Diabetes mellitus

Active Ingredient: Insulin lispro

Indication for Insulin lispro

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)

For the treatment of adults and children with diabetes mellitus who require insulin for the maintenance of normal glucose homeostasis. Insulin lispro is also indicated for the initial stabilisation of diabetes mellitus.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

0.3-1.0 IU/kg in 3 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

0.3 - 1 [iU] per kg of body weight

Dosage regimen

From 0.1 To 0.333 [iU] per kg of body weight 3 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

The individual insulin requirement is usually between 0.3 and 1.0 international unit/kg/day. Adjustment of dose may be necessary if patients undertake increased physical activity, change their usual diet or during concomitant illness.

Dosage considerations

Subcutaneous administration should be in the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, or abdomen. Use of injection sites should be rotated so that the same site is not used more than approximately once a month.

When administered subcutaneously care should be taken when injecting Humalog to ensure that a blood vessel has not been entered. After injection, the site of injection should not be massaged. Patients must be educated to use the proper injection techniques.

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