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HUMALOG 50 50 Mix is a prescription insulin product prescribed for people with diabetes. It can be prescribed for type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Take HUMALOG 50 50 mix exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The dose is individualized for each person.
HUMALOG 50 50 is injected under the skin between one and four times daily.
HUMALOG Mix 50 50 contains two different types of insulin.
The first is insulin lispro. Lispro is a short-acting insulin that begins working in 15 minutes and lasts for about 5 hours.
The second is insulin lispro protamine. Lispro protamine is an intermediate-acting insulin. It contains insulin lispro suspended in a type of large protein called protamine. Lispro protamine begins working in about 3 hours and lasts for 12 hours or more.
The mixture of insulins provides a short burst followed by a steady stream of insulin throughout the day.
Some medications may make it harder to tell when you have signs of low blood sugar. The following medications may mask signs of hypoglycemia:
Certain medications can impact blood sugar and affect how insulin works. They may include:
Ask your doctor about the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia. Insulin can cause low blood sugar in many situations, including when too much is injected, not enough food is eaten, or you exercise without adjusting your insulin.
Common adverse reactions associated with HUMALOG insulin 50 50 and all insulins include:
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