Insulin Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens
Insulin Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens (“Pen”) is a disposable single-patient-use prefilled pen containing 300 units of HUMALOG Mix 75/25. From the Pen, you can give yourself more than 1 dose by turning the Dose Knob, and you can dial doses from 1 to 60 units in 1-unit increments.
Humalog 75/25 and Humalog Mix 50/50 are fast- and a longer-acting insulin. It will help manage your blood sugar between meals and at night, and blood sugar spikes after meals. Insulin lispro is a synthetic insulin analog component of Humalog Mix 75/25 Cartridges and Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens. Insulin Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens is 100 units per mL (U-100) and is created with 25% insulin lispro and 75% insulin lispro protamine. HUMALOG Mix 50/50 is 100 units per mL (U-100), 50% insulin lispro, and 50% insulin lispro protamine. Insulin lispro protamine is an intermediate-acting human insulin analog, and insulin lispro is a rapid-acting human insulin analog. Insulin Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens is used to improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus.
What is Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens used for?
Insulin Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens is good for treating patients with diabetes mellitus who require insulin to keep their blood sugar levels under control. Stabilization of diabetic mellitus is an indication of their foremost use. After that, they are used to manage your diabetes by preserving a healthy blood sugar level.
How does Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens work?
Humalog Insulin Lispro is a synthetic insulin analog that functions similarly to naturally occurring insulin.
The pancreas’ beta cells create insulin in healthy individuals. Naturally produced insulin helps absorb blood sugar into the liver, fat, and skeletal muscle cells, thus regulating blood sugar levels. It also prevents the liver from making sugar and lessens the sugar released into the bloodstream. Insulin enables sugar to stay in your body’s cells, which converts to energy to carry out all essential bodily activities.
The fast-acting lispro and the long-acting lispro protamine artificial insulins are combined in the Humalog Mix Cartridges.
The insulin analogs, known as mealtime or bolus insulin, include insulin lispro. They start working almost immediately and give you the protection you require against blood sugar spikes during and after meals. After the injection, it works in about 15 minutes, reaches peak blood levels in 30 to 70 minutes, and continues to work for around 2 to 5 hours. Usually, it should be taken 15 minutes before your meals but not later than 20 minutes before the meal start.
The class of intermediate-acting insulin analogs includes the long-acting insulin lispro protamine. Protamines, tiny proteins, are included in the formulation of insulin lispro to slow down the onset and lengthen the duration of the insulin action. The activity profile of insulin lispro protamine is similar to that of NPH, or isophane insulin, which is a commonly prescribed insulin that has an onset of about 90 minutes and a duration of approximately 24 hours.
Dosage of Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens
Always strictly adhere to your doctor’s dosage recommendations. Information about which insulin to use, how much to use when to administer it, and how frequently. Since every instance of diabetes is different, your doctor will probably tailor your dose plan just for you. Changes to your diet, amount of activity, or work schedule may impact your dose and schedule. Pregnancy, illness, use of other drugs, exercise, and travel are other variables that may affect your dose.
Your doctor selected the dosage of Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens that will provide you with the precise blood sugar management that you require. However, you should modify your dosage and dosing schedule to keep your blood sugar as healthy as possible.
You should take your medication 15 minutes before or 20 minutes after your meal, whichever comes first. The injection locations used most frequently are the abdomen, thigh, upper arm, or buttocks. Rotate your injection site within the same region in between doses to help lower the chance of lipodystrophy, a condition of fat formation.
How to take Humalog Mix 75/25 Insulin?
Keep new Insulin Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens in the fridge between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius; take care not to freeze the insulin. Be sure to read the patient information leaflet provided by your doctor before you begin using Insulin Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens each time you get a refill. The suspension blend needs to be white. Subcutaneous administration should be used (under the skin). When injecting your insulin, you must avoid striking any significant blood vessels.
Administer Insulin Humalog Mix 50/50 KwikPens and Insulin Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens up to 20 minutes after eating or between 15 and 20 minutes before.
Note: These are only informative notes. You should always take this medication as prescribed by your physician.
What are the Warnings and Precautions of Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens?
Do not use this medication when:
- You have too low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). After addressing your low blood sugar, use Humalog as directed by your doctor.
- You have an allergy to any component of Humalog.
Inform your doctor before using it if:
- You now have or previously had liver or kidney issues.
- You consume alcohol (including wine and beer).
- You’re ill.
- You wish to vary your usual exercise or nutrition pattern, exercise more than you often do, or both.
- You are expecting a child, or you intend to have a child.
- There are more than two time zones that you are crossing.
- Take other prescription drugs (s).
Humalog Mix 75/25 KwikPens Side effects
Common adverse effects may include:
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- Injection site irritation
Less common adverse effects may include:
- Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy)
Humalog’s most common side effect is hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar. Symptoms of low blood sugar include:
- fast heartbeat
- blurred vision
- trouble concentrating
- seizure (convulsions)
Patients commonly experience injection site irritation, including redness, itching, and swelling. In a few days to a few weeks, this settles typically. However, this skin condition could result from other factors, such as impurities in a skin-cleansing product or an incorrect injection method.
Less common side effects may include hypokalemia, when there are dangerously low levels of potassium (K+) in the blood, and lipodystrophy, which is a disorder of fat production, specifically lipoatrophy, the localized loss of fat tissue. Serious side effects may include anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) and other hypersensitivity or allergic reactions.
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Remember that regular physical exercise is crucial to treating diabetes or managing prediabetes, along with your diet planning, weight management, and medications. Because your cells become more responsive to insulin while you are active, your blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, can be lowered more successfully. Take your medications regularly and follow up with your healthcare specialist.