Drug and Food Interactions :
- Controls your pets glucose levels.
- Works fast so your pets should start to feel better within a few days although results vary.
- Can be given by injection under the skin (subcutaneously) at home as directed by your veterinarian.
Tell your veterinarian about any other medications, vitamins, or supplements your pet is taking before treatment. A higher risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is possible if used with anabolic steroids, beta-blockers, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, phenylbutazone, sulfinpyrasone, tetracycline, or salicylates like aspirin. A higher risk of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) is possible if used with glucocorticoids, thyroid medications, dobutamine, epinephrine, estrogen/ progesterone combinations, or diuretics. Hypoglycemic agents such as glipizide may help lower insulin requirements, as may chromium picolate. Caution should be used when starting treatment for thyroid disorders in a diabetic animal because insulin needs may change. Changes in potassium levels are also possible when using insulin along with heart medications and/or diuretics. If you have any questions regarding the use of insulin with other medications in your pet, consult your veterinarian.Precautions :
It will take time and multiple laboratory tests to determine the best insulin dose. Dont make any changes to pets insulin regimen unless instructed to by your veterinarian as this can be dangerous. Use proper technique when giving your pet injections. It is important that you use only a U-100 syringes to avoid incorrect dosing. Make sure to follow your veterinarians recommendations requiring the type of food that you are feeding your pet and the time of day you are offering meals. Careful monitoring of your pets glucose levels is important for good results. Your veterinarian may have your test your pets urine or blood at home to ensure glucose levels are good. If your pet shows signs of low blood sugar, contact your veterinarian immediately.Storage:
Store unopened vials in refrigerator and opened bottles at room temperature or in refrigerator.