How much should I expect to pay for Insulin Lispro Injection?

Prescription drug pricing can be confusing. Two people may pay different amounts for the same drug, depending on their insurance situation.

The list price1 of a 5-pack of 3 mL Insulin Lispro Injection U-100 KwikPens (15 mL or 15,000 units) is $265.20 and the list price of an Insulin Lispro Injection U-100 10 mL (10,000 units) vial is $137.35, but the amount you pay will largely depend on your prescription drug insurance plan. Insulin needs vary significantly from person to person, some take only 5 units per meal while others take over 100 units per meal. Given this variability, providing a relevant average cost for a month’s supply of Insulin Lispro Injection is difficult. For the most accurate information, talk to your insurance provider who knows the details of your plan.

Find Out if Insulin Lispro Injection is Right for You

Insulin Lispro Injection is a different-priced mealtime insulin option to Humalog® U-100 that may help lower out-of-pocket costs. When you go to pick up your prescription, your pharmacist will help evaluate if Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection is the least expensive option for you. For many commercially insured patients, Humalog may still be less expensive than Lilly’s Insulin Lispro Injection.

Individuals should consider formulary status of all medications they may be taking when making enrollment decisions. Only your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to determine the most cost-effective option for you.

Want More Information?

To learn more about Lilly’s Insulin Lispro Injection, call the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center at 1-833-808-1234 Monday-Friday, 9 am to 8 pm, ET.

NOTE: The Lilly Diabetes Solution Center will not be able to determine if Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection is the most cost-effective option for you. For the most accurate information, talk to your insurance provider who knows the details of your plan.

1 List price, also referred to as wholesale acquisition cost or WAC, is the price at which Lilly sells its products to wholesalers and may not represent actual transactional prices patients pay at the pharmacy. WAC from AnalySource accessed on July 3, 2019. Reprinted with permission by First Databank, Inc. All rights reserved. ©2019. https://www.fdbhealth.com/policies/drug-pricing-policy/.

Indication and Important Safety Information for Humalog® (insulin lispro) and Insulin Lispro Injection
INDICATION FOR HUMALOG AND INSULIN LISPRO INJECTION

Humalog and Insulin Lispro Injection are used to treat people with diabetes for the control of high blood sugar.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR HUMALOG AND INSULIN LISPRO INJECTION

What is the most important information I should know about Humalog and Insulin Lispro Injection?
  • Do not share your Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection KwikPen or syringe with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.
  • Do not change the insulin you use without talking to your healthcare provider. Changes may make you more likely to experience low or high blood sugar. Changes should be made cautiously under the supervision of your healthcare provider.
  • Test your blood sugar levels as your healthcare provider instructs.
  • Your insulin dose may need to change because of illness, stress, other medicines you take, change in diet, or change in physical activity or exercise.
  • When used in a pump, do not mix or dilute Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection with any other insulin or liquid.
Who should not take Humalog and Insulin Lispro Injection?
  • Do not take Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or if you are allergic to Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection or any of the ingredients in Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection.
Before using Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection, what should I tell my healthcare providers?
  • About all of your medical conditions, including liver, kidney, or heart failure or other heart problems.
  • If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • About all the medicines you take, including prescription (especially ones commonly called TZDs [thiazolidinediones]) and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
How should I use Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection?
  • Humalog and Insulin Lispro Injection are rapid-acting insulins. Take Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection within fifteen minutes before eating or right after eating a meal.
  • Always make sure you receive the correct type of Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection from the pharmacy.
  • Do not use Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection if it is cloudy, colored, or has solid particles or clumps in it