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Indication for Humalog Brand of Insulins

Humalog® is used to treat people with diabetes for the control of blood sugar. Humalog® Mix75/25 (75% insulin lispro protamine suspension and 25% insulin lispro injection) and Humalog® Mix50/50 (50% insulin lispro protamine suspension and 50% insulin lispro injection) are used to treat adults with diabetes for the control of high blood sugar.

Do not take Humalog if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or if you are allergic to insulin lispro or any of the ingredients in Humalog.

Important Safety Information for Humalog Brand of Insulins

What is the most important information I should know about Humalog, Humalog 200 units/mL KwikPen, Humalog Mix75/25, and Humalog Mix50/50?

  • Do not share your Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, or Humalog Mix50/50 KwikPen, cartridges, reusable pen compatible with Lilly 3 mL cartridges, or syringes with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.
  • Humalog 200 units/mL KwikPen contains 2 times as much insulin (200 units/mL) in 1 mL as standard insulin (100 units/mL).
  • The Humalog contained in the Humalog U-200 KwikPen should ONLY be injected with the Humalog U-200 KwikPen. Do NOT withdraw Humalog U-200 from the pen using a syringe. It could result in an overdose causing severe low blood sugar which may put your life in danger.
  • Do not change the insulin you use without talking to your healthcare provider. Changes may make you more likely to experience low or high blood sugar. Changes should be made cautiously under the supervision of your healthcare provider.
  • Test your blood sugar levels as your healthcare provider instructs.
  • Your insulin dose may need to change because of illness, stress, other medicines you take, change in diet, or change in physical activity or exercise.
  • When used in a pump, do not mix or dilute Humalog U-100 with any other insulin or liquid. Do NOT use Humalog U-200, Humalog Mix75/25 or Humalog Mix50/50 in a pump.

Who should not take Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, or Humalog Mix50/50?

  • Do not take these insulins if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or if you are allergic to insulin lispro or any of the ingredients in these insulins.

Before using Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, or Humalog Mix50/50, what should I tell my healthcare providers?

  • About all of your medical conditions, including liver, kidney, or heart failure or other heart problems.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • About all the medicines you take, including prescription (especially ones commonly called TZDs [thiazolidinediones]) and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

How should I use Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, or Humalog Mix50/50?

  • These insulins start working faster than other insulins that contain regular human insulin. You should take Humalog within fifteen minutes before eating or right after eating a meal. You should take Humalog Mix75/25 and Humalog Mix50/50 within fifteen minutes before eating.
  • Always make sure that you receive the correct type of insulin from the pharmacy.
  • Do not use Humalog if it is cloudy, colored, or has solid particles or clumps in it.
  • Do not use Humalog Mix75/25 or Humalog Mix50/50 if they have solid particles or clumps in them. Humalog Mix75/25 and Humalog Mix50/50 should be mixed carefully before each use and should be cloudy or milky after mixing.
  • Do not mix Humalog U-100 with insulin other than NPH when using a syringe. Do not mix or dilute Humalog U-100 when used in a pump.
  • Never mix Humalog Mix75/25 or Humalog Mix50/50 in the same syringe with other insulin products. Never use Humalog U-200, Humalog Mix75/25 or Humalog Mix50/50 in a pump.
  • Inject your insulin under your skin (subcutaneously). Never inject into a vein or muscle. Change (rotate) your injection site with each dose. Make sure you inject the correct insulin and dose.
  • Do not re-use needles. Always use a new needle for each injection. Re-use of needles can cause you to receive the wrong dose of Humalog and result in infection.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Humalog affects you. Do not use alcohol while using Humalog.

What are the possible side effects of Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, or Humalog Mix50/50?

