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If a person accidently overdosed on humalog, would an epipen (epinephrine) help?

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Dr. Robert Lang
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Glucagon is better

Glucagon will raise the blood sugar faster and with less side effects.
It has to be injected like epinephrine.

In brief: Glucagon is better

Glucagon will raise the blood sugar faster and with less side effects.
It has to be injected like epinephrine.
Dr. Robert Lang
Dr. Robert Lang
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Dr. Carol Cheney
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly

The result of an overdose of Humalog (insulin lispro) would be a low blood sugar; although Epinephrine would raise the blood sugar somewhat, the appropriate treatment would glucose (sugar) to avoid a dangerous fall in blood sugar while the effect of Insulin wears off.

In brief: Not directly

The result of an overdose of Humalog (insulin lispro) would be a low blood sugar; although Epinephrine would raise the blood sugar somewhat, the appropriate treatment would glucose (sugar) to avoid a dangerous fall in blood sugar while the effect of Insulin wears off.
Dr. Carol Cheney
Dr. Carol Cheney
Thank
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