What is Insulin Lispro?

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Insulin lispro is equipotent to insulin regular, but has a more rapid onset. It is used in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus (insulin dependent, IDDM); type 2 diabetes mellitus (noninsulin dependent, NIDDM) to control hyperglycemia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 1 129 41
Diabetes type 2 114 33
Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes 6 0
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 2 0
General health 2 1
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 7
Mild 20
None 52

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Insulin Lispro

Side effect Patients
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 14
Reactive hypoglycemia 2
Weight gain 2
Weight loss 2
Constipation 1
Diarrhea 1

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Insulin Lispro

Dosage Patients
100unt/ml as needed 7
100 units daily 4
100 units three times daily 3
1 other daily 1
300 units monthly 1
7 mcg three times daily 1
25 mg daily 1
25 other daily 1
15 mg twice daily 1
51 intl units daily 1

See all 29 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Insulin Lispro

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 18
Other 7
Change in health plan coverage 5
Did not seem to work 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Side effects too severe 3
Expense 2
Personal research 1
See all 32 patients who've stopped taking Insulin Lispro

Duration

Currently taking Insulin Lispro

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 11

Stopped taking Insulin Lispro

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 62
Usually 15
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 27
Not at all hard to take 33
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 5
$50-99 7
$25-49 8
< $25 27
Not specified 29

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Insulin Lispro after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 5
Metformin (Glucophage) 5
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 4
Exenatide (Byetta) 3
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 1

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Insulin Lispro and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 5
Insulin degludec (Tresiba) 2
Exenatide (Byetta) 1
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 1
Insulin NPH (Novolin N) 1
Last updated:

5 patient evaluations for Insulin Lispro

Nov 21, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1500 units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2005 (Started Jul 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fear of fainting or passing out, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), passed out)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Too high of a dosage in too young of a child...

Jul 1, 2001 (Started Jul 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fear of fainting or passing out, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), passed out)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: If your diabetes or blood glucose levels are typically high, this, for me at least, overshot and made my glucose readings go so low I passed out. A lot.

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