Admelog is an FDA-approved medication to improve blood sugar control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. It contains the active ingredient Insulin lispro, which is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about 15 minutes after injection, peaks in about 1 hour, and keeps working for 2 to 4 hours.
Generic name: insulin lispro
Brand name: Admelog
Drug class: Insulin
Uses of Admelog
It is used to
- improve blood sugar control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.
- treat type 2 diabetes in adults, or type 1 diabetes in adults and children who are at least 3 years old.
How To Take Admelog
Admelog should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. Read all drug guides or instruction sheets and follow all guidelines on your prescription label. Follow the medication’s instructions to the letter. A syringe and needle, a SoloStar injection pen, or an infusion pump are used to inject Admelog under the skin. You will be taught how to use the injection appropriately by a healthcare expert.
Any instructions for use that came with your medicine should be read and followed carefully. If you don’t understand something, go to your doctor or pharmacist. Only prepare your injectable when you’re ready to administer it. If the drug is hazy, has changed colors, or has particles in it, do not use it. For new medication, contact your pharmacist.
Admelog is taken 15 minutes before a meal or immediately thereafter. Your healthcare practitioner will show you where to inject Admelog on your body. Each time you deliver an injection, use a different location. Do not repeat injections in the same location. Skin that is injured, tender, bruised, pitted, thickened, scaly, or has a scar or hard lump should not be injected.
Even if the needle has been replaced, never share the SoloStar injection pen, Admelog vial, or syringe with another individual. Sharing these devices increases the risk of infection or sickness spreading from one person to another.
You may feel unusually hungry, dizzy, irritated, confused, anxious, or shaky if you have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Eat or drink a fast-acting source of sugar to quickly correct hypoglycemia (fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, or non-diet soda).
If you have severe hypoglycemia, your doctor may prescribe a glucagon injection kit. In case of an emergency, make sure your family or close friends know how to administer this injection. Additionally, keep an eye out for indicators of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), such as excessive thirst or urine.
Stress, illness, surgery, exercise, alcohol consumption, and meal skipping can all impact blood sugar levels. Before changing your prescription dose or schedule, consult your doctor.
Keep this medicine away from heat and light in its original container. Admelog should not be frozen or kept near the refrigerator’s cooling element. Any frozen insulin should be thrown away.
Side Effects of Admelog
The following side effects can be associated with taking Admelog. They include mild and severe side effects.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information on Admelog’s potential adverse effects. They can provide you with advice on how to deal with any unpleasant side effects.
Mild side effects include:
- weight gain
- itchy skin
- respiratory infections
- swelling in your feet or ankles
- skin rash
- injection site reaction (redness, pain, or swelling at your injection site)
Severe side effects include:
- severe allergic reaction
- severe hypoglycemia
- low potassium level
Admelog should not be used if you are allergic to insulin lispro or if you are experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Even if the needle has been replaced, never share an injectable pen, cartridge, or syringe with another individual.