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Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S

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FORMULAInsulin Regular 100 IU
COMPANYNovo Nordisk
TYPEInjection
About

About

Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is synthetic (man-made) insulin that is meant to be injected in the patient along with a medium or long-acting insulin medicine and together these drugs help bring raised blood glucose levels to normal.High blood glucose levels (diabetes) left uncontrolled can cause severe damage to the kidneys,heart,impaired vision,loss of nerve sensations,loss of limbs and changes in sexual activity.

Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S works by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone found in the human body,known as insulin;it is with the help of insulin that glucose found in the bloodstream is able to enter the cells where it is used to provide organs with the energy they need to work efficiently.Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S belongs to a group of chemicals known as insulins for this reason.

Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is to be injected into the subcutaneous tissue of stomach,on either buttock.thigh or the back of the arm as these areas have the most amount of fat in the human body and therefore,allow for the fast absorption of the Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S.This drug can be administered 2-3 times daily depending on the patient’s blood glucose levels and stage of illness.

Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is safe to be administered to pregnant and lactating women as well as to children aged 1 month to 17 years.For elderly patients above the age 65 years or for patients suffering from mild to moderate kidney impairment (as Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is removed from the kidneys),the dosage may be lowered.Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is not prescribed to patients suffering from severe kidney impairment.

Indications

Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S can be used to treat:

  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis

How Does Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S Work

Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S works by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone found in the human body,known as insulin;it is with the help of insulin that glucose found in the bloodstream is able to enter the cells where it is used to provide organs with the energy they need to work efficiently.Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S belongs to a group of chemicals known as insulins for this reason.

How To Use Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S

Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is to be injected into the subcutaneous tissue of stomach,on either buttock.thigh or the back of the arm as these areas have the most amount of fat in the human body and therefore,allow for the fast absorption of the Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S.

Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is not to be injected on sensitive skin or on damaged and scarred skin,it is preferable to change the location of injection after each use.Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is to be injected after the area has been disinfected with an alcohol swab.Injecting Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S into the veins may lead to severe hypoglycemia and is therefore avoided.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is to be injected into the subcutaneous tissue,two to three times a day.After which the patient is advised to intake a meal within 30 minutes of injecting Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S.

Child Dosage

Dosage is dependent upon a child’s weight and blood glucose levels.Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is commonly administered once daily.

Elderly Dosage

For elderly patients above the age 65 years or for patients suffering from mild to moderate kidney impairment,the dosage may be lowered.Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is not prescribed to patients suffering from severe kidney impairment.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is deemed safe to be injected into pregnant and lactating women,under the care and advice of a doctor.Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S passes in small amounts to the baby via breast milk,but that isn't considered unsafe and the infant is able to break down insulin without any side effects.The dosage for pregnant and lactating women is dependent upon their blood glucose levels and stage of illness.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S:

  • Allergic reaction to Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Severe kidney impairment 
  • Severe liver impairment 
  • Severe heart impairment

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S

  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment 
  • Mild to moderate liver impairment 
  • Mild to moderate heart impairment 
  • Alcohol intake 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S:

  • Other diabetic drugs (eg.pioglitazone)
  • Antidepressants 
  • Antihypertensives (eg.enalapril,valsartan)
  • Cholesterol medication (eg.niacin)
  • Salicylates (eg.aspirin)
  • Pentoxifylline 
  • Bronchodilators 
  • Steroids
  • Antihistamines 
  • Birth control pills 
  • HIV drugs (eg.ritonavir)
  • Antituberculosis drugs (eg.isoniazid) 
  • Sulfonamide antibiotics 
  • Heart medications (beta blockers)

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S has certain side effects which include:

  • Discomfort at sight of injection
  • Headache
  • Stomach problems (diarrhea,vomiting,nausea)
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Dizziness/Lightheadedness 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Back pain
  • Sweating
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Arrhythmias 
  • Hunger
  • Weight gain

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe

Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids.

Soreness at the site of injection- a cold compress can be used for 5 minutes to ease out the soreness.

Flu-like symptoms- To manage symptoms,patients are advised to drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest and sleep.Take an antihistamine,a nasal decongestant or a lozenge to feel better when needed.

Key Facts About Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S

  • Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is prescribed to reduce raised blood glucose levels
  • Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is relatively safe to be prescribed to pregnant and lactating women
  • Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is meant to be injected in the human subcutaneous tissue 
  • Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is to be taken along side a moderate to long acting insulin
  • Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S may case soreness at the site of injection

FAQ

#1.CAN LIFESTYLE CHANGES HELP ME WITH MY CONDITION?

Yes. you can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high blood glucose levels.These include quitting smoking,avoiding alcohol,eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#2.CAN I TAKE Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Yes,Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S is deemed safe to be ingested during pregnancy under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#3.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S?

  • Discomfort at sight of injection
  • Headache
  • Stomach problems (diarrhea,vomiting,nausea)
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Dizziness/Lightheadedness 

#4.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S AND HOW OFTEN?

The physician is likely to periodically (every 3-4 months) prescribe lab tests to monitor the patient’s blood glucose levels,kidney functions,liver functions and blood pressure levels.

#5.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S under the supervision of a doctor.

#6.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Not all oral contraceptives are safe to be taken while undergoing treatment with Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S as certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may negatively  interact with Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S.

#7.CAN Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#8.DOES Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#9.HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

It is a long-term treatment and you might have to continue taking the medication even for the rest of your life.

#10.CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S?

Intake of alcohol is not advised while undergoing treatment with Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S as alcohol tends to negatively impact the patient’s blood glucose levels.

#11.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal.If patient misses a dose of Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#12.IS Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Actrapid Penfill (3ml) 100IU Injection 1 'S.

 

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