INSULIN, INTERMEDIATE-ACTING injectable

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    Prescription under medical supervision

     

    Therapeutic action

    • Intermediate-acting pancreatic antidiabetic hormone mixed with protamine, in order to prolong the duration of activity

    Indications

    • Diabetes

    Forms and strengths, route of administration

    • 1000 IU of insulin suspension in 10 ml vial (100 IU/ml) for deep SC injection (abdomen, thigh, buttock or arm), administered with a syringe calibrated in insulin units for U-100 insulin (100 IU/ml).
      NEVER ADMINISTER BY IV INJECTION.

    Dosage

    • Child and adult: one to 2 injections daily in combination with short-acting insulin or metformine

     

    Dosage must be individualised according to need. Adapt dose in the event of physical activity, change in diet or infection. 

    Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

    • See "insulin: general information".
    • Do not administer if known allergy to protamine.
    • In the event of combination with short-acting insulin, always prepare the mix in the syringe immediately before administration and in the following order: first draw the short-acting insulin then the intermediate-acting insulin. 

    Remarks

    • After removing vial from the refigerator, leave to reach room temperature.
    • Shake the vial gently before use.

    Storage

     
    –  Do not freeze.
    • Unopened vial: to be kept refrigerated (2 °C to 8 °C)
    • Opened vial: max. 4 weeks at below 25 °C and protected from light.