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Which Of The Following Types Of Insulin Can Be Given Intravenously

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Insulin Lispro (intravenous Route, Subcutaneous Route)

Description and Brand Names Drug information provided by: Micromedex US Brand Name Humalog Lispro-PFC Descriptions Insulin lispro is a fast-acting type of insulin. Insulin is one of many hormones that help the body turn the food we eat into energy. This is done by using the glucose (sugar) in the blood as quick energy. Also, insulin helps us store energy that we can use later. When you have diabetes mellitus, your body cannot make enough or does not use insulin properly. So, you must take additional insulin to regulate your blood sugar and keep your body healthy. This is very important as too much sugar in your blood can be harmful to your health. Insulin lispro starts to work faster than some other types of insulin, and its effects do not last as long. It should act more like the insulin your body would normally produce. Because the effects of insulin lispro are short-acting, your doctor may also prescribe a longer-acting insulin for you to use. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription. This product is available in the following dosage forms: Suspension Copyright © 2017 Truven Health Analytics Inc. All rights reserved. Information is for End User's use only Continue reading >>

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  1. cinnyb1018

    0 Hi,
    New here, LPN of 29 years and about to finish a 4 year BSN program. Work in a level 1 trauma ER.
    My question is why is regular insulin the only insulin that is given IV?

  2. chip193

    Quote from cinnyb1018
    Hi,
    New here, LPN of 29 years and about to finish a 4 year BSN program. Work in a level 1 trauma ER.
    My question is why is regular insulin the only insulin that is given IV? Think about it this way...
    Why are you giving insulin IV vs. any other route?
    IV is for fast-action to lower blood sugar. So why would you need a longer acting insulin IV?

  3. sirI, MSN, APRN

    Quote from cinnyb1018
    hi,
    new here, lpn of 29 years and about to finish a 4 year bsn program. work in a level 1 trauma er.
    my question is why is regular insulin the only insulin that is given iv?
    hello, cinnyb1018 and welcome to allnurses.com
    so good to have you with us.
    rationale for regular insulin iv: regular insulin lacks the additives that prolong action.
    please come back and post as you can. enjoy the site.:melody:

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