What are the potential side effects of Humulin R U-500?
Humulin R U-500 can cause low blood sugar that is severe and that can last a long time. Symptoms of low blood sugar may happen suddenly and may include sweating, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, or other symptoms. Severe low blood sugar can cause you to become confused, pass out (become unconscious), have seizures or coma, and could cause death. Talk with your doctor about how to tell if you have low blood sugar and what to do if this happens while taking Humulin R U-500. Follow your doctor’s instructions for treating your low blood sugar. Tell your doctor if low blood sugar is a problem for you. Your doctor may need to change the amount of Humulin R U-500 that you take, or change your meal plans or your exercise program to help you avoid low blood sugar.
What should I do if I am experiencing any side effects?
If you are experiencing any side effects, please contact your doctor. Get emergency medical help if you have severe low blood sugar; trouble breathing; shortness of breath; fast heartbeat; swelling of your face, tongue, or throat; sweating; extreme drowsiness; dizziness; or confusion. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.