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I took 18 units of Novolog instead of Lantus, no, thats

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I took 18 units of Novolog instead of Lantus
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: thats enough
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

When did you take it?

How is your normal schedule for insulin?

What was the last sugar level?

Do you feel any symptom now?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 months ago.

Hello again,
I am sorry for your health condition.
Novolog will have peak effect in about an hour.
Its effect usually lasts for 3-4 hours.
You need to check the sugar level during this period.
Hypoglycemia is usually considered when the blood glucose level falls below 70 mg/ dl.
If the sugar level goes below this level, please take 3 or 4 glucose tablets, 1/2 cup of fruit juice or regular (not diet) soft drink, tablespoonful of sugar or candy, or a cup of milk.
You can take meals too.
High sugar levels are less dangerous than lower levels.
If there are symptoms like irritability, tremor, sweating, confusion etc. & if the sugar level does not improve an emergency consultation with doctor will be needed.
Glucagon, IV glucose can be required.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish you good health.
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