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General Information on Insulin

Generic Name : Insulin

Pronunciation : in' su lin

Latest prescription information about Insulin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics

Why is Insulin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a hormone produced in the pancreas, prescribed for type 1 diabetes. It is also used for type 2 diabetes. 

When should Insulin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Insulin?

Dose is based on patient’s condition, age and response to this medication.

How should Insulin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein, large muscle or under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Insulin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of nerve damage caused by diabetes, adrenal, pituitary gland, thyroid, liver or kidney diseases, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Do not reuse needles, syringes or other materials.

What are the side effects of Insulin?

Decrease in sugar level, insulin resistance and blurred vision.

What are the other precautions for Insulin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Insulin?

Store it in the refrigerator and do not freeze it.


Schedule : H

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gsspk 

The information provided by you is very good,but as medical professional i would request you give the specification of the drugs also

saravanan 

Sir, I am in Dubai and using insulin lantus 35 units everyday night before dinner and 3 times I am using inj Apidra 16 units ( short acting). could you please inform me is there any medicines available in Tamilnadu because I am coming back and settle in India

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