insulin isophane (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose?
Since insulin isophane is used before meals or snacks, you may not be on a timed dosing schedule. Whenever you use insulin isophane, be sure to eat a meal or snack within 30 to 60 minutes. Do not use extra insulin isophane to make up a missed dose.
It is important to keep insulin isophane on hand at all times. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An insulin overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia.
What should I avoid while using insulin isophane?
Do not change the brand of insulin isophane or syringe you are using without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Avoid drinking alcohol. Your blood sugar may become dangerously low if you drink alcohol while using insulin isophane.
What other drugs will affect insulin isophane?
Using certain medicines can make it harder for you to tell when you have low blood sugar. Tell your doctor if you use any of the following:
There are many other medicines that can increase or decrease the effects of insulin isophane on lowering your blood sugar. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about insulin isophane.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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