Insulin lispro protamine is categorized as an intermediate-acting insulin analog, which has a longer onset and duration of action that makes it suitable for a long-term protection against blood sugar level fluctuations. Lispro protamine has a similar activity and absorption profile as NPH insulin (isophane insulin), another common intermediate-acting insulin analog.
Common side effects may include:
- Low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia)
- Injection site reactions
Less common side effects may include:
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
Symptoms of having too low blood sugar may include
- excessive hunger
- fast heartbeat
- trouble concentrating
- blurred vision
- seizure (convulsions).
A condition called diabetic acidosis can develop if your body has too little insulin. The symptoms usually come on slowly, over a period of hours or days, which include thirst, a drowsy feeling, loss of appetite and flushed face.
eat too much food, or become sick with an infection or fever. The symptoms tend to come on slowly.Humalog Mix50 KwikPen 100U/mL over a period of hours or days, and include an excessive thirst, feeling drowsy,
flushed face and the loss of appetite. coma, or even death. If you experience these symptoms it is very important that you contact your doctor and get medical help immediately.
Serious side effects may include anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) and other allergies or hypersensitivity reactions.
How to take this medication
The Humalog KwikPen is a pre-filled, disposable insulin pen, which dials one unit at a time and contains many doses in only one pen. It is possible to give yourself up to 60 units in one injection.
Never inject into a vein or into muscle tissue. Talk to your doctor about the best injection sites for you.
How you take this medication will likely be different from other patients because it will depend on your eating habits, metabolic needs, and other lifestyle variables.
If you are changing the type of insulin you are taking, it should be done cautiously and with your doctor’s consent. Humalog Mix25 KwikPen Changes in insulin type, strength, manufacturer, or method of manufacture can cause you to need to change your dosage.
Humalog Mix 50 KwikPens are approximately equal to naturally occurring insulin, with one unit having the same effect on lowering blood sugar as one unit of naturally occurring human insulin, although Mix 50 insulin is more rapid and has a shorter duration. If you are switching the type of insulin you are using,
Warnings and Precautions
Switching insulin types, strength, species, manufacturer. or method of manufacture can also cause you to change your dose or dose schedule.
exercise, and other factors. Remember to carefully follow your doctor’s directions to allow for these kinds of changes. Humalog Mix50 KwikPen 100U/mL Other variables that can affect your dose are illness, other medications you may be taking, travel and pregnancy.
Warnings and Precautions
- are pregnant or are planning on becoming pregnant
- or have had trouble with your kidneys or liver
- want to change your usual diet
- drink your alcohol
- use other medicines, or supplements
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