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Humalog User Reviews & Ratings

Humalog has an average rating of 7.1 out of 10 from a total of 21 reviews on Drugs.com. 58% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 16% reported a negative experience.

Reviews for Humalog

  • Truth
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • August 28, 2021

For Diabetes, Type 1 "I have used Humalog for 5 years. My insurance company told me I could no longer use any other insulin. Why they told me that, only they know. It appears to be a result of Lily's sales team. Humalog worked good for a few years. Last year it suddenly stopped working well. I suddenly needed TWICE as much insulin for each dose. I count carbs and use 1 unit of Humalog for every 10 carbs eaten. Suddenly, my BG was thru the ceiling. On a guess, I increased my Humalog by 60%, my BG went down considerably. I increased it more until my BG was back to normal. You can blame whatever reason you want, but I think Humalog has been altered by Lily. It just isn't as effective for me, it goes bad twice as fast, it can NOT be allowed to get to room temp. (warmer than 75 F) or it stops working at all. I stopped using Humalong. I use Novolog. Novolog works better, quicker and is more dependable than Lily's altered Humalog. If Humalog works for you, great. It is terrible for me."

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  • Rick
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • November 3, 2019

For Diabetes, Type 2 "I've been on Humalog for several years, I've tried Novalog and Apidra and both have given me terrible side effects. Humalog also gave me side effects and have noticed that throughout the years it has gotten worse, the headaches start from the back of my head, then it works it way down the back of my neck and spine. It has also creates an upset stomach that leads to acid reflux, chest pains and an increase in blood pressure. It has sent me to the ER several times, at first not realizing it was the insulin causing all the problems. When I stopped it to use Apidra, all the symptoms disappeared for about a week until I started getting other side effects from the Apidra that were worse and I had no choice but to go back to Humalog, I seem to have run out of options, it's I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't...in search of a better solution before it kills me..."

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  • cat...
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • April 23, 2018

For Diabetes, Type 2 "I used to have effective treatment of diabetes with humalog and lantus but recently the humalog is not working. I gave the humalog company a call but they said they had not recently received other complaints. I've been on the 100, 200, and now the 500 strength and none of them are working. Seems like the pens are filled with water, not insulin."

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  • Cyclops
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • May 2, 2024

For Diabetes, Type 1 "I am on a Medtronic insulin pump, and have had good results from this medication. Unfortunately, Medicare told me that Humalog was no longer covered; I was switched to Fiasp. Within two days, my average blood sugar went from 130 to 680. In the meantime, I had changed my diet three times and doubled my daily insulin dose, to no avail. I was switched back to Humalog, and within a day my blood sugars were back down to normal. Now, I am having trouble paying the $450.00 a month for the insulin... shame on Medicare."

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  • Alx
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 12, 2013

For Diabetes, Type 2 "I have had diabetes for three years and I was not able to control it much, had been on Lantus and Humulin. Unfortunately my sugar readings were too high. It's been a month now since am on Humalog and my readings have never been better. Am so glad my doctor put me on Humalog, it really works."

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  • Vic
  • April 6, 2021

For Diabetes, Type 1 "I have been using Humalog for approximately 1 year, in addition to Lantus. It has been working fine, but my complaint is in the pens. I have had 4 pens malfunction over the past year. I understand there are flaws in any item. But, when I called Lily to get replacements for the pens, they flat refused to stand behind their product. I just want to warn everyone who plans or is using this medication that Lily does not stand behind their product and you will be spending extra money in the event you experience a bad pen. These pens can get expensive. Buyer beware!!!"

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  • kjnk
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • April 27, 2019

For Diabetes, Type 1 "I've been using Humalog for about 6 months so far. I was using Novolog before having to switch because of my insurance. I have found that I need to take more of the Humalog and the reaction time is also slower then Novolog."

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  • LJS
  • January 13, 2012

For Diabetes, Type 1 "I've been using Humalog in my insulin pump for over 10 years. Humalog works well as a basal insulin as well as bolus for highs that may occur due to a variety of circumstances. I've found it very easy to adjust my blood glucose levels using Humalog."

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  • Kathy
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • August 10, 2019

For Diabetes, Type 2 "I have been on Humalog for over a year and works well in dropping high sugar; however I started having fast pulse. EKG was done shows Sinus Tachyardia. I found on the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) that Humalog causes Sinus Tachyardia. So I'm done with Humalog."

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  • None
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 10, 2018

For Diabetes, Type 2 "It did not work when I used it and it gave me high blood pressure. That was how I started taking blood pressure medication. When I stopped, my blood pressure got better but never went back to what it was prior."

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  • Dukster
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 1, 2019

For Diabetes, Type 1 "62 year old male, pancreatic cancer patient. I am developing diabetes due to a partial pancreatectomy. Humalog works very well, and works exactly as described on the web, and in the instruction pamphlet. No surprises !!"

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  • Joy...
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • December 28, 2021

For Diabetes, Type 1 "I have been on humalog for at least 15 years with my insulin pump , 770G it works really well, yes the diabetes sugars goes up and down but not due to the humalog my body, stress bad back stress, infection , various reasons for the fluctuations and I don’t blame the insulin at all."

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  • Paulo
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • November 21, 2023

For Diabetes, Type 1 "I'm from Brazil and I'm type 1. I've been using Humalog for almost one year. It's going well, my blood sugar goes down quickly and I use it as basal too and works well. Sometimes it doesn't work well because you have to balance your meals and exercise more to avoid creating resistance to the medicine. In Brazil, it's a little expensive and the government doesn't cover it."

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  • Anonymous
  • May 18, 2011

For Diabetes, Type 2 "Good for treating post-meal blood sugar spikes."

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  • RTMc
  • October 2, 2015

For Diabetes, Type 2 "Significant weight gain (10%) very soon after starting Humalog. Not a powerful reducer of sugar like I would have expected for the frequency and cost."

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  • FAB
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • September 26, 2018

For Diabetes, Type 2 "Humalog has worked for me lowering my blood glucose. BUT....I gained 30 lbs and can not get it off."

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  • tired...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 8, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 "I take after a meal and it does not work"

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • October 6, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 "The pen doesn't work right. The injection goes 10 units before insulin comes out not good thing its like full of air without the bubbles"

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  • 66...
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • November 17, 2021

For Diabetes, Type 1 "I find the pen does not dispense accurately. I have to leave the pen in more time than should be necessary to accommodate for leakage."

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  • bnblo...
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • February 20, 2016

For Diabetes, Type 1 "I've been using Humalog for 15 years or so. I've never had a problem with it. I use an insulin pump and it works well with my basal dose."

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  • yoj
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • October 15, 2022

For Diabetes, Type 2 "I have a problem getting the needle on the insulin pen I have to twist it on so tight I can't hard to get it off"

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