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Insulin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Insulin is used to treat or control the blood sugar. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas.  Insulin provide helps to utilize blood glucose in the body by binding with receptors on cells like a key would fit into a lock. 

Insulin Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 50 mg and you should be taken 3 times a day.
  • Insulin should not be used by children under age 12.

Uses of Insulin

  • Insulin glargine is used to treat diabetes mellitus.
  • It may also be used to treat other medical conditions those are listed in the medication guide.

Side Effects of Insulin

Before taken Insulin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Insulin. Side effects may include:

  • Abnormal behavior
  • Blurred vision
  • Cold sweat
  • Depressed mood
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Insulin:

  • You should be remove your pump and also remote control from the teratment area, If you are going to have an X-ray, MRI, or any other type of radiation therapy.
  • You should not use any lubricants on the pump mechanism and do not use hot air to dry your pump because it can damage your pump's internal electronics.
  • You should not used any other type of insulin without talking to your doctor. Because the improper use of syringe may cause serious effects.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Insulin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Insulin with the following:

  • ACE inhibitors
  • Lotensin
  • Beta-blocking blood pressure medicines such as Tenormin and
  • Lopressor
  • Diuretics such as Lasix and Dyazide
  • Epinephrine
  • Isoniazid
  • MAO inhibitors
  • Niacin
  • Oral drugs for diabetes such as Diabinese and Orinase
  • Phenytoin
  • Sulfa antibiotics such as Bactrim and Septra

After taken Insulin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Insulin overdose include:

  • Headache
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Tremor
  • Nausea
  • Increased hunger
  • Depressed mood
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability

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