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Insulin Lispro Drug Information

Insulin lispro (Humalog®) is a prescription drug used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. As a rapid-acting form of insulin, it starts working quickly. It produces a sharp peak in insulin levels, and then drops off quickly. This action helps control the spike in blood sugar that occurs after meals.
 
Insulin lispro is typically injected just under the skin within 15 minutes before or after a meal. Most people who take this medication will also need a long-acting insulin to provide a steady background level of insulin to help control blood sugar throughout the day.
 
In order to determine if insulin lispro is the right medication for you, your healthcare provider needs information on your complete medical history and any other drugs you are taking -- including nonprescription products, vitamins, and supplements. This medication is not right for everyone, and it can react negatively with certain products.
 
(For more information on what to discuss with your healthcare provider, as well as several other important facts about this medication, click Insulin Lispro.)
 

Insulin Lispro Drug Information

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