What is Humalog KwikPen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Insulin Lispro

See also: Humalog 50/50 Pen

The KwikPen™ is a disposable insulin delivery device (“insulin Pen”) containing 3 mL (300 units) of U-100 insulin. You can inject from 1 to 60 units of insulin in one injection.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Humalog KwikPen

Side effect Patients
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 2

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Humalog KwikPen

Dosage Patients
100 units three times daily 1
100 units four times daily 1
200 units twice daily 1
1,000 units twice daily 1
700 units three times daily 1
2,400 units three times daily 1
2,000 units four times daily 1
3,500 units three times daily 1
3,600 units three times daily 1
10units as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Humalog KwikPen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Humalog KwikPen

Duration

Currently taking Humalog KwikPen

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Humalog KwikPen

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Humalog KwikPen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Exenatide (Byetta) 2
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 1
Insulin lispro-insulin lispro protamine (Humalog Mix 75/25) 1
Insulin Regular (Humulin R) 1
Metformin (Metformin ER) 1

Patients stopped taking Humalog KwikPen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Exenatide (Byetta) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Humalog KwikPen

Aug 28, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 35 units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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