Generic Name(s): insulin lispro
Drug Class: Insulins
Treats: Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes
Humalog is a fast-acting insulin that is used to treat type 1 diabetes.
Humalog is a medicine used in the treatment of diabetes. Humalog is used to treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, though it is typically taken alongside another medicine, such as metformin, in the treatment of the type 2 variety.
Humalog uses the active ingredient insulin lispro to reduce blood sugar levels. It achieves this by mimicking the effects of insulin in the body, meaning it enhances the uptake of blood sugar by the body.
Humalog is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include a headache, hunger, weakness, tachycardia, irritability, and sweating – all of which are symptoms of hypoglycemia.