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Insulin Lispro

Drug Interactions

Insulin lispro can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Insulin Lispro).

What If I Take an Overdose of Insulin Lispro?

People who take too much insulin lispro (or any other insulin) may experience symptoms such as:
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • Fainting
  • Shakiness
  • A fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Humalog Overdose for more information.)

How Should Insulin Lispro Be Stored?

Unopened insulin lispro vials, KwikPens, and cartridges should be stored in the refrigerator. It is best to keep the vials refrigerated once they are opened, although they may be kept at room temperature (less than 77°F).
Once you start using an insulin lispro cartridge or KwikPen, you must not keep it in the refrigerator -- it must be kept at room temperature. Both forms are good for up to 28 days once opened, after which time you must discard any unused portion.
If you use insulin lispro in a pump, you must change the insulin in the reservoir at least every seven days and change the infusion set (the reservoir, tubing, and catheter) and the insertion site at least every three days.

Generic Insulin Lispro

At this time, insulin lispro is not available in generic form (see Generic Humalog).
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