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Humulin R U-500 "Concentrated" Inj Precautions
Before using this insulin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other types of insulins; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history.
Do not use this medication when you have low blood sugar.
Extremely low or high blood sugar levels may cause blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
Limit alcohol while using this medication because it can increase the risk of developing low blood sugar.
During times of stress, such as fever, illness, injury or surgery, it may be more difficult to control your blood sugar. Consult your doctor because a change in your treatment plan may be required.
Check your blood sugar before and after exercise. You may need a snack before exercising.
If traveling across more than 2 time zones, ask your doctor about how to adjust your insulin schedule.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. If you are planning pregnancy, discuss a plan for managing your blood sugar with your doctor before you become pregnant. Your doctor may switch the type of insulin you use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details.
This medication does not pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Your insulin needs may change while breast-feeding.
Humulin R U-500 "Concentrated" Inj Side Effects
Pain, redness, swelling, or itching at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Too much insulin can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This effect may also occur if you do not consume enough calories. The symptoms include chills, cold sweats, blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, shaking, fast heartbeat, weakness, headache, fainting, tingling of the hands/feet, or hunger. It is a good habit to carry glucose (sugar) tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you don't have these reliable forms of glucose, raise your blood sugar quickly by eating a quick source of sugar such as table sugar, honey, candy, or drinking a glass of fruit juice or non-diet soda. Tell your doctor immediately about the reaction. To help prevent low blood sugar, eat meals on a regular schedule and do not skip meals.
Too little insulin can cause high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Symptoms of high blood sugar include thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, or fruity breath odor. If these symptoms occur, tell your doctor immediately. Your treatment plan may need to be changed.
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Information last revised December 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.