Insulin Humalog Junior Kwikpen?
Humalog Junior KwikPen is a type of insulin delivery device (insulin pen) for using Humalog Insulin Lispro. HUMALOG is a rapid-acting human insulin analog. It improves glycemic control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. You can deliver your insulin dosages more conveniently with the KwikPen, a disposable, pre-filled mealtime insulin pen. A pen is a handy tool that lets you administer your dose subcutaneously (under the skin) without needing a vial, needle, or syringe. After first-time usage, the Pen can be stored without refrigeration below 86°F (30°C) and must be used within 28 days or discarded, even if it still contains Humalog Insulin.
What is Humalog Junior KwikPen used for?
Humalog Insulin Lispro, a human insulin analog with a quick onset of action, is found in the Humalog Junior KwikPen and is used to help manage blood sugar levels in children and adults with diabetes mellitus. With the KwikPen, you may conveniently deliver your Insulin Lispro dose without worrying about using the correct injection technique or dealing with extra supplies like vials, needles, syringes, etc.
How does Humalog Junior KwikPen work?
Humalog Insulin Lispro, a synthetic insulin analog that functions similarly to naturally occurring insulin, is already pre-filled in the Humalog Junior KwikPen. 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. Additionally, it prevents the liver from producing sugar and lessens the sugar released back into the bloodstream. Humalog Insulin Lispro enables sugar to stay in your body’s cells, which may be used as energy to carry out all essential bodily activities.
What is Type 2 Diabetes?
When a person has type 2 diabetes, body cells become resistant to insulin. As a result, your body makes more insulin to get cells to respond. This will lead to an imbalance, and your blood sugar will rise, leading to type 2 diabetes. High blood sugar can cause serious health problems causing amputation or affecting your heart, vision, and kidneys.
What is Type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes is an immune system disorder in which the body cannot make insulin or makes it in tiny amounts. Insulin lispro injection is a rapid-acting human insulin analog—this type of insulin by using DNA technology utilizing a non-pathogenic laboratory strain of Escherichia coli. With the KwikPen’s small size and uncomplicated design, you can accurately, conveniently, and on-the-go regulate your blood sugar levels at home or while on the road.
What is Humalog KwikPen Dosage?
Humalog Insulin Lispro is packaged in 4 different forms:
- HUMALOG – insulin lispro injection, solution.
- HUMALOG KWIKPEN – insulin lispro injection, solution.
- HUMALOG JUNIOR KWIKPEN – insulin lispro injection, solution.
- HUMALOG TEMPO PEN – insulin lispro injection, solution.
The different packages and strengths are given below. 100 units/mL (U-100) is available as an Injection:
- 10 mL multiple-dose vial
- 3 mL multiple-dose vial
- 3 mL single-patient-use Humalog KwikPen
- 3 mL single-patient-use Humalog Tempo Pen
- 3 mL single-patient-use Humalog Junior KwikPen
- 3 mL single-patient-use cartridges
200 units/mL (U-200) is available as an Injection:
Do not take Insulin Humalog Lispro within 15 minutes of the beginning or 20 minutes of the end of a meal due to its rapid onset of action.
The pre-filled Humalog KwikPen pen contains 3 mL of Insulin Lispro. With the KwikPen, you can give yourself many doses while dialing one unit at a time. The HUMALOG U-100 Junior KwikPen dials in 0.5 unit increments and delivers a maximum does of 30 units per injection.
Your doctor will prescribe the dosage of Humalog Insulin Lispro that will provide you with precise blood sugar management. To keep your blood sugar as healthy as possible, a doctor may modify your dosage and dosing schedule.
You should administer your dose subcutaneously (under the skin) either right away after or within 15 minutes of eating (within 20 minutes of starting your meal). The upper arm, belly, buttocks, or thigh tissue are good injection locations.
Changes in your food consumption, activity level, or work schedule may impact your dose and schedule. Always pay close attention to the directions your doctor gives to account for these changes. In addition, the following factors may also impact your dosage and schedule: illness, the use of other drugs, pregnancy, physical activity, and travel.
