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Humalog Mix50/50 and Pregnancy

Based on animal studies on pregnancy and Humalog Mix50/50, the medication is not believed to cause problems for pregnant women. This form of insulin should only be used if the benefits to the mother outweigh any potential risks to the unborn child. If you are using Humalog Mix50/50 and pregnancy occurs, you may need to adjust your dosage, as pregnancy usually affects insulin requirements.

Can I Use Humalog Mix50/50 During Pregnancy?

Humalog® Mix50/50 (insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro) is a prescription diabetes medication. It is generally considered safe for pregnant women.
 

Humalog Mix50/50 and Pregnancy Category B

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category B is given to medicines that have not been adequately studied in pregnant humans but that do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies.
 
Insulin lispro has been studied in pregnant rats and rabbits, and did not appear to cause any harm to the fetuses. Based on these animal studies, Humalog Mix50/50 is not predicted to cause problems for pregnant women when used appropriately.
 
However, it is important to note that animals do not always respond to medicines the same way that humans do. Therefore, a pregnancy Category B medicine should be given to a pregnant woman only if her healthcare provider believes that the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.
 

Final Thoughts

If you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant while taking Humalog Mix50/50, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider the benefits and risks of taking the drug during pregnancy before making a recommendation in your particular situation. If you are already taking Humalog Mix50/50 and plan to continue taking it during pregnancy, you should be aware that pregnancy usually affects your insulin requirements. As a pregnant woman with diabetes, you will need more prenatal care than the average pregnant woman.
 
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