Humulin is a life-saving medication for many people. Humulin N is a necessary medication for the treatment and maintenance of diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and 2. Since there are no generic equivalents, finding a co-pay card and a coupon can be difficult. According to a leading coupon provider, the use of the coupon can bring 1 vial of Humulin (10ml of Humulin N 100 units/ml) down to a cost of $100 a month.
What if we told you that you could fill your prescription for even less than that? If you’re an under-insured or uninsured American struggling to keep up with the cost of your prescription medication, read on.
What is Humulin?
Brought to market in 1982 by Eli Lilly and Company, Humulin offers affordable choices of insulin for people to manage their type 1 and type 2 diabetes. There are a few different types of Humulin, so talk to your doctor: they can help you determine what strength of insulin is necessary for you based on your individual blood sugar needs.
- Humulin R U-100 – A short-acting form of insulin. Best used to cover increases in blood sugar from meals within 30 minutes of eating.
- Humulin N – This is a synthetic form of insulin that lasts longer than insulin produced in the human body.
- Humulin 70/30 – This medication is a combination of short and intermediate-acting insulin to cover blood sugar needs throughout the day, at night, and after meals.
Do not use Humulin if white material (the insulin itself) stays at the bottom of the vial after mixing, or if there are solid particles in the solution. Please remember that needles and pens are for single-patient use and should never be shared. It should also be noted: never try and extract insulin from a pen using a syringe, as it may damage the pen and increase the risk of injury.
Humulin Side Effects
As with any medication, Humulin comes with a risk of side effects. Common side effects can include:
- Weight gain
- Swelling in the hands, feet, or ankles
- Low blood sugar
- Hollowing/Thickening of the skin at the injection point
The above symptoms are something to watch out for; however, if you experience any of the symptoms listed below, contact your doctor immediately.
- Leg cramps
- Irregular heartbeats
- Fluttering in your chest
- Increased thirst or urination
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Muscle weakness
Humulin Prescription Assistance
We offer discounts on prescription medication through programs known as patient assistance programs. With discount Rx service fees as low as $39.95 a month, we will work with your doctor(s) to get the medications you need at a price that makes sense. Sometimes prescription medication costs can seem disproportionate if you do not have health insurance. This is where Rx Assistance Programs comes in: we were founded on the belief that the uninsured and under-insured should not be financially penalized simply because they do not possess health insurance. We work with patient assistance programs and drug manufacturers to help you obtain the medication you need.
If you have any questions about our service, or if you would like to see if you qualify, visit our ‘contact’ page or give us a call at 1-(855)-201-0232. Happy holidays from everyone at Rx Assistance Programs!