Humalog Mix75/25 Uses
How Does the Medication Work?Insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the pancreas. This hormone is important for several functions, such as controlling blood sugar. Insulin helps the cells of your body remove glucose ("sugar") from your bloodstream. This sugar fuels your body's cells, giving them the energy they need to work properly. You may need to take insulin if your pancreas has trouble making enough, which, as mentioned, is the case for people with type 1 diabetes and for some people who have type 2 diabetes.
Humalog Mix75/25 contains two different insulins: one that is rapid-acting (insulin lispro) and one that is intermediate-acting (insulin lispro protamine). It starts working quickly and continues to work for several hours.
Humalog Mix75/25 Uses in ChildrenHumalog Mix75/25 is not approved for use in children. This certainly does not mean that children cannot take the drug; it just means that this medication (like most) has not been adequately studied in children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using Humalog Mix75/25 in children.
Off-Label Uses for Humalog Mix75/25On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Humalog Mix75/25 for something other than the uses discussed in this article. Using the drug to treat gestational diabetes (temporary diabetes caused by pregnancy) is an off-label Humalog Mix75/25 use.