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What should I know about Humulin R before taking it?

Humulin R is only part of a complete treatment for diabetes. Diet, exercise, weight management, blood sugar testing, and foot, eye, and dental care are all necessary to treat diabetes in conjunction with Humulin R.

You should not take Humulin R if you are having a low blood sugar episode. If you have kidney, liver, nerve, adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid problems, or if you have diabetic ketoacidosis, need more than two injections of insulin daily, are fasting, or have high sodium levels or are on a low-salt diet, talk to your doctor before starting Humulin R. You should not take this medication if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before starting this medication, as the risk to a developing fetus or nursing infant is unknown.

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