Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens?
A form of insulin delivery device (insulin pen) for using Humalog Insulin Lispro is the Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens. You can deliver your insulin dosages more conveniently with the KwikPen, a disposable, pre-filled 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. Five single-use insulin pens, each containing 3 mL of Insulin Lispro, are included in the kit.
What is Humalog KwikPens used for?
Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens, a human insulin analog with a quick onset of action, is found in the Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens 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 KwikPens work?
Humalog Insulin Lispro, a synthetic insulin analog that functions similarly to naturally occurring insulin, is already pre-filled in the Humalog KwikPen. The pancreas, an organ close to your stomach, contains beta cells that create the hormone insulin. Insulin controls how meals (sugars, fats, and proteins) break down for digestion. Insulin also facilitates the absorption of sugar from your blood into your fat, liver, and skeletal muscle cells.
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 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. Excess insulin will lead to 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 or produce insulin in a tiny amount. 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.
Four different forms of Humalog Insulin Lispro are available:
- 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 are:
- 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 Humalog Cartridges
Warnings and Precautions – Humalog KwikPens
Do not share Insulin Humalog KwikPen Lispro even if you attach a new needle. 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. If you’re blind or visually challenged, you shouldn’t use the KwikPen without a trained user’s assistance.
- 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.
- Do not store an unopened Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens in a refrigerator, 36°F–46°F (2°C to 8°C)
- Discard the pen if the liquid is frozen.
- You can store the Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens in refrigerated condition after the first use
- Throw away the Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens after 28 days of first use, even if there is enough in the pen.
Humalog 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 if you do not remember to take your insulin, take less than your doctor has suggested, overeat, get sick, or forget 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 for any of these problems.
Other less commonly reported side effects can include hypokalemia due to reduced blood potassium (K+) levels. More severe side effects can include anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, and other hypersensitivities or allergic reactions.
How to take Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens
Take Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens within 15 minutes of the beginning of a meal or 20 minutes of the end of a meal due to its rapid onset of action.
The pre-filled Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens contains 3 mL of Insulin Lispro. With the KwikPen, you can give yourself many doses while dialing one unit at a time. You can inject yourself with 1 to 60 units at once. Follow your doctor’s instructions and dial your regular dose. For proper instructions, refer to your KwikPen’s “instructions for usage,” and always pay close attention to your doctor’s instructions.
Insulin Lispro Humalog KwikPens Dosage
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 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 typical 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.
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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.