What Is Humalog Mix75/25?
Mix75/25 (insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro
) is a prescription insulin
medication. Like all forms of insulin, it is used to treat diabetes
. It contains a mixture of two different types of insulin
: insulin lispro
protamine (an intermediate-acting insulin) and insulin lispro (a rapid-acting insulin). Ideally, using Humalog Mix75/25 decreases the number of injections per day, as it combines two types of insulin in one injection.
Who Makes It?
Humalog Mix75/25 is made by Eli Lilly and Company.
How Does Humalog Mix75/25 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 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.