Generic Name : Insulin Pronunciation : in' su lin Therapeutic Classification : Antidiabetics ICD Code : Y42.3
India- Actraphane HM Penfill, Actrapid, Actrapid HM, Actrapid MC, Human actrapid, Human insulatard, Human mixtard, Human monotard, Human prodica, Human rapidica, Human rapimix, Humanzinulin, Huminsulin, Huminsulin-N, Huminsulin-R, Iletin – N, Iletin - R, Insulatard, Insula.
International- Humulin R, Humulin N, Humulin 70/30, Humulin 50/50, Humulin R U-500, Novolin R, Novolin N, Novolin 70/30. Why it is 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 it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Dose is based on patient’s condition, age and response to this medication. How it should 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. Warnings and Precautions :
* 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. Side Effects :
Decrease in sugar level, insulin resistance and blurred vision.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it in the refrigerator and do not freeze it.
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