What is Insulin (Humulin), and what does it do?
Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas, a gland behind the stomach. Insulin enables your body to utilize glucose as an energy source. Glucose is a form of sugar that is found in a wide variety of carbohydrates.
Insulin is used to aid in the regulation of blood glucose levels. When your blood glucose level becomes too high, insulin instructs your body to store the excess glucose in your liver. Until your blood glucose levels decline, the stored glucose is not released. Between meals, or when your body is stressed or needs an extra push of energy, your blood glucose levels may decline.
What dosages of Insulin (Humulin) are available?
The following are available dosages and forms of Insulin (Humulin):
- 100 units/mL (3 mL vial)
- 100 units/mL (10 mL vial)
What side effects are common with taking Insulin (Humulin)?
The most common side effects of Insulin (Humulin) are:
- Injection site discomfort or redness
- Back pain
- Sore throat
- Influenza-like symptoms
Some people experience more serious side effects from Insulin (Humulin), including:
- Hypokalemia (muscle cramps, weakness, and irregular heartbeat)
If you are taking Insulin (Humulin), and you start to experience side effects, contact your doctor immediately.
Does Insulin (Humulin) interact with other medications?
Insulin (Humulin) has been known to interact poorly with other medications, supplements and herbs.
When taking Insulin (Humulin), you should avoid taking:
- Corticosteroids (Prednisone, Prednisolone)
- Oral Contraceptives
- Phenothiazines (Prochlorperazine (Compazine), Chlorpromazine (Thorazine))
- Hypothyroid drugs (Levothyroxine (Levo-T), (Levoxyl)]
- Niacin (Niaspan)
Who should NOT take Insulin (Humulin)?
Not all people can take Insulin (Humulin). Insulin (Humulin) may not be a good choice if you:
- Are not diabetic
- Are allergic to insulin or an ingredient in insulin
- Are experiencing regular hypoglycemia
- Are pregnant or may be pregnant and are breastfeeding
- Have liver or kidney disease
What drugs are similar to Insulin (Humulin)?
Other drugs that are similar to Insulin (Humulin) include:
Does Insulin (Humulin) have a generic form?
Insulin is a generic drug that is prescribed to aid the regulation of blood glucose levels. Humulin is its brand name form.
What is the price of Insulin (Humulin) without insurance?
The average retail price of Insulin (Humulin) without insurance is $240.00. Look up Insulin (Humulin) on NSUR’s NSURx price look-up tool to find the pharmacy nearest to you with the lowest price.
How can I save money on Insulin (Humulin)?
NSUR offers a prescription discount card called NSURx to help you save money on your Insulin (Humulin) prescriptions.
Simply present your NSURx card to the pharmacist the next time you fill a prescription of Insulin (Humulin) at your local pharmacy, and you could save up to 80% on your prescription costs! Moreover, every time you fill a prescription using NSURx, you will receive NSUR Coin as a reward, which you can use to buy goods and services on our health and wellness shopping platform.
Over 35,000 pharmacies accept NSURx prescriptions, including major chains like Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart and smaller, independent retailers in your neighborhood.
There is no limit on the number of prescriptions you can fill using NSURx or the frequency at which you can fill them. You can even use NSURx to get discounts on other prescriptions for your friends and family (including pets!).
Visit NSURx’s price lookup tool to see how much you can start saving today on your Insulin (Humulin) prescriptions and to find the nearest pharmacy to you that accepts NSURx, or call +1 (855) 917-6216. Most users have a pharmacy within 2 miles of their home that takes NSURx.