From Las Vegas, Nevada, USA:
Apparently, my son is allergic to Humalog. This is usually a local reaction at the injection site in the form or redness and or slight swelling.When we receive a new vial the doctor has injected a small amount of steroids into it. How much does this affect the absorption of the insulin? Are there other methods of treatment?
I would desensitize rather than switch insulins. I would also use a pediatric allergist to do this other docs aren't qualified. I have no experience putting steroids in the insulin vial, and I would expect the companies would just say no as they have no data. In addition, the FDA would frown on such practice.
Original posting 13 Apr 2003
Posted to Insulin Analogs
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:44
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