insulin lispro - injection, Humalog
GENERIC NAME: INSULIN LISPRO - INJECTION (IN-sue-lin LISS-pro)
BRAND NAME(S): Humalog
USES: Insulin lispro is a man-made product almost identical to human insulin that is used to treat diabetes mellitus. Like other insulin products, it works by helping sugar (glucose) get into cells. It starts working faster and lasts for a shorter time than regular insulin.Insulin lispro is usually used in combination with a medium- or long-acting insulin product injected under the skin to control high blood sugar. In some diabetics, insulin lispro may be used alone or with oral diabetes drugs (e.g., sulfonylureas like glyburide or glipizide).Even with diabetes, you can lead an active and healthy life if you eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and take your insulin as directed. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
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