IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
Humulin R U-500 "Concentrated" Inj Uses
This man-made insulin product is the same as human insulin. It is used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
This product is the concentrated form of regular insulin. It is used in people who require large doses of insulin (more than 200 units per day). It works right away like regular insulin but its effects last longer. In some people with diabetes, insulin may be used alone or with oral diabetes drugs (such as metformin).
People with diabetes do not make enough insulin for their bodies to properly use the sugar in food. Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and using your insulin as directed can help you live an active and healthy life.
How To Use Humulin R U-500 "Concentrated" Inj
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this insulin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This insulin must be injected. It is a high-strength concentrated liquid. Therefore, it is important that you learn all preparation and usage instructions, including how to measure the correct dose using the proper syringe, how to inject this medication properly, and how to self-manage your diabetes (such as monitoring blood sugar, recognizing and treating high/low blood sugar). Your health care professional will teach you how to use this medication. If you have any questions, consult your doctor, diabetes educator, or pharmacist.
Wash your hands before measuring and injecting insulin. Before using, warm this drug to room temperature if it has been refrigerated. Do not inject cold insulin because this can be painful. The insulin container you are currently using can be kept at room temperature. (See also Storage section.)
Before using, inspect this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the insulin. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. It is important to change the location of the injection site daily to avoid developing problem areas under the skin (lipodystrophy). Inject this medication under the skin of the abdomen, the thigh, or the back of the upper arm as directed by your doctor. Do not inject into a vein or muscle. Use this medication either 30-60 minutes before or immediately after a meal as directed by your doctor. Because this insulin can be fast-acting, not eating immediately after a dose of this insulin may lead to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). After pulling out the needle, apply gentle pressure on the injection site. Do not rub the area.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Measure each dose very carefully because even small changes in the amount of insulin may have a large effect on your blood sugar levels.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.
Information last revised December 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.