Actrapid® is administered by injection under the skin (subcutaneously). You must never inject yourself directly into a vein (intravenously) or muscle (intramuscularly). If necessary Actrapid® can be given directly into a vein, but this must only be done by healthcare professionals.
Where do you inject actrapid?
Actrapid is administered subcutaneously by injection in the abdominal wall, the thigh, the gluteal region or the deltoid region. Injection sites should always be rotated within the same region in order to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy and cutaneous amyloidosis (see sections 4.4 and 4.8).
When do you inject actrapid?
Actrapid is given 30 minutes before a meal. Actrapid is a fast-acting insulin and may be used with intermediate or long-acting insulins. Actrapid may also be given intravenously (into a vein) but only by a doctor or a nurse.
How do you administer IV actrapid?
Administer into a large vein by slow IV injection over 5 mins. Monitoring – blood glucose should be measured after 15 and 30 minutes and then hourly for six hours. Check U&Es 30 minutes, one, two, four and six hours after each administration of insulin/glucose.
What is the difference between regular insulin and actrapid?
Soluble, or neutral, insulin such as Actrapid is fast-acting (usually between 30 minutes and an hour) and lasts for approximately eight hours depending on dose. Soluble insulin is usually used before a meal, and controls postprandial blood glucose levels.
What is the difference between actrapid and insulatard?
All are available in a strength of 100 iu/ml. Actrapid® is a soluble insulin and Insulatard® is an isophane insulin. Indication: The treatment of diabetes mellitus.
How long does it take for actrapid to work?
Actrapid is a fast-acting insulin. Onset of action is within ½ hour, reaches a maximum effect within 1.5–3.5 hours and the entire duration of action is approximately 7–8 hours. Insulin in the blood stream has a half-life of a few minutes.
When should I take protaphane?
Protaphane is a long-acting insulin. It can be given once or twice a day, with or without a fast-acting insulin (given at meal times), according to the doctor’s recommendation. The usual dose is between 0.3 and 1.0 international units (IU) per kilogram body weight per day.
How do you administer insulin and d50 for hyperkalemia?
Guidelines from the American Heart Association recommend treating adults who have severe cardiotoxicity or cardiac arrest due to hyperkalemia with an infusion of 25 grams of 50% dextrose mixed with 10 units of regular insulin infused intravenously over 15 to 30 minutes.
Where can I inject Lantus?
Lantus® may be injected in the abdomen, upper arm, or thigh. Remember to rotate injection sites. The abdomen is the preferred injection site for the AutoShield Duo.
How do you administer insulin drip?
Mix 250 units of regular human insulin in 250 mL of normal saline (1 U/mL). Flush approximately 30 mL through the line prior to administration. Do not use a filter or filtered set with insulin. Piggyback the insulin drip into intravenous fluid using an intravenous infusion pump with a capability of 0.1 mL/hr.
How does actrapid insulin work?
Insulin injections act as a replacement for natural insulin and allow people with diabetes to achieve normal blood glucose levels. The insulin works in the same way as natural insulin, by binding to insulin receptors on cells in the body.
What is HR insulin?
Humulin R (insulin (human recombinant)) is a hormone that is produced in the body used to treat diabetes.
Can Humalog be given IV?
Do NOT administer HUMALOG U200 intravenously. Administer the dose of HUMALOG U-100 or HUMALOG U-200 within fifteen minutes before a meal or immediately after a meal by injection into the subcutaneous tissue of the abdominal wall, thigh, upper arm, or buttocks.