Humalog

(insulin lispro)

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Lowers blood sugar.

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Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast-acting insulin that controls blood sugar around meal times.

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Quick facts about Humalog
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Humalog (insulin lispro) is the most effective medication for lowering your blood sugar.
  • Works quickly to control your sugar levels after meals.
  • Dose can be easily adjusted to create a regimen that's tailored to your body's needs.
  • Humalog (insulin lispro) can be used even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike other anti-diabetic medications.
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People’s experience with Humalog

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Downsides

  • You have to take Humalog (insulin lispro) by injection.
  • Humalog (insulin lispro) is likely to cause moderate weight gain (around 4 to 6 pounds).
  • There is a higher risk for episodes of low blood sugar compared to other anti-diabetic medications.
  • Effects do not last long enough to control your blood sugar for a whole day.
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How it works

Humalog (insulin lispro) is a synthetic version of the insulin hormone. It acts like the insulin your body produces to process sugars and fats, and keep your blood sugar stable after meals.

Quick facts about Humalog
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
People’s experience with Humalog

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What to expect when you take Humalog (insulin lispro) for Type 2 diabetes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Low blood sugar
  • Accumulation of fat
  • Weight gain
  • Swelling in the limbs
  • Allergic reaction
  • Headache
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Side effect rates for Humalog (insulin lispro)

Risks and Warnings for Humalog (insulin lispro)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Insulin dose too high
    • Use of other blood sugar lowering medications
    • Poor injection techniques

    Very low blood sugar is life-threatening. Understand the signs of low blood sugar such as fast heartbeat, sweating, pale skin, feeling shaky, confusion or irritability. Make sure you have access to easy sugar sources to treat low blood sugar.

Pharmacist Q&A

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Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats type 1 diabetes in adults.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats type 1 diabetes in adults.

Common concerns from people taking Humalog (insulin lispro)

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Food
  • Works quickly to control your sugar levels after meals.
Kidneys and liver
  • Humalog (insulin lispro) can be used even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike other anti-diabetic medications.
Weight
  • Humalog (insulin lispro) is likely to cause moderate weight gain (around 4 to 6 pounds).