HUMINSULIN 50/50 40IU Injection 1x10ml


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Drug Information for HUMINSULIN 50/50 40IU Injection 1x10ml

What is Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination used for?

Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination is used for the treatment of high blood glucose levels in individuals suffering from diabetes.

How does Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination work?

Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination belongs to the class of drugs called hormones. This drug acts by increasing the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the body. It also increases the uptake of glucose into the tissues and prevents the release of hepatic glucose in the body.

How to use Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Administer Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination as prescribed by the physician. The drug should be administered either in the stomach or in the thigh muscle through the subcutaneous route of administration.

If you miss a dose of Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination?

Drugs that interact with Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination include the following:

  • Atenolol
  • Clozapine
  • Ethanol
  • Fluoxetine
  • Isoniazid
  • Olanzapine
  • Pioglitazone
  • Propranolol
  • Rosiglitazone

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination:

  • Blurry vision
  • Insulin resistance
  • Itching and inflammation at the injection site
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Hypoglycaemic shock

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Allergic skin reactions
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Uncontrolled reflexes

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination?

  • Consult the doctor before using any other drug along with Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if the Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.

You are advised not to use Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination if:

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of hypertension, liver and kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are using any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any history of allergic reaction with the usage of Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination.
  • If you have to undergo any surgery or medical procedure, you must inform the doctor about the usage of Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination

  1. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while using Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination?
  2. It is advised to follow a low carbohydrate diet while using Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination.

  3. Is it safe to alter the dose of the Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination?
  4. Do not alter the dose of Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination without consulting the doctor.

  5. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination?
  6. It is advised to monitor your blood glucose levels and glycosylated haemoglobin levels while using Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination. It is also advised to monitor your liver function and renal function test while using the medicine.

  7. How should Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination be stored?
  8. Store Isophane Insulin + Insulin Soluble combination injection in a cool and dry place at room temperature.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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