What is Humalog?

Humalog is a fast-acting insulin that is used to treat patients with diabetes mellitus. As a fast-acting insulin, the drug starts to work within 15 minutes to reduce blood sugar levels. As a result, it is advisable you take this medicine within 15 minutes before you eat a meal. Humalog is the brand name of insulin lispro. When you inject insulin lispro into the fat tissue of the skin, it works by helping the body tissue store glucose for energy. This helps to lower high levels of blood sugar. The drug also works by preventing the liver from releasing more glucose into the bloodstream.

Humalog storage temperature conditions

Unopened Humalog is to be stored in a refrigerator between the temperatures of 2°C and 8°C. You should not store it under freezing temperatures or inside a freezer. Humalog vials that are in use should be stored at room temperature or under 30°C and used within 28 days. Make sure the stored drug is kept away from heat and light. In case this medicine has expired, you should throw it away. Your doctor will show you how to properly dispose of expired medication.

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