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Side Effects of Regular Insulin

Other Possible Side Effects

Because regular insulin is a non-prescription medication, little information is available about the possible side effects. For prescription medications, detailed side effect data is provided by the manufacturer. However, such data is not given for non-prescription medications. As a result, only vague side effect information is available. Possible side effects of regular insulin include:
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) if too much is taken
  • High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) if too little is taken
  • A skin reaction at the site of the injection
  • Skin thickening or pitting at the site of the injection.

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Regular Insulin

You may experience some or none of the regular insulin side effects 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 while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a regular insulin side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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