All About Admelog’s Dosage
If you have diabetes, your doctor might suggest Admelog as a treatment option. It’s a prescription drug used to treat:
- type 1 diabetes in adults and some children
- type 2 diabetes in adults
The active ingredient in Admelog is insulin lispro. (The active ingredient is what makes a drug work.) It comes as a liquid solution for injection. This can be done as either an injection under the skin or as an intravenous (IV) infusion (an injection into a vein given over time).
Admelog belongs to a group of drugs known as fast-acting insulin analogs. An analog is a synthetic form of the insulin found naturally in your body.
This article describes the dosages of Admelog, as well as its strength and how to use it. To learn more about Admelog, see this in-depth article.
Note: This article covers Admelog’s usual dosages, which are provided by the drug’s manufacturer. But when using Admelog, always use the dosage your doctor prescribes.
The information below describes the common dosages of Admelog. Your doctor will discuss the right amount of medicine for you.
Admelog may be given as an injection under the skin. It can also be given as an intravenous (IV) infusion (an injection into a vein given over time) by a healthcare professional.
Does Admelog come in vials? Are there other forms of Admelog available?
Admelog comes in many forms.
It comes in two different amounts.
- a 10-milliliter (mL) vial that contains 1,000 units of insulin for multiple doses
- 300 units ofinsulin for several doses is contained in a 3-mL vial.
Admelog comes in disposable pens. Each pen has 300 units of the drug. This is a different form of Admelog. TheFrequently asked questions section is where you can find more information about this.
What strength does Admelog come in?
Admelog is available in one strength. It contains 100 units of the drug per 1 mL of liquid solution.
What are the usual dosages of Admelog?
There are a number of factors that affect the amount of Admelog you get. These include:
- The severity of your condition.
- your blood sugar goals
- Your diet is dependent on your intake of food.
- Your lifestyle is exercise.
- Other conditions may be present.
- your blood sugar level
- “Your body’s response toinsulin”
Your doctor will usually start you with a low dose of Admelog. They may adjust your dosage based on your blood sugar levels. They will prescribe the smallest dose that will provide the desired effect.
The information below describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. But be sure to use the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. They’ll determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
Dosing for type 1 diabetes
“The manufacturer of Admelog doesn’t give a dosage chart or guidelines for the drug. Individualized Admelog dosing is required for managing blood sugar.”
Your doctor will help you calculate your daily needs when you begin Admelog. The amount ofinsulin you get per day is based on your body weight and other factors.
You’ll usually take half your daily insulin as long-acting insulin and the other half as fast-acting insulin such as Admelog.
Your dosage of Admelog for type 1 diabetes is based on your insulin goals, You are taking other drugs., your diet, and other factors. Your doctor will discuss your dosage with you and how to adjust your dose based on your blood sugar level.
According to the American Diabetes Association, usual dosages of fast-acting insulin for type 1 diabetes are between 0.4 units to 1 unit of insulin per kilogram (kg)* of body weight.
You’ll typically inject your Admelog dose 15 minutes before a meal or right after eating. If your doctor wants you to use Admelog with an insulin pump, they’ll show you how to use it.
If you have questions about Admelog, you should talk to your doctor.
This is 2.2 pounds.
Dosing for type 2 diabetes
The manufacturer of Admelog doesn’t provide dosing information or an Admelog dosing chart for type 2 diabetes. Your dosage is based your blood sugar level, You are taking other drugs., and other factors as mentioned above.
Based on recommendations from the American Diabetes Association, the typical starting dose of fast-acting insulin is 4 units or 10 percent of your long-acting insulin dose. It’s recommended that you inject the fast-acting insulin dose 15 minutes before your largest meal or right after eating it. A fast-acting insulin such as Admelog is added to mealtimes to help manage blood sugar levels.
If you have questions about the Admelog, you should talk to your doctor. They will explain how to calculate your dose and adjust it based on your blood sugar level.
What’s the dosage of Admelog for children?
Children and adults with type 1 diabetes can use admelog. It is not for use in children with type 2 diabetes.
“The manufacturer of Admelog doesn’t give children information about how much they need to drink. Your child’s doctor will determine the best dose based on their individual factors.”
If you have questions about Admelog, you should talk to your doctor.
Is Admelog used long term?
Admelog is usually used for a long time. If you and your doctor determine that Admelog is safe and effective for you, you will likely use it for a long time.
You may need to adjust your dosage with Admelog. These include:
- If you are changing from another medication to Admelog.
- How your body reacts toinsulin sensitivity
- your blood sugar level, diet, and exercise habits
- You are taking other drugs.
- if you have liver or kidney problems
Answers to some questions about Admelog are below.
Is there a dosing chart I can refer to if I need to adjust my dose of Admelog?
The manufacturer of Admelog doesn’t provide dosing recommendations or an Admelog dosing chart for the drug. This is because your dosage is based on individual factors such as the type of diabetes you have, your blood sugar level, age, weight, and other factors.
The “What is Admelog\’s dosage?” section gives more information on factors that affect your Admelog dose.
The form of Admelog that your doctor will prescribe is the one that best suits your needs.
