What is Humulin R?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Insulin Regular

Humulin® R (regular insulin) is a form of insulin used to treat diabetes. It is a short-acting insulin used to help control the spike in blood sugar that occurs after meals. It is typically used in combination with a long-acting insulin.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 18 4
Diabetes type 1 3 1
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Humulin R

Side effect Patients
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Humulin R

Dosage Patients
500 units four times daily 1
47,500 units three times daily 1
100unt/ml as needed 1
humanrecombinant100units/mL as needed 1
humanrecombinant500units/mL as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Humulin R

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Humulin R

Duration

Currently taking Humulin R

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

Stopped taking Humulin R

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

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Humulin R after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Metformin ER) 2
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 1
Insulin Glulisine (Apidra) 1

Patients stopped taking Humulin R and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Metformin (Metformin ER) 2
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 1
Liraglutide (Victoza) 1
Sitagliptin-metformin (Janumet) 1
Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Humulin R

Oct 2, 2012 (Started Sep 19, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 units Every Other Week
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  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    Mild (low blood sugar (hypoglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 units Monthly
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

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