Insulin Lispro Uses, Dosage, How to Take, Side Effects and Overdose

What is Insulin Lispro? Insulin lispro, sold under the brand name Humalog. Insulin lispro is used with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Insulin Lispro dosage.

  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus: Approximately one third of the total daily insulin requirements SC; rapid-acting or short-acting, premeal insulin should be used to satisfy the remainder of the daily insulin requirements. Usual daily maintenance range is 0.5-1 unit/kg/day in divided doses; nonobese may require 0.4-0.6 unit/kg/day; obese may require 0.8-1.2 units/kg/day
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled with oral medication. 10 units/day SC (or 0.1-0.2 unit/kg/day) of intermediate- or long-acting insulin given at bedtime generally recommended; as an alternative, rapid-acting formulations, such as insulin lispro, given before meals have also been used; dose must be adjusted carefully.