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What is the definition or description of: Humulin (insulin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Humulin (insulin) allergy?

Humulin allergy: Humulin (insulin) is a medication that is used to control blood sugar control in diabetes mellitus. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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)?!

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

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Can I purchase an insulin allergy/resistance testing kit?

Can I purchase an insulin allergy/resistance testing kit?

I don't think so: To my knowledge there are no commercially available kits for home measurement of Insulin allergy or resistance. ...Read more

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If someone has an insulin allergy, how can they stop itching on bumps?

If someone has an insulin allergy, how can they stop itching on bumps?

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

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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

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

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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?

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 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

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How do you store humulin (insulin)?

How do you store humulin (insulin)?

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

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Where does humulin (insulin) come from?

Where does humulin (insulin) come from?

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 bacterium 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

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Does humulin (insulin) have to be kept cold?

Does humulin (insulin) have to be kept cold?

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 more

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What are the side effects of humulin insulin?

What are the side effects of humulin insulin?

Side effects: Possible side effects are: low blood sugar, thickening tissue/fat at the injection site, pain at injection site, weight gain, pruritis (itchiness), rash, water/sodium retention. ...Read more

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Can novulin be used in place of humulin (insulin)?

Generally, yes.: Novolin Insulin is very similar to humulin insulin. These are human insulins such as nph, regular, and mixtures of these. Novolin n and r are interchangeable with the Humulin N and r. ...Read more

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Humulin penfill and novolin (insulin) penfill same?

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

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How is novolin (insulin) different from the humulin?

No difference: They work the same. The name is different because they are made by different companies. ...Read more

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Can I switch from humalog (insulin lispro) to humulin?

Can I switch from humalog (insulin lispro) to humulin?

Humalog/humulin: Please go online to "www.drugs.com" and search for humalog (insulin lispro) and humulin.

Humalog is rapid acting.
Humulin R is short acting. ...Read more

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Safe to switch from novolin (insulin) nph to humulin n?

Yes: You are basically switching from nph to another nph. They are just made by a different company. The onset of action and respond should be the same. ...Read more

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His blood sugar is 106, does he need 113 units of humulin (insulin)?

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

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Is there a difference between lilly humulin n and novolin n insulin?

The manufacturer: Otherwise, they are similar and function almost exactly the same way. They are, however, both old-fashioned, out-of-date, and have been replaced by better insulins such as Lantus (insulin glargine) (glargine). ...Read more

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How to lower glucose level on humulin (insulin) 70/30 sugar is still a bout 170 in mornings even when I eat the right way?

How to lower glucose level on humulin (insulin) 70/30 sugar is still a bout 170 in mornings even when I eat the right way?

70/30: Even if you eat the right way and your blood sugars are stable, you need to increase 70/30 by 3-5 units more with each injection.

Keep trying till you are more comfortable with the blood sugar results.

Don't forget to exercise. ...Read more

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I take background insulin (humulin i) and quick acting (Novorapid (insulin aspart)). In Phase 1 I would not need to use the Novorapid (insulin aspart) but what about the Humulin i?

I take background insulin (humulin i) and quick acting (Novorapid (insulin aspart)).  In Phase 1 I would not need to use the Novorapid (insulin aspart) but what about the Humulin i?

Insulin: I assume Humulin N, and novorapid (insulin aspart). Diabetes in its natural course of the disease tends to progress and likely to use more medicine is not unusual.
Initially controlled with the intermediate acting Humulin N is no longer enough and body needs more help with meals, so rapid acting novorapid (insulin aspart) is added. It is standard to use long or intermediate acting insulin along with rapid acting insulin. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: humulin (insulin)?

Brand name : Humulin is a brand of Insulin manufactured by the lilly company. Within that name brand are different formulations of Insulin which include humalog, (insulin lispro) regular, and nph. Additionally, a variety of mixed insulins are available. ...Read more

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What happens if i accidentally gave myself humulin (insulin)?

Which insulin: Humulin is the brand of insulin. Is it regular, nph, humalog, (insulin lispro) mixed insulin, etc? Low blood sugar is high risk, but the timing depends on which Insulin you took, how much you took. Was it your intention to take one form of Insulin and you took another by mistake? Please contact your endocrinologist as well. ...Read more

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What are the differences between humulin (insulin) r and humulin (insulin) n?

What are the differences between humulin (insulin) r and humulin (insulin) n?

Humulin: Humulin is the marketed name by Eli Lilly and Company. Both are biosynthetic human insulin.
Humulin N, is neutral protamine hagedorn (NPH), an intermediate-acting insulin, has an onset of 1-3 hours, peak of 8 hours and duration of 12 to 16 hours.
Humulin R is Regular insulin, a short-acting insulin, has an onset of 30 to 60 minutes, a peak of 2-4 hours, and a duration of 5-8 hours. ...Read more

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Can I take humulin (insulin) if pregnant?

Yes: Humulin (insulin) Insulin has been used for many years; there is no evidence that it is not safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What's the diffence between humulin n and novolin (insulin) r?

Different timing: R is usually given about 1/2 hr prior to a meal. No longer the short acting Insulin of choice because others more effective having shorter 1/2 lives. Nph may be combined with short acting Insulin or given alone to provide later coverage. Starts to peak in ~ 4 hrs, though effect will last for several. It peaks which predisposes people to low sugars. Newer insulins replace nph for better control. ...Read more

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I'm type2 diabetic 52year old female(insulin Humulin N only), frm last 3years I'm havin apetite nearly to zero I just want to know Y I'm nt having hunger?

I'm type2 diabetic 52year old female(insulin Humulin N only), frm last 3years I'm havin apetite nearly to zero I just want to know Y I'm nt having hunger?

Heck your labs. : It is not unusual for people to lose appetite in different conditions. But since you are diabetic for only few years itbusvinlikelybthatvdiabetesbwill have any part in it. You should get your labs checked including kidney and liver functioning. Also, please exercise and see how good control you have on your diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


Dr. James Millen
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Humulin (Definition)

Humulin is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more