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ADMELOG is a prescription medication used to treat high blood sugar in patients with diabetes. It should be used in combination with diet, exercise, blood sugar monitoring, and other drugs as needed.
Patients with diabetes mellitus have abnormally high blood sugar. High blood sugar can cause damage to small blood vessels of the eyes, feet, and kidneys. Maintaining a normal blood sugar level is critical for healthy diabetes treatment.
Administer ADMELOG via subcutaneous injection 15 minutes before a meal or immediately after. Your doctor may have you use ADMELOG between one and three times daily, depending on your blood glucose.
Your doctor determines the dose of ADMELOG. Do not adjust the dose without consulting with them.
The active ingredient in ADMELOG insulin is insulin lispro.
Insulin lispro is a rapid-acting medication that begins working in about 15 minutes. It is used as"meal-time" insulin.
The following medications may interact with ADMELOG insulin:
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist about all of the medications you take before starting insulin. Some medications can affect blood sugar, meaning the dose of insulin will need to be adjusted. Other medications can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which can be life-threatening.
If you are using a type of antidiabetic medication thiazolidinedione along with insulin, your doctor will monitor you for signs of heart failure.
Changes in meal patterns or physical activity may affect blood glucose, so it should be monitored frequently with a glucometer.
Liver or kidney problems can affect ADMELOG insulin and increase the risk of hypoglycemia.
The most common side effects of ADMELOG insulin can include:
Hypoglycemia can be life-threatening, so it is important to know the signs. Common signs of hypoglycemia include: