You should talk with your healthcare provider about Humulin 50/50 and breastfeeding. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision about Humulin 50/50 and breastfeeding that is right for you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Humulin 50/50 [patient package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company;2007 August.
Lilly USA, LLC. UPDATE: discontinuation of Humulin® 50/50 (50% Human Insulin
Isophane Suspension and 50% Human Insulin Injection [rDNA Origin]): Dear healthcare professional letter (12/2/2009). FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm050794.htm. Accessed December 23, 2009.
Eli Lilly and Company. Dear healthcare provider letter: important Discontinuation of Humulin® 50/50 (50% Human Insulin Isophane Suspension and 50% Human Insulin Injection [rDNA ORIGIN]) (June 2009). FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/UCM176693.pdf. Accessed August 21, 2009.
Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ. Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 7th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2005.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind.
Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click