What is Humalog Pen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Insulin Lispro

See also: Humalog Humalog 50/50 Pen Insulin Lispro

Humalog® Pen is a brand name for insulin lispro, a rapid acting form of insulin, that comes in a prefilled disposable pen. It is used for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus to improve glycemic (blood sugar) control.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 22 7
Diabetes type 1 10 1
Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes 2 0
Diagnostic assessment 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
1
Mild
3
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Humalog Pen

Side effect Patients
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 2
Dizziness 1
Injection site pain 1
Sharp pains in stomach 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Humalog Pen

Dosage Patients
100 units three times daily 2
1,200 units daily 1
400 units three times daily 1
9,000 units daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Humalog Pen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Humalog Pen

Duration

Currently taking Humalog Pen

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

Stopped taking Humalog Pen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
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 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Humalog Pen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Exenatide (Byetta) 1
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 1
Metformin (Glucophage) 1

Patients stopped taking Humalog Pen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 2
Last updated:

2 patient evaluations for Humalog Pen

Jan 1, 2016 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication works very well as a treatment for diabetes. It has a rapid onset of action. Take caution to avoid hypoglycemia.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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