Eli Lilly and Company announced the launch of Humalog 200 units/mL KwikPen (insulin lispro 200 units/mL [U-200]).

Humalog is a rapid-acting human insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes already taking mealtime insulin. Humalog U-200 KwikPen is a prefilled pen that holds twice as many units of insulin (600 units) as the U-100 formulation (300 units) in the same 3mL cartridge volume. It does not require dose conversions and can be dialed in 1-unit increments to a maximum of 60 units per injection. This formulation reduces the number of pen changes per month.

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Insulin lowers blood glucose by stimulating peripheral glucose uptake by skeletal muscle and fat, and by inhibiting hepatic glucose production. It inhibits lipolysis and proteolysis, and enhances protein synthesis.

Humalog U-200 KwikPen is available as 3mL cartridges in 2-count packages.

For more information call (800) 545-5979 or visit Humalog.com.