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Cause Of Humulin Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di
No: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine 2 receptor reverse agonist and would not significantly affect histamine production.when withdrawn. There is a theoretical possibility that Zantac (ranitidine) itself may lead to more histamine release by blocking the histamine 2 receptor(which acts as a feedback switch) but this has not been clinically a significant issue. ...Read more
My sugar spiked at 21.2. I had an injection for allergies earlier today. I took 40units of humilin and it came down to 17,6. Up to 18. Should i go er?
Not really: you want to call or see your doctor, meanwhile, continue your insulin regimen according to the sliding scale you have. The shot you received is probably a steroid shot, which can raise your blood sugar, it may stay for sometime if it is a long acting steroid. You need to go to the ER if you are not doubt, have serious symptoms of very high or low blood sugar, wish you well ...Read more
I teach patients how to use their insulin pens, lately i experience severe allergy everytime i deal with insulincam i allergic to insulin's (smell)?!
Control baseline : I'd need to know more about what exactly happens. From what you said, i'll presume you have nasal reactions. Mechanisms that could explain your reactions are multiple- irritation from the described "smell", contact allergy to something in the air, anxiety (sorry but possible) etc. If you can get better control the baseline allergy/nasal lining tenderness, this should be easier to assess and solve. ...Read more
I don't think so: To my knowledge there are no commercially available kits for home measurement of Insulin allergy or resistance. ...Read more
It depends: Insulin, even human recombinant, can cause allergic reactions. If rashes are severe,, depending on what preparation of insulin is used, changing to another may help and taking antihistamines. If not, desensitization to insulin can be performed. To do that, you would have to see a board-certified allergist/immunologist. ...Read more
Been using Lantus (insulin glargine) since 2011, A1c 6.7. New dr wants me off to take orals, many allergies/intolerances.CKD 4, asthma, HBP. Does Insulin stop working ?
No: with CKD-4, your oral choices are limited. Lantus (insulin glargine) is obviously still working well for you as your A1c is controlled and excellent at 6.7%. It depends on how much lantus (insulin glargine) you are on and whether or not you are experiencing a lot of low blood sugar. Not sure what oral choice your doctor is switching you over to but make sure he/she knows you are a diabetic pt with CKD-4. ...Read more
Depends: From www.Drugs.Com "storing unopened humulin (insulin) vials or injection pens: keep in the carton and store in a refrigerator. Do not freeze. Throw away any Insulin not used before the expiration date on the medicine label. Storing after your first use: keep the "in-use" vials or injection pens at cool room temperature, away from heat and light, and use prior to the expiration date. Throw an in-use inject". ...Read more
Biosynthetic drug: Humulin and other brands of human insulin such as Nolovin are produced by inserting human DNA with the sequence for insulin into a common bacteria called E Coli and then the insulin produced is purified from the bacterial soup. Insulin has been made this way since the 1980s and is identical to the insulin we produce ourselves ...Read more
Yes: Store new (unopened) vials in the refrigerator, between 36 and 46 degrees f (2 and 8 degrees c). Do not freeze. Certain brands of the medicine may be stored at room temperature, below 77 degrees f (25 degrees c) for up to 6 weeks (42 days), if refrigeration is not possible. Check with your pharmacist to see if your brand can be stored at room temperature. Keep Humulin (insulin) N vials in the carton to prot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Similar: Humulin and novolin are made by two different companies, but they make similar products, so Humulin R would be similar to novolin r, Humulin N would be similar to novolin n. These are all "old fashion" insulins and not used very much anymore compared to humalog, novolog, lantus, Levemir (insulin detemir) insulins. ...Read more
No difference: They work the same. The name is different because they are made by different companies. ...Read more
Need more info: This is a complex question, and you need to see your provider, and you would benefit from some intense sessions with a diabetes educator. On the surface, this seems like a lot of insulin. But what kind of humulin? N, r, 70/30? What does the sugar usually run? Is he about to eat? Does he have frequent hypoglycemia? Some people need this much insulin, and you don't want to wait for high glucose. ...Read more