  • Severe low blood sugar can cause unconsciousness (passing out), seizures, and death. Low blood sugar is the most common side effect. There are many causes of low blood sugar, including taking too much insulin. It is important to treat it quickly. You can treat mild to moderate low blood sugar by drinking or eating a quick source of sugar right away. Symptoms may be different for each person. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about low blood sugar symptoms and treatment.
  • Severe life-threatening allergic reactions (whole-body reactions) can happen. Get medical help right away if you develop a rash over your whole body, have trouble breathing, have a fast heartbeat, or are sweating.
  • Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, and Humalog Mix50/50 can cause life-threatening low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia), which can cause severe breathing problems, irregular heartbeat, and death.
  • Serious side effects can include swelling of your hands and feet and heart failure when taking certain pills called thiazolidinediones or “TZDs” with Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, or Humalog Mix50/50. This may occur in some people even if they have not had heart problems before. Tell your healthcare provider if you have shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, or sudden weight gain, which may be symptoms of heart failure. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust or stop your treatment with TZDs, Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, or Humalog Mix50/50.
  • Failure of your insulin pump or infusion set or degradation of the insulin in the pump can cause hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis. Always carry an alternate form of insulin administration in case of pump failure.
  • The most common side effects of Humalog include low blood sugar, allergic reactions, including reactions at your injection site, skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), itching, and rash. These are not all of the possible side effects. Ask your healthcare provider for more information or for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For additional information talk to your healthcare providers and please click to access Humalog Full Prescribing Information, Humalog U-100 Patient Prescribing Information, Humalog U-200 KwikPen Patient Prescribing Information, Humalog Mix75/25 Full Prescribing Information and Patient Prescribing Information, and Humalog Mix50/50 Full Prescribing Information and Patient Prescribing Information.

Please see Instructions for Use included with your pen.

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Humalog® and Humalog® KwikPen® are registered trademarks of Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries, or affiliates, and are available by prescription only.

Humalog® Mix75/25, Humalog® Mix50/50, Humalog® Mix75/25 KwikPen®, and Humalog® Mix50/50 KwikPen® are trademarks of Eli Lilly and Company and are available by prescription only.

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Indication for Humalog Brand of Insulins

Humalog® is a rapid-acting human insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. Humalog® Mix75/25 (75% insulin lispro protamine suspension and 25% insulin lispro injection) and Humalog® Mix50/50 (50% insulin lispro protamine suspension and 50% insulin lispro injection) are indicated in the treatment of adults with diabetes mellitus for the control of hyperglycemia.

Important Safety Information for Humalog Brand of Insulins

Contraindications

  • Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, and Humalog Mix50/50 are contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients who are hypersensitive to Humalog or any of its excipients.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Never Share a Humalog KwikPen, Humalog Mix75/25 KwikPen, or Humalog Mix50/50 KwikPen, Cartridge, Reusable Pen Compatible with Lilly 3 mL Cartridges, or Syringe Between Patients: Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, and Humalog Mix50/50 KwikPens, cartridges, and reusable pens compatible with Lilly 3 mL cartridges must never be shared between patients, even if the needle is changed. Patients using Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, or Humalog Mix50/50 vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens.
  • Changes in Insulin Regimen: Changes may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased.
  • Hypoglycemia: Severe hypoglycemia may be life threatening and can cause seizures or death. Hypoglycemia is the most common adverse reaction of Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, and Humalog Mix50/50. The patient’s ability to concentrate and react may be impaired as a result of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia can happen suddenly and symptoms may vary for each person and may change over time. Early warning symptoms of hypoglycemia may be different or less pronounced under conditions such as long-standing diabetes, diabetic nerve disease, use of medications such as beta-blockers, or in patients who experience recurrent hypoglycemia. These situations may result in severe hypoglycemia and possibly loss of consciousness prior to the patient’s awareness of hypoglycemia.
  • Timing of hypoglycemia usually reflects the time-action profile of administered insulins which may vary in different individuals or at different times in the same individual. Other factors such as changes in food intake, injection site, exercise, and concomitant medications may increase the risk of hypoglycemia.
  • Educate patients to recognize and manage hypoglycemia. In patients at higher risk for hypoglycemia and patients with reduced symptomatic awareness, increased frequency of blood glucose monitoring is recommended. Patients with renal or hepatic impairment may be at higher risk of hypoglycemia.
  • Hypoglycemia Due to Medication Errors: Instruct patients to always check the insulin label before each injection to avoid medication errors.
  • Humalog U-200 should not be transferred from the Humalog KwikPen to a syringe as overdose and severe hypoglycemia can occur.
  • Hypersensitivity Reactions: Severe, life-threatening, generalized allergy, including anaphylaxis, can occur with Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, and Humalog Mix50/50. If hypersensitivity reactions occur, discontinue the use of insulin and treat per standard of care until signs and symptoms resolve.
  • Hypokalemia: Hypokalemia may be life threatening. Insulins, including Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, and Humalog Mix50/50, cause a shift in potassium from the extracellular to intracellular space possibly leading to hypokalemia, which, if untreated, may result in respiratory paralysis, ventricular arrhythmia, and death. Monitor potassium levels in patients at risk for hypokalemia (eg, patients using potassium-lowering medications or medications sensitive to serum potassium concentrations).
  • Fluid Retention and Heart Failure with Concomitant Use of PPAR-gamma Agonists: Thiazolidinediones (TZDs), which are PPAR-gamma agonists, can cause dose-related fluid retention, particularly when used in combination with insulin, including Humalog, Humalog Mix75/25, and Humalog Mix50/50. This may lead to or exacerbate heart failure. Observe patients for signs and symptoms of heart failure and consider discontinuation or dose reduction of the PPAR-gamma agonist.
  • Hyperglycemia and Ketoacidosis Due to Insulin Pump Device Malfunction: Malfunction of the insulin pump device, infusion set, or insulin degradation can rapidly lead to hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis. Patients using subcutaneous insulin infusion pumps must be trained to administer insulin by injection and have alternate insulin therapy available in case of pump failure.

