Humulin , chemically known as insulin, is a hormone used to treat diabetes. It works by helping the body to process glucose and allow ing it to enter into the bloodstream. It also provides you with energy between meals by using the sugar, fat and protein already in your system.

Normally, Humulin is available in vial form to be injected beneath the skin with a syringe, or in cartridge form to be injected with a pen. The dose of Humulin will differ between patients depending on the severity of the diabetes.

The most common side effects from Humulin are skin redness, itchiness, or swelling at the injection area, lightheadedness, dizziness, confusion, weakness, sweating, nervousness, dry mouth and seizures.

Humulin is occasionally used to treat other conditions, as prescribed by your doctor.

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