Actrapid Flexpen 100 IU/ml is normally prescribed along with a long-acting type of insulin or other diabetes medicines. Your doctor or nurse will teach you the correct way of injecting it under the skin. It should be taken 20-30 minutes before a meal. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. It is only a part of the treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.
Check your blood sugar levels regularly, keep track of your results and share them with your doctor. This is very important to work out the correct dose of the medicine for you.
The most common side effect of this medicine is low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). It may be seen if you do not eat right after a dose of this fast-acting insulin. To prevent this, it is important to always inject only the correct dose of medicine, have regular meals, and monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Drinking excessive alcohol can also lead to a fall in your blood sugar levels. Other side effects include reactions at the injection site like redness or swelling. Some people gain weight while taking insulin.
Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart problems before starting treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor as the dose may need to be changed.
USES OF ACTRAPID SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
BENEFITS OF ACTRAPID SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
Lowering of blood sugar level helps reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Learn exactly how, where, and when to inject this insulin for it to be most effective. Take it regularly along with proper diet and exercise for a normal, healthy life.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ACTRAPID SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
Common side effects
- Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
- Weight gain
- Edema (swelling)
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
HOW TO USE ACTRAPID SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
HOW ACTRAPID SOLUTION FOR INJECTION WORKS
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ACTRAPID SOLUTION FOR INJECTION?
Keep this medicine out of reach of children
Before the first use store your ACTRAPID in a refrigerator (2-8°C). Do not freeze
You can keep the medicine at room temperature (15-25°C) for up to 28 days. Do not put it near heat or in the sun
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
Do not use this medicine if you notice it is colored or it has solid particles in it