What are the side effects of intermediate-acting insulin?

If you have an allergic reaction to intermediate-acting insulin, you should get medical attention immediately. Signs of an allergic reaction include breathing difficulties; wheezing; an itchy rash that covers the body; rapid heart rate; feeling faint; and sweating. Symptoms of hypoglycemia are the most commonly noticed side effects of intermediate-acting insulin. These include nausea, hunger, weakness, headache, lethargy, confusion, rapid heart rate, blurred vision, dizziness, tremor, sweating, seizures, and concentration difficulties. Another possible side effect is a skin reaction such as swelling, itching, redness, or skin thickening where the intermediate-acting insulin is injected.

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