Listed below are the most common medicines which may affect your insulin treatment.
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The insulin will work more quickly if you inject into the waist (abdomen). Turn the vial and syringe upside down and draw the correct insulin dose into the syringe. Then expel the air from the syringe and check that the dose is correct. Just before use, roll the vial of intermediate- or long-acting (cloudy) insulin between your hands until the liquid is uniformly white and cloudy. Draw into the syringe the same amount of air as the dose of intermediate- or long-acting insulin.
You should always measure your blood sugar regularly. Draw into the syringe the same amount of air as the dose of insulin you are going to inject. Inject the air into the vial containing intermediate- or long-acting insulin and pull out the needle. Draw into the syringe the same amount of air as the dose of Actrapid®. Then turn the vial and syringe upside down and draw up the prescribed dose of Actrapid®.
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine.
It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine.
How and where to inject Actrapid® is administered by injection under the skin (subcutaneously).
You must never inject yourself directly into a vein (intravenously) or muscle (intramuscularly).
The product code(s) for this leaflet is/are: EU/1/02/230/003, EU/1/02/230/004, EU/1/02/230/017. What Actrapid® is and what it is used for Actrapid® is human insulin with a fast-acting effect.
Actrapid® is used to reduce the high blood sugar level in patients with diabetes mellitus (diabetes).
If your doctor has switched you from one type or brand of insulin to another, your dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.