What is Admelog?
Admelog is a hormone that acts by reducing levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin Lispro is a rapid-acting insulin that begins to work approximately 15 minutes after the injection. Its peak occurs in around one hour and then continues running for 2 to 4 hours.Admelog is a medication used to enhance blood sugar control for both children and adults suffering from diabetes mellitus.
Admelog can be used for treating the condition of type 2 diabetes in adults. It is also used to treat type 1 diabetes in children and adults who are at least three years older.Admelog injections 100 units/ml (U-100) are available in multiple-dose 10 ml vials, 3 ml multiple-dose vials, and a 3-milliliter single-patient SoloStar prefilled pen.
You shouldn't make use of Admelog when you have an allergy to insulin lispro or if you're suffering from at least one episode or a relapse of hyperglycemia (low glucose levels).Do not give away an injection cartridge, pen, or syringe, even when the needle has changed.
Before You Take This Drug
Admelog shouldn't be given to children younger than three years old. It should not be used to manage type 2 diabetes in children at any age.
To be sure Admelog is suitable for you, ask your physician if you've ever suffered from:
Kidney or liver disease;
Low levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalemia).
Discuss with your doctor if you are also taking a medication that has pioglitazone or rosiglitazone. Certain oral diabetes medications when you are taking Admelog can increase your chances of having serious heart problems.Consult your physician if you are nursing or pregnant.
Follow the instructions of your physician regarding the use of insulin if you are expecting or planning to get pregnant. Controlling diabetes is crucial during pregnancy, and having a high blood sugar level can cause problems both for the mother and the child.
How to Take Admelog?
Make sure you use Admelog according to the prescription given by your physician. Follow the instructions on the prescription label and also read the medication guide or instructions sheets. Follow the medication precisely as directed.Admelog is injected into the skin using a needle and syringe, a SoloStar needle, or an injection pump. The healthcare professional will instruct you on how to administer the injection yourself.Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that are included in your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for clarification if you are unsure of these directions.You should prepare your injection only when you are prepared to administer it. Don't use the medicine if it appears unclear, has changed color, or contains particles. Consult your pharmacist about new medications.Admelog is distributed within 15 minutes prior to the meal or after eating.
Your physician will tell you where to administer Admelog. You should use a different spot each time you administer an injection. Don't inject in the same spot twice in one row. Don't inject into skin that is injured or tender, bruised, thickened, pitted, or has a cut or a hard lump.
Don't ever share the SoloStar injection pen Admelog vial or needle with anyone else, even if the needle is changed. Sharing these devices could allow the spread of disease or infection between people.
It is possible that you have insufficient levels of blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and experience extreme hunger, dizziness, and confusion. You may also feel irritable, angry, and shaky. To treat hypoglycemia quickly, consume or drink a rapid-acting sugar-rich food source (fruit juice crackers, hard candy, hard candy raisins, or other non-diet drinks).Your physician may recommend a glucose injection kit if you suffer from severe hypoglycemia. Make sure that your family members or your closest friends are aware of the procedure for giving you this injection in the event of an emergency.Be aware of indications for excessive levels of blood sugar (hyperglycemia), like increased thirst or increased urination.
The levels of blood sugar are altered due to stress illnesses, stress surgical procedures, exercise drinking, alcohol consumption, or eating infrequently. Talk to your physician before altering your dosage or medication schedule.Make sure to keep the medicine in the original container, protected from light and heat. Do not freeze Admelog and place it in the cooling element of a refrigerator. Get rid of any insulin that was stored in a freezer.
Storing in a closed container (not used) Admelog:
Use and store in the refrigerator until time of expiration
Maintain it at room temperature, then use it within 28 days.
Storing that is open (in usage) Admelog:
The vial should be kept in a cool, dry place until the expiration date is on your pen and at room temperature, and you should make use of it within the period of 28 days.
Keep the SoloStar injector pen (without needle) at ambient temperature and use it for a period of 28 days.
Make use of a needle and syringe once, and then place them in a puncture-proof "sharps" container. Be sure to follow the laws of your state or city on how to dispose of the container.
Be sure to keep it out of range of children and pets.
What Happens If I Miss a Dose?
Because Admelog is used in conjunction with meals, it is possible that you will not be following a scheduled dosing schedule. When you take Admelog, be sure to follow the instructions specific to your brand regarding when to take the medication, either before or after eating. Don't take two doses at the same time.
What Happens If I Overdose?
Get medical attention immediately or make a call for help at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of insulin can result in hypoglycemia, which can be life-threatening. Symptoms include drowsiness and blurred vision, confusion, tingling or numbness of the mouth, difficulty speaking, muscle weakness, jerky or awkward motions, seizures (convulsions), or loss of consciousness.
What Should be Avoided?
Insulin may cause a drop in blood sugar levels. Avoid operating machinery or driving until you understand the effects of Admelog on you.
Be sure to avoid medication errors by making sure you read the label on your medicine prior to injecting insulin.Do not drink alcohol.
Side Effects Of Admelog
Seek medical attention immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms of an allergy in the form of Admelog: redness or swelling around the injection site where it was administered; itchy
skin all over your body; difficulty breathing; rapid heartbeats; the feeling that you may faint; or swelling in the throat or tongue.Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:
Weight gain, swelling of your feet or hands, and feeling tired;
Low blood sugar: headache and thirst, irritability, sweating, dizziness, high heart rate, and feeling anxious or shaky
Lower potassium—leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering around your chest, thirst, increased need to urinate, tingling, numbness, or a tingling feeling.
Common Admelog side effects can include:
Low blood sugar;
Swelling of your feet or hands;
The hollowing or thickening of the skin area where you injected the medication
This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interaction With Other Drugs
Other medications can also affect the blood sugar levels in your body, and certain medications can enhance or reduce your insulin's effects. Certain drugs may result in fewer symptoms of hypoglycemia. This makes it harder to recognize when your blood sugar levels are low. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you take currently and all medicines that you decide to stop or begin taking. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicine, vitamins, and herbal supplements.