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Insulin Regular Human (rx, Otc)

Dosage Forms & Strengths injectable solution Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Initial: 0.2-0.4 units/kg/day SC divided q8hr or more frequently Maintenance: 0.5-1 unit/kg/day SC divided q8hr or more frequently; in insulin-resistant patients (eg, due to obesity), substantially higher daily insulin may be required Approximately 50-75% of the total daily insulin requirements are given as intermediate- or long-acting insulin administered in 1-2 injections; rapid- or short-acting insulin should be used before or at mealtimes to satisfy the remainder balance of the total daily insulin requirements Premixed combinations are available that deliver rapid- or short-acting components at the same time as the intermediate- or long-acting component Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled by diet, exercise, or oral medication: Suggested beginning dose of 10 units/day SC (or 0.1-0.2 unit/kg/day) in evening or divided q12hr Severe Hyperglycemia (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) 0.1 unit/kg/hr IV continuous infusion; if serum glucose does not fall by 50 mg/dL in the first hour, check hydration status; if possible, double the insulin hourly until glucose levels fall at the rate of 50-75 mg/dL/h Continue reading >>

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  1. Jen Gronroos

    Insulin dose is measured in international units rather than volumes. 10ml of insulin contains 1000 units of insulin. A typical insulin dose is around 40units a day. Patients have died when 40 units have been given as a slowly absorbing subcutaneous injection rather than the intended 4 units s.c. 1000 units given as a quick iv bolus will lead to severe hypoglycemia and, likely, death.

  2. Liang-Hai Sie

    1 ml contains 100 IU of insulin, so 10 ml is 1,000 IU of insulin.
    Insulin in one’s blood will only be effective for 2 to 3 minutes, but even so giving a bolus of 1,000 IU most likely will kill the person given the injection because it will cause the blood sugar to go down a lot for a lot time, although giving it by i.m. or even s.c. route would kill one later but even more effectively because then it has more time to do its fatal work. In such extreme overdoses we very often aren’t able to keep the blood glucose levels high enough by infusing glucose infusions to keep them from dying.

  3. Sameer Apte

    Well in order to answer we need to know how many units of insulin that is, and what type of insulin (long med or short acting). Insulin units are measured in international units not ml. 1ml could contain any number of different amounts maybe 1000 or 10000 units. That's a big difference.

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