This medication is typically used to control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Even though you may not feel its effects, this medication takes effect within a few hours.
This product must be injected under the skin (subcutaneously), according to the technique you were shown. Be sure to choose a different injection site each time.
This medication is typically used only once a week. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. Use it regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects.
It must be used regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. Be sure to keep an adequate supply on hand. Like all individuals with diabetes, you should monitor your blood sugar levels regularly using the appropriate device.
Dispose of used syringes and needles safely. Your pharmacist can tell you the best way to do this. If you remember missing a dose within 3 days of the time it is usually taken, the injection should be administered as soon as possible, then continue with the next scheduled dose as planned. If the dose is missed by more than 3 days, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time. Do not double the next dose to catch up.
In order not to cause hypoglycemia, avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.
Before mixing the powder with the liquid, keep this medication in the refrigerator. You can keep it at room temperature for 4 weeks. After mixing, it should be used immediately. Take care it does not freeze and keep it away from light.
Taking this medication during pregnancy may be harmful for the baby. Women of childbearing potential should use an effective contraceptive method.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult: