Humalog Side Effects
Humalog may cause adverse side effects. Tell your doctor if the following symptoms appear:
- redness, swelling, or itching in the place where you injected Humalog
- changes in the feel of your skin such as skin thickening or a little indentation in the skin
- swelling of the hands and feet
- weight gain
Some adverse side effects can be quite serious:
- rash and itching
- difficulty breathing
- fast heartbeat
- muscle cramps
- abnormal heartbeat
- accidental injury
Warnings & Recalls for Humalog
Before using Humalog:
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you’re allergic to insulin or any of the ingredients found in Humalog.
- Be sure to tell your doctor what medications you’re taking, prescription and non-prescription, as well as vitamins and supplements. Make sure you mention the following: angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors; angiotensin receptor blockers; beta blockers; certain cholesterol-lowering medications; certain medications for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); clonidine; danazol; digoxin; diuretics; fluoxetine; hormone replacement therapy; isoniazid; lithium; medications for asthma and colds; medications for mental illness and nausea; monoamine oxidase inhibitors; octreotide; oral contraceptives; oral medications for diabetes; oral steroids; pentamidine; pentoxifylline; pramlintide; reserpine; salicylate pain relievers; somatropin; sulfa antibiotics; and thyroid medications.
- Be sure to tell your doctor if you have or if you’ve ever had nerve damage caused by diabetes or if you have any other medical conditions, including kidney or liver disease.
- Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using Humalog, call your doctor.
- If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Humalog.
- Alcohol may cause a change in blood sugar. Ask your doctor about the safe use of alcoholic beverages while you are taking Humalog.
Although there hasn’t been a recall of the drug Humalog by the FDA or a voluntary recall by the drug maker Eli Lilly and Co., the FDA had issued a letter to this company regarding sub-potency and safety violations. Prior to that, the FDA had issued a safety warning regarding Humalog as per its labeling.
Humalog Treatment and Use
Humalog | Insulin Lispro is marketed by Eli Lilly and Co. is drug that is known as the first fast acting insulin analogue for the treatment of Type I and Type II diabetes. It was engineered through recombinant DNA biotechnology. Humalog has an advantage over regular insulin for postprandial glucose control in that it has a shortened delay of onset which allows for more flexibility than regular insulin, which requires a longer time of waiting before eating a meal after injection. It comes in the form of an injection.
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Posted on May 21, 2012