Prepare Humalog Junior KwikPen
- Check the expiration date printed on the Label or is within 28 days after you start using the Pen.
- Pick up a new needle. (Do not reuse or share your needles with other people.)
- Pull the Pen Cap out and wipe the rubber seal with an alcohol swab.
- Review the content in the Pen – it should be clear.
- Select a new needle and remove the shield.
- Push the needle straight and twist it onto the Pen until tight.
- Pull off the Outer Needle Shield and the Inner needle Shield.
Ready Pen for Injection
- Turn the Dose Knob to select 2 units.
- Tap on the cartridge holder gently while pointing the Pen up
- Push the dose knob to ‘0’ and wait to count to 5 slowly.
- Notice that the insulin will appear at the tip of the needle.
- If you do not see the insulin, there is some issue with the needle. Replace the needle.
- Turn the dose knob to select the number approved by your doctor.
- Insulin Humalog Junior Kwikpens ready for injection. Choose a suitable location from the stomach area, buttocks, upper legs, or upper arms. After injection, wipe the skin with an alcohol swab.
- Push the dose knob fully in and slowly count to 5 before removing the needle.
- Replace the outer needle shield.
- Remove the capped needle and discard it.
Warnings and Precautions of Humalog Junior Kwikpens
Do not share your Insulin Humalog Junior Kwikpens with anyone. Never use a syringe to transfer the insulin from your KwikPen. Syringes will not accurately measure insulin in units/mL. A severe overdose might follow, resulting in dangerously low blood sugar levels that could endanger your life. In addition, if you’re blind or visually challenged, you shouldn’t use the KwikPen without a trained user’s assistance.
Before you use your Humalog Junior Kwikpens, talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:
- You now have or previously had liver or kidney issues.
- You start working out more often than usual.
- You wish to alter your regular diet.
- You consume alcohol.
- You’re crossing more than two time zones.
- You’re ill.
- You are expecting a child or intend to have a child.
- You take vitamins or other medications.
How to Store Humalog Junior KwikPen?
- Unopened Humalog Junior KwikPen should be stored in a refrigerator, 36°F–46°F (2°C to 8°C).
- Discard the Pen if the liquid is frozen.
- You can keep the Humalog Junior KwikPen in refrigerated condition after the first use.
- Throw away the Humalog Junior KwikPen after 28 days of first use, even if there is enough left in the Pen.
Humalog Junior Kwikpens Side effects
Common adverse effects may include:
- Injection site reaction
Less common adverse effects may include:
- Diabetic Acidosis
The most frequently reported side effect of Insulin Lispro is low blood sugar or hypoglycemia.
Symptoms of hypoglycemia may include:
- fast heartbeat,
- excessive hunger,
- blurred vision,
- trouble concentrating,
- seizure (convulsions).
It is common to experience localized allergic skin rashes. You may have swelling, redness, and itching where you got your injection. Factors like impurities in the skin cleansing solution or your injection technique may cause these rashes.
Insufficient insulin levels can cause diabetic acidosis, which could happen if you forget to take your insulin, take less than your doctor has suggested, overeat, get sick, or fail to take it altogether. The first signs usually appear gradually over hours or days and include feeling tired, thirsty, flushed, and lacking in appetite. More severe symptoms include quickened heartbeat and heavy breathing. Without treatment, it may cause a coma, loss of consciousness, or even death. You must get medical attention immediately if you encounter any of these symptoms.
Rarely the subcutaneous injection of insulin can cause either lipohypertrophy, or the growth or thickening of tissue, or lipoatrophy, which is a depression in your skin. Contact your doctor immediately if you detect any changes at or near the injection site or any of these problems. You can avoid these problems by altering your injection technique.
Other less commonly reported side effects can include hypokalemia, which is the presence of low levels of potassium (K+) in the blood. More severe side effects can include anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, and other hypersensitivity or allergic reactions.
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