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  • Humalog 100Units/ml Kwikpen 3ml

Humalog 100Units/ml Kwikpen 3ml

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Description
Humalog KwikPen is used to treat diabetes. It works more quickly than normal human insulin because the insulin molecule has been changed slightly. You get diabetes if your pancreas does not make enough insulin to control the level of glucose in your blood. Humalog is a substitute for your own insulin and is used to control glucose in the long term. It works very quickly and lasts a shorter time than soluble insulin (2 to 5 hours). You should normally use Humalog within 15 minutes of a meal. Your doctor may tell you to use Humalog KwikPen as well as a longer-acting insulin. Each kind of insulin comes with another patient information leaflet to tell you about it. Do not change your insulin unless your doctor tells you to. Be very careful if you do change insulin. Humalog is suitable for use in adults and children. The KwikPen is a disposable pre-filled pen containing 3 ml (300 units, 100 units/ml) of insulin lispro. One KwikPen contains multiple doses of insulin. The KwikPen dials 1 unit at a time. The number of units are displayed in the dose window, always check this before your injection. You can give from 1 to 60 units in a single injection. If your dose is more than 60 units, you will need to give yourself more than one injection.
How to use
Always check the pack and the label of the pre-filled pen for the name and type of the insulin when you get it from your pharmacy. Make sure you get the Humalog KwikPen that your doctor has told you to use. Always use Humalog KwikPen exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor if you are not sure. To prevent the possible transmission of disease, each pen must be used by you only, even if the needle is changed.
Dosage:
• You should normally inject Humalog within 15 minutes of a meal. If you need to, you can inject soon after a meal. But your doctor will have told you exactly how much to use, when to use it, and how often. These instructions are only for you. Follow them exactly and visit your diabetes clinic regularly.
• If you change the type of insulin you use (for example from a human or animal insulin to a Humalog product), you may have to take more or less than before. This might just be for the first injection or it may be a gradual change over several weeks or months.
• Humalog KwikPen is only suitable for injecting just under the skin. Speak to your doctor if you need to inject your insulin by another method.
Precautions
Do NOT use Humalog KwikPen:- if you think hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) is starting. Further in this leaflet it tells you how to deal with mild hypoglycaemia (see section 3: If you take more Humalog than you need).- if you are allergic to insulin lispro or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.