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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. caretotrythese

    I am in nursing school and currently on my diabetes unit. My instructors have stated that only regular insulin can be given via IV. I did find some information that suggested that rapid-acting insulin could be given IV, but they were more expensive and did not offer any additional benefits. Beyond that, I understand that it is not really practical to be giving NPH and long acting insulin IV due to why people are placed on insulin drips, but I am still wondering what would happen if you Iv'd an insulin other than regular. Any insight on this?

  2. RxBTFU15

    I assume you're asking about long acting insulins since you already mentioned the other categories. The simple answer is that injections of long acting insulins are not immediately absorbed into the bloodstream like rapid is. Both glargine (Lantus, Toujeo) degludec (Tresiba) form deposits in the tissue at the site of injection which slowly release insulin over the course of the day. Detemir (Levemir) does this to a lesser degree because it also relies on strongly binding to a protein in the blood.

  3. RektLeague

    NPH and basal insulins have a longer onset of action, and a longer half life. The longer response time makes it hard to titrate the drip up, and if you overshoot, then not only is your patient going to be hypoglycemic but they will be hypoglycemic for much longer even after you stop the drip.
    Practicality wise, if the patients ordered for a drip its probably because they need a rapid correction of there blood sugar, therefore more effective to use regular or a fast acting.
    TL;DR Theoretically you can, but it would take a long time to work, and the risk/benefit scale tilts heavily to the side of risk.

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