Insuman Rapid 100 IU Cartridge

Manufactured bySANOFI INDIA LTD.
Description

Insuman Rapid 100 IU Cartridge is used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a natural substance produced by the pancreas which helps in utilizing glucose for energy production. Patients with diabetes mellitus may not be able to utilize glucose due to the insufficient production of insulin or due to the body's inability to use insulin or both. This medicine helps in the utilization of glucose and controlling blood glucose levels in such patients. Patients are advised to follow a strict exercise and diet regimen along with this medicine to get the best possible effect.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Insuman Rapid 100 IU Cartridge

Huminsulin R 100 IU Cartridge
Eli Lilly And Company (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Insuman Rapid 100 IU Cartridge

  • Decreased blood glucose levels
  • Decreased potassium levels
  • Itching and rash
  • Headache
  • Injection site pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased thirst

Uses of Insuman Rapid 100 IU Cartridge

What is it prescribed for?

  • Type 1 Diabetes mellitus
  • Type II Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 60 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of both hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) and hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) depending on the quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption. This may cause severe side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, increased thirst, increased hunger, mood changes, extreme fatigue, etc.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is considered safe for use by pregnant women. However, it must be used only when necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Use of insulin by breastfeeding women is considered acceptable. Breastfeeding women generally require lower doses of insulin.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to insulin or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Hypoglycemia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from decreased blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is considered safe for use by pregnant women. However, it must be used only when necessary and the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Breast-feeding

Use of insulin by breastfeeding women is considered acceptable. Breastfeeding women generally require lower doses of insulin.
General warnings

Hypersensitivity reactions

This medicine may cause serious and occasionally fatal hypersensitivity reactions (severe allergic reactions) including anaphylactic shock in some patients. Seek immediate medical intervention if any signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction such as skin rash, sore throat, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, etc. occur. If an anaphylactic reaction occurs, the treatment should be discontinued immediately and appropriate corrective measures should be undertaken.

Hypoglycemia

This medicine may cause hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) in some patients. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from kidney diseases, malnourishment, pituitary gland diseases, etc. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition. Your doctor may advise you to carry a sugar candy to counteract the effects of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).

Hypokalemia (Decreased potassium levels)

This medicine should be used with caution in patients at risk of developing hypokalemia or patients suffering from hypokalemia since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of potassium levels, appropriate corrective measures, or dose adjustments may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek immediate medical attention or contact the doctor if an overdose of this medicine is suspected. Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) may occur in case of an overdose with symptoms such as extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, etc. In cases of mild hypoglycemic episodes, oral glucose or sugary products can be used to avoid severe hypoglycemia.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of both hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) and hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) depending on the quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption. This may cause severe side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, increased thirst, increased hunger, mood changes, extreme fatigue, etc.
Interaction with Medicine

Corticosteroids

ACE inhibitors

Aspirin

Fluoroquinolones

Disease interactions

Renal Diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Hypokalemia

Caution is advised if this medicine is used in patients at an increased risk of developing hypokalemia or patients suffering from hypokalemia (decreased blood potassium levels) since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Carefully follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels and frequent follow-up visits with the doctor may be required based on the clinical condition. Never share an injection pen, cartridge, or syringe with another person, even if the needle has been changed.
Miscelleneous

To be taken before food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Insuman Rapid 100 IU Cartridge is a replacement insulin which works by enhancing the glucose uptake for energy production. This helps in controlling the blood glucose levels.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Insulin, Antidiabetic agents

Schedule

Schedule H/Schedule G

Humulin S (Soluble) 100IU/ml solution for injection in vial - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2018 [cited 1 June 2018]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/8198/smpc#PRODUCTINFO

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 1 June 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/018780s120lbl.pdf

[Internet]. Pi.lilly.com. 2018 [cited 1 June 2018]. Available from:

http://pi.lilly.com/us/humulin-r-ppi.pdf
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