Humalog Mix25 is used to treat diabetes.
Humalog Mix25 is a premixed suspension.
Its active substance is insulin lispro.
25 % of the insulin lispro in Humalog Mix25 is dissolved in water and it works more quickly than normal human insulin because the insulin molecule has been changed slightly.
75 % of the insulin lispro in Humalog Mix25 is available in a suspension together with protamine sulphate, so that its action is prolonged.
You get diabetes if your pancreas does not make enough insulin to control the level of glucose in your blood.
Humalog Mix25 is a substitute for your own insulin and is used to control glucose in the long term.
Humalog Mix25 works very quickly and longer than soluble insulin.
You should normally use Humalog Mix25 within 15 minutes of a meal.
Your doctor may tell you to use Humalog Mix25 as well as a longer-acting insulin.
Each kind of insulin comes with another patient information leaflet to tell you about it.
Do not change your insulin unless your doctor tells you to.
Be very careful if you do change insulin.
HOW TO USE
Always check the pack and the vial label for the name and type of the insulin when you get it from your pharmacy.
Make sure you get the Humalog Mix25 that your doctor has told you to use.
Always use Humalog Mix25 exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor if you are not sure.
Dosage: • You should normally inject Humalog Mix25 within 15 minutes of a meal.
If you need to, you can inject soon after a meal.
But your doctor will have told you exactly how much to use, when to use it, and how often.
These instructions are only for you.
Follow them exactly and visit your diabetes clinic regularly.
• If you change the type of insulin you use (for example from a human or animal insulin to a Humalog product), you may have to take more or less than before.
This might just be for the first injection or it may be a gradual change over several weeks or months.
• Inject Humalog Mix25 under the skin.
You should not administer it using a different administration route.
Under no circumstances should Humalog Mix25 be given intravenously.
Do NOT use Humalog Mix25: – if you think hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) is starting.
Further in this leaflet it tells you how to deal with mild hypoglycaemia (see section 3: If you take more Humalog Mix25 than you need).
– if you are allergic to insulin lispro or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.