They will show you how to adjust your blood sugar level and how to calculate your Admelog dose.
What is Admelog SoloStar? And are the dosages for SoloStar and vials of the drug different?
Admelog SoloStar is a prefilled disposable pen for single patient use. Each pen contains 300 units of insulin in 3 milliliters (mL) of liquid solution.
It is a form that allows you to choose your exact dose. Each pen click has 1 unit of the drug. This allows you to measure the exact dose without using a needle.
For more information on how to use the Admelog SoloStar, see the manufacturer’s instructions.
Multiple-dose vials are different from Admelog SoloStar. Multiple-dose vials can be used to give several doses of insulin.
- as an injection under the skin
- as an intravenous (IV) infusion (an injection into a vein given over time) after the drug has been diluted. This is given by a healthcare professional, usually in a hospital or medical facility.
- continuous infusion under the skin by insulin pump
The 10-mL multiple-dose vial has 1,000 units ofinsulin. The pen has 300 units.
Your doctor will help you decide which form is best for you.
Note: Do not reuse needles or share your Admelog SoloStar pen with anyone.
If Admelog is not working to manage my blood sugar, can I increase my dose?
Your doctor will help you calculate your dose when you start treatment. They will explain how to adjust it based on your blood sugar level and if you are using insulin.
Admelog takes a long time if you have a high blood sugar level.
You’ll use Admelog 15 minutes before or right after a meal to manage your blood sugar level. It starts to work quickly (in about 5 to 15 minutes) and the effects can last around 4 to 6 hours.
Many other factors can also affect blood sugar level, including stress, infection, and other health conditions you may have. So it’s important to call your doctor immediately if your blood sugar level increases suddenly.
If your blood sugar level is within a range that’s determined safe, your doctor may recommend a temporary dose increase. Or they may adjust the dosage of You are taking other drugs. to help manage your blood sugar. Regardless, they’ll likely review all your medications and talk with you about your diet and lifestyle.
Using too much Admelog can increase your risk of serious side effects such as severe hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar), which can be dangerous. Be sure to call your doctor right away if you feel Admelog isn’t managing your condition.
The amount of Admelog you are prescribed may be affected by a number of factors. These include:
- The severity of your condition.
- Your age.
- Your weight.
- your diet and exercise habits
- Your overall health.
- Other conditions may be present. (see “Dosage adjustments” under “What is Admelog’s dosage?”)
Admelog can be given in many ways.
You can give yourself Admelog as an injection under the skin, in your thigh, upper arm, buttock, or belly area. You’ll typically inject your dose 15 minutes before a meal or right after a meal. Be sure to rotate your injection spot each time to avoid injection site reactions. For instructions on how to inject this drug, see the information provided by the manufacturer (starting on page 8).
Admelog can also be given as intravenous (IV) infusion (an injection into a vein given over time). This is done by a healthcare professional, usually in a hospital.
And Admelog can be given by an insulin pump. This is a device worn on your body that delivers a constant amount of insulin all day. You can give yourself extra doses of fast-acting insulin at mealtimes to help manage your blood sugar level. If your doctor recommends an insulin pump, they’ll explain how to calculate the correct dose of the drug for the pump. Be sure to throw away any unused Admelog from your insulin pump at least every 7 days.
For information on Admelog expiration, storage, and disposal, see this article.
Admelog is taken with meals. If you’ve missed your usual dose and it’s been less than 2 hours since you last ate, you can give yourself a dose. But if it’s been longer than 2 hours since you last ate, skip the missed dose. Admelog on an empty stomach can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
If you skip a missed dose, be aware your blood sugar level could increase. You’ll need to watch for symptoms of high blood sugar such as:
- fatigue (low energy)
- excessive thirst
- blurry vision
- excessive urination
If you need help remembering your dose of Admelog on time, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or downloading a reminder app on your phone.
If you use more Admelog than your doctor prescribes, you can be in danger of serious side effects.
Symptoms of overdose can include:
Severe hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar), with symptoms such as:
- There was a seizure.
Hypokalemia (low potassium level), with symptoms such as:
What to do in case you use too much Admelog
Call your doctor right away if you think you’ve used too much Admelog. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource. But if you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 (or your local emergency number) or go to the nearest emergency room.
The dosages provided by the drug manufacturer are described in the sections above. If your doctor recommends Admelog, they will prescribe the correct amount.
Remember, you should not change your dosage of Admelog without your doctor’s recommendation. Use Admelog exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your current dosage. Here are some examples of questions you may want to ask:
- Is my dosage of Admelog different if I have type 1 versus type 2 diabetes?
- Is my Admelog dosage going to need to be changed if I take other drugs with it?
- Can my Admelog dose change over time?
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Will I need a higher Admelog if I eat more food?
Maybe. Your dosage of Admelog depends on many factors, including your diet, how much you exercise, your blood sugar goals, and more.
Admelog will be used to manage your blood sugar level, but you will have to check it out with your doctor. If you have more Carbohydrates for a meal, you may need to adjust your dosage. They will teach you how to calculate and adjust your dose.
Your doctor can give you more information about your diet and how it affects your blood sugar level.
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