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Side Effects of Insulin Lispro

Possible Side Effects of Insulin Lispro

Insulin lispro has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking a different form of insulin, usually regular human insulin.
While studies for most medications compare the medication to a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients), this is usually not possible for diabetes medications like insulin lispro. It would be unethical to give a placebo to people with diabetes, as it is essential to keep blood sugar under control. This is why insulin lispro was compared to other insulins rather than to a placebo.
Based on these studies, possible insulin lispro side effects (which can occur with all other forms of insulin) include:
  • Skin thickening or pitting at the injection site
  • A skin reaction at the injection site
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Insulin Lispro

You may experience some or none of the side effects of insulin lispro listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects with insulin lispro or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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