Drug Interactions

  • Some medications may alter glucose metabolism, insulin requirements, and the risk for hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Signs of hypoglycemia may be reduced or absent in patients taking anti-adrenergic drugs. Particularly close monitoring may be required.

Adverse Reactions

  • Adverse reactions associated with Humalog include hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, allergic reactions, injection-site reactions, lipodystrophy, pruritus, rash, weight gain, and peripheral edema.

Use in Specific Populations

  • Humalog has not been studied in children with type 1 diabetes less than 3 years of age or in children with type 2 diabetes. Safety and effectiveness of Humalog Mix75/25 and Humalog Mix50/50 in patients less than 18 years of age have not been established.

Dosage and Administration

  • Humalog should be given within 15 minutes before or immediately after a meal.
  • Humalog Mix75/25 and Humalog Mix50/50 should be given within 15 minutes before a meal.
  • Humalog U-100 can be administered intravenously under medical supervision with close monitoring of blood glucose and potassium levels to avoid hypoglycemia and hypokalemia. Do NOT administer Humalog Mix75/25, Humalog Mix50/50, or Humalog U-200 intravenously.
  • Humalog U-100 for subcutaneous injection should only be mixed with NPH insulin. If Humalog U-100 is mixed with NPH insulin, Humalog should be drawn into the syringe first. Injection should occur immediately after mixing. Do NOT mix Humalog Mix75/25, Humalog Mix50/50, or Humalog U-200 in a syringe with any other insulin.
  • Humalog U-100 should not be diluted or mixed when used in an external insulin pump. Change Humalog U-100 in the reservoir at least every 7 days. Change the infusion set and insertion site at least every 3 days. Do NOT use Humalog Mix75/25, Humalog Mix50/50, or Humalog U-200 in a subcutaneous insulin infusion pump.
  • Do NOT perform dose conversion when using either the Humalog U-100 or Humalog U-200 KwikPens. The dose window shows the number of insulin units to be delivered and no conversion is needed.

Please click to access Humalog Full Prescribing Information, Humalog Mix75/25 Full Prescribing Information, and Humalog Mix50/50 Full Prescribing Information.

Please see Instructions for Use included with the pen.

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Humalog® and Humalog® KwikPen® are registered trademarks owned or licensed by Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries, or affiliates, and are available by prescription only.

Humalog® Mix75/25, Humalog® Mix50/50, Humalog® Mix75/25 KwikPen®, and Humalog® Mix50/50 KwikPen® are trademarks of Eli Lilly and Company and are available by prescription only.

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