Long Acting Insulin 3 ml. 1 penfill. Sold by Shwe Myittar Pharmacy.
Composition and Indication
Insulatard is used to treat diabetes. It contains an intermediate acting isophane human insulin suspension. Each milliliter of Insulatard has 100 units of isophane human insulin. One penfill contains 3 milliliters which is equal to 300 units of isophane human insulin.
Dosage and Precautions
Insulatard is human insulin with a gradual onset and long duration of action. Insulatard will start to lower your blood sugar about 1½ hours after you inject it, and the effect will last for approximately 24 hours
Pay attention to special warnings and precautions, including the risks of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders, kidney and liver diseases and potential interactions with other medications.
Undesirable Effects and Drug Interactions
While using Insulatard, you may experience certain side effects. These can include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), vision problems,skin changes at injection sites, signs of allergy (redness, swelling, itching), peripheral neuropathy (pain due to nerve damage), and swollen joints.
It's important to be aware of the potential for interactions with other medications. Other oral antidiabetic medications, MAOI, beta blockers, ACEI, acetylsalicylic acid, anabolic steroids, and sulphonamides may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), whereas oral contraceptives, thiazides, glucocorticoids, thyroid hormone therapy, sympathomimetics, growth hormone, and danazol may cause hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Octreotide and lanreotide may either increase or decrease blood sugar level. Beta-blockers can potentially diminish or completely mask the initial warning signs that help you recognize low blood sugar levels.
In some cases, patients with long-standing diabetes and heart disease or a previous stroke may develop heart failure when pioglitazone is combined with insulin. If you experience symptoms like unusual shortness of breath, rapid weight gain, or localized swelling (edema), it is crucial to inform your doctor promptly.
For unused Insulatard penfill, store them in a refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C, ensuring they are not placed in or too close to the freezer section or cooling element.
Insulatard penfill that is being used or carried as a spare should be stored below 30°C or in a refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C.
Insulatard is available in Vial and Penfill.
The alternative medications that contain isophane human insulin is Insunova N.
For More Information
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The information above was sourced from Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of the product. It was verified by Dr. Khine Khine Zaw in May 2023.