Huminsulin 30/70 100iu Cartridge Of 3ml Suspension For Injection
Huminsulin 100 IU/ML Description
Huminsulin 30/70 100IU/ml Cartridge 3ml contains Insulin which belongs to the class of Insulins and analogues (synthetic human hormones). You may experience your blood sugar levels dropping too low a
long with pain at the injection site. Signs of low blood sugar levels are sweating, dizziness, mental confusion, blurred vision, tremors and light-headedness. As this is an injectable it needs to be injected in dosage as recommended by the doctor. It is recommended to regularly check your blood sugar levels to avoid a drop in blood sugar levels. Please consult your doctor about your medical conditions before the use of Insulin.
Uses of Huminsulin 100 IU/ML
Contraindications of Huminsulin 100 IU/ML
- If you are allergic to insulin or any of the ingredients of this medicine.
- If you are suffering from hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level).
Side effects of Huminsulin 100 IU/ML
- Low blood sugar (Hypoglycaemia)
- Mood disorder
- Feeling hungry
- Visual disturbances
- Skin rashes
- Pain, redness, swelling at the injection site
Precautions and Warnings of Huminsulin 100 IU/ML
Other General Warnings
- You have recurrent low blood sugar levels.
- Be very careful about symptoms of low blood sugar like sweating, anxiety, fast heartbeat, headache, intense hunger, restlessness, dizziness, irritability. If you experience these, immediately have sugar (do not consume artificial sweeteners). Eat something as soon as possible. Do not take insulin in such a scenario. If still the symptoms persist, seek emergency medical help....
- You have frequent fever and infections.
- You have diseases related to the liver and kidney.
- You have thyroid disorders.
- You are switching to a different insulin medicine brand.
- You have pain, itching and swelling at the injection site, you should continuously change the site of the injection.
- Avoid doing heavy exercise.
- You are planning to change your diet preferences.
- You should always carry a sugar candy with you.
- You are taking insulin but not taking adequate meals, your blood glucose can drop drastically.
Mode of Action of Huminsulin 100 IU/ML
How Does It Work?
- Insulin is crucial to allow the entry of blood glucose into each cell of the body.
- Inside the cell, this glucose is used as fuel.
- In type 1 diabetes mellitus, the body fails to produce adequate insulin.
- This leads to glucose accumulating in the blood and causes high blood glucose.
- This medicine lowers blood sugars by stimulating glucose uptake by cells, tissue and muscles, especially by skeletal muscles and fat and by inhibiting glucose production by the liver.
Directions for Use of Huminsulin 100 IU/ML
- Take this injection as per the technique suggested by your doctor or nurse.
- This injection is to be taken under the skin of the thigh or upper arm or abdomen.
- Do not take this injection in the vein or muscles.
- Pull a skin, fold up to take this injection.
- Wait for at least 6 seconds before removing the needle from the injection site.
- Always rotate the site of injection, do not take concurrent injections at the same site.
Interactions of Huminsulin 100 IU/ML
Interactions with other medicines
- You may have symptoms of low blood sugar if you are taking other medicines for diabetes, mood disorders (fluoxetine), medicines for fever and pain (salicylates), ramipril, lisinopril.
- You may have high blood sugar if you are taking oral contraceptives, thiazide, steroids, thyroxine, medicines used to treat severe diarrhoea and abnormal growth of body organs like octreotide, lanreotide....
- If you are taking the medicine pioglitazone to treat diabetes, be cautious, as some cases of heart attack and heart failure have been reported.
- Some medicines block your body's response to low blood sugar, so you may not experience symptoms like headache, hunger pangs, sweating, mood disorders when your blood sugar drops. This can lead to a serious fall in blood sugar. Inform your doctor if you are on medicines like Betablockers (Metoprolol, Propranolol, Atenolol), Clonidine, Guanethidine and Reserpine....
Interactions with food items
- This medicine is to be taken 15 minutes before meals or after meals.
- Maintaining a constant meal pattern is advisable when you are taking insulin.
- Avoid skipping or delaying meals when you are taking insulin.
Storage and disposal of Huminsulin 100 IU/ML
- Store between 2°C to 8°C in the refrigerator.
- Do not freeze it.
- Keep it out of the reach of children.
- Do not open the carton of vials to protect it from light.
- Any unused portion should not be stored and should be appropriately discarded.
Dosage of Huminsulin 100 IU/ML
- Excess insulin will lead to low blood sugar levels, called hypoglycaemia.
- Symptoms like dizziness, fainting, sweating and tremors may be seen.
- If you have the blood glucometer with you, test immediately and confirm.
- Whether or not you test your levels, it is important to take some glucose water/juice/eat sugar or chocolates immediately and then rush to your doctor.
Missed a Dose
- A missed dose may lead to high blood sugar levels which can cause symptoms like feeling thirsty, excessive urination, loss of appetite, drowsiness, the fruity smell from breath, etc.
- If you have missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember.
- If it's time for your next dose then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule.
- Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one as taking a double dose can cause a drastic fall in blood glucose which can be dangerous.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What food items I should avoid as I'm a diabetic?
- Avoid maida, white bread, noodles, corn flakes, poori, biryani, naan, fried rice, etc.
- Avoid custard apple, mango, jack fruit, fruit salads with ice cream, fruit-based desserts.
- Avoid cheese, milkshakes, ice creams.
- Try to avoid pork, beef, soft drinks, sugarcane juice, sweetened health drinks and beverages.
Q: Can I stop taking Huminsulin 30/70 100IU/ml Cartridge 3ml if I am feeling uncomfortable after taking this medicine?
Q: Why should I always change the site for taking this injection?
Q: What other lifestyle modifications do I need to consider to manage diabetes?
- Diet should include chapatis, multigrain bread, puffed rice with vegetables, sprouts, roasted grams, plain cooked daal, soups, steamed vegetables, cooked vegetables with less oil, Jamun, orange, guava, apple, watermelon, papaya, cow’s milk, curd, thin buttermilk, fish (grilled, baked or steamed), peanuts, cashew nuts and walnuts (handful)....
- Limit sugar intake.
- A brisk walk daily for 30 minutes.
- Exercise regularly.
- Monitor your blood glucose regularly.
- Take your anti-diabetic medication on time.
Q: I experience low blood sugar levels often, what could be the possible reasons?
- Risk factors for developing low blood glucose levels include taking too much insulin, not taking adequate meals or missing meals, too much alcohol consumption, fever and too much exercise.
- Some medicines, when used with insulin can result in such episodes as other anti-diabetic medicines like glimepiride, medicines used for fever and pain (salicylates), ramipril, etc.
- Report to your doctor about these episodes. You may need a dose adjustment.
Q: I am breastfeeding my newborn, can I take this injection?
- This injectable is found to be safe for use during the breastfeeding stage. It is advised that you consult your doctor before use as your dose needs to be adjusted.
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