Humulin R

Humulin R Overview


Humulin R is a prescription medication used to control hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pancreas. Humulin R is in a class of medications called hormones. Humulin R  is used to take the place of insulin that is normally produced by the body. It works by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar. 

This medication comes as an injection. The dose and frequency of administration will depend on many factors, including diet, lifestyle, and other conditions you have.

The most common side effect of Humulin R is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).                                                                                  

Hypoglycemia related to insulin can also cause dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how this medication affects you.

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