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Insulin lispro

Insulin lispro

Insulin lispro is a rapid-acting insulin analog used to control blood sugar levels in individuals with diabetes. It works by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body to regulate glucose levels.


Insulin lispro is indicated for the treatment of diabetes mellitus in adults and children.


The dosage of insulin lispro varies depending on factors such as individual patient response, the type and severity of diabetes, and other medications being taken. It is typically administered subcutaneously, either via injection or through an insulin pump.


Insulin lispro should not be used in patients with hypersensitivity to insulin lispro or any of its excipients.

Special Precautions

Patients should be instructed on proper injection techniques and the importance of monitoring blood glucose levels regularly. Caution should be exercised in patients with conditions such as hypokalemia, renal impairment, or hepatic impairment, as insulin lispro may exacerbate these conditions.

Side Effects

Common side effects of insulin lispro include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), injection site reactions (such as redness, swelling, or itching), allergic reactions, and weight gain. Severe hypoglycemia can lead to unconsciousness, seizures, or even death if not promptly treated.

Drug Interactions

Insulin lispro may interact with other medications, including oral antidiabetic drugs, certain beta-blockers, and some drugs that affect potassium levels. Patients should be advised to inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are taking before starting insulin lispro therapy.

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