insulin lispro - injection, Humalog (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using insulin lispro, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other insulins; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as cresol), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Do not use this medication when you have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, thyroid problems.You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar levels. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.Limit alcohol while taking this medication because it can increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia.During times of stress, such as fever, infection, injury or surgery, it may be more difficult to control your blood sugar. Consult your doctor because a change in your medication or how often you test your blood sugar may be required.Check your blood sugar readings before and after exercise. You may need a snack beforehand.If traveling across time zones, ask your doctor about how to adjust your insulin schedule. Take extra insulin and supplies with you.The elderly may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially hypoglycemia.Children may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially hypoglycemia. When used in children, diluting insulin lispro before injecting is recommended. Ask your pharmacist about the correct way to dilute insulin.Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. If you are planning pregnancy, discuss a plan for managing your blood sugars with your doctor before you become pregnant. Your doctor may switch the type of insulin you use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more details.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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