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General Information on Dosing With Insulin Lispro

Considerations for people taking insulin lispro include the following:
 
  • This diabetes medication comes in injectable form. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) within 15 minutes before or after a meal. Alternatively, insulin lispro can be used in an insulin pump. If necessary, insulin lispro can also be given intravenously (by IV) in a hospital or other similar healthcare setting.
     
  • Your healthcare provider should show you exactly how to inject insulin lispro. It can be injected into the skin and fat layer of the abdomen (stomach), upper arm, or thigh. Choose one of these three areas, and rotate injection sites within your chosen area.
     
  • Insulin lispro comes in vials, KwikPen™ prefilled pens, and in cartridges for use in pen devices. To use the pen device, you will need specific types of needles known as "pen needles." Each time you inject insulin lispro, you need to use a new needle. To use insulin lispro from the vial, you will need insulin syringes with needles.
     
  • Because insulin lispro is a solution, not a suspension, you don't need to shake or swirl it.
     
  • Check with your healthcare provider before mixing insulin lispro with any other insulins in the same syringe. If you do mix it with other insulins, be sure to draw up insulin lispro into the syringe first and the other insulin second.
     
  • For this diabetes drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Insulin lispro will not work if you stop taking it. Make sure to monitor your blood sugar levels as your healthcare provider recommends.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your insulin lispro dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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