Also known as Humalog Mix50 (in Canada)
Humalog is a combination insulin that is both a rapid and intermediate acting insulin for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes treatment and allows for easier dose adjustment compared to singular-type insulins. The fast-acting insulin lispro is absorbed more quickly to control blood sugar during meals while the intermediate-acting lispro protamine insulin is absorbed more slowly and lasts longer in your body to hold over and control blood sugar between meals. Humalog insulin also works for Type 2 diabetes treatment by prompting the liver to produce less sugar so that less of it is in the bloodstream.
Standard dosage guidelines for Humalog are to administer injection 15 minutes before a meal or immediately after a meal.
Injection may be made into one of 3 acceptable injection sites: thighs / abdomen (outside a 2” radius around navel) / back of upper arms.
Be sure to use a different injection site for every new injection, as injecting at the same site repeatedly may result in harm to skin (lipodystrophy) at injection site.
Wash your hands.
Remove the pen cap and look to confirm the medication is clear and has no color.
Prepare syringe for injection, including attaching needle if required depending on the type of syringe you are using.
Insert needle tip through vial covering and into Humalog 50 50 insulin solution and pull back on plunger handle to fill syringe with insulin, measuring correct amount by looking at measurement points on the syringe.
Once syringe is filled to the correct amount, remove the needle from the vial and keep needle in upright position and firmly in hand as you prepare to administer the injection.
Give yourself the insulin injection in one of the three spots listed above.
The active ingredients in Humalog 50 50 are Insulin Lispro and Insulin Protamine.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart failure, kidney or liver problems, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low potassium levels, or allergic reactions before starting on Humalog 50 50 insulin.
Medication is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Keep Humalog 50/50 insulin stored at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) or at room temperature below 86°F (30°C) as indicated in your medication.
There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Humalog and other Rx medications, including glyburide / glimepiride / lisinopril / enalapril / benazepril / irbesartan / olmesartan / losartan / valsartan / gemfibrozil / fenofibrate / fluoxetine (Prozac) / phenelzine / tranylcypromine / selegiline / disopyramide / pentoxifylline / octreotide / olanzapine / clozapine.
Tell your doctor of all medications you are taking before receiving a medication and proceeding to buy Humalog 50 50 insulin from Canada.
Side effects from using Humalog insulin are possible, and some users may experience injection site skin irritation, lipodystrophy, weight gain, headache, or edema (swelling in feet and / or ankles). If side effects are seen you may want to discontinue use and speak to your doctor again about insulin vial alternatives to Humalog 50/50 for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes treatment.