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Humalog Mix50/50 Uses

How Does the Medication Work?

Humalog Mix50/50 starts working quickly and continues to work for several hours. Ideally, using this drug decreases the number of injections per day, since it combines two types of insulin in one injection.
 
Insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the pancreas. This hormone is important for several functions, such as controlling blood sugar. Insulin helps the cells of your body remove glucose ("sugar") from your bloodstream. This sugar fuels your body's cells, giving them the energy they need to work properly. You may need to take insulin if your pancreas has trouble making enough, which is the case in people with type 1 diabetes and in some people who have type 2 diabetes.
 

Humalog Mix50/50 Use in Children

Humalog Mix50/50 is not approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using this drug in children.
 

Off-Label Humalog Mix50/50 Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Humalog Mix50/50 for something other than the uses discussed in this article. Using the drug to treat gestational diabetes (temporary diabetes caused by pregnancy) is an off-label Humalog Mix50/50 use.
 
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