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Humulin 50/50 Overdose

What Are the Symptoms?

A Humulin 50/50 overdose can cause low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), which can be very dangerous. Some of the early symptoms of low blood sugar include:
 
  • Shakiness
  • Dizziness
  • Extreme hunger
  • Sweating and/or cold sweats
  • Blurry vision.
     
More severe, later symptoms can include:
 
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Changes in behavior, such as irritability
  • Confusion
  • Loss of coordination
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
     
You will probably discover that you have your own unique set of low blood sugar symptoms. It is a good idea to ask your friends and relatives if they have noticed any low blood sugar signs (you might be surprised at your particular low blood sugar signs). Sometimes, seemingly unrelated actions or behaviors (such as scratching your nose) might be signs of low blood sugar levels.
 
Any time you suspect that you may have low blood sugar levels, make sure to take immediate action. Also, it is a good idea to let others around you know how to spot your particular signs of low blood sugar (and how to react), as you may be too confused (due to low blood sugar) to recognize the signs and respond adequately.
 

Treatment for a Humulin 50/50 Overdose

Treatment for a Humulin 50/50 overdose will involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
 
  • A sugar (glucose) solution to increase blood sugar levels
  • A glucagon injection to increase blood sugar levels
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Other treatments based on the complications that occur.
     
It is important that you seek prompt medical attention if you believe you may have overdosed on Humulin 50/50.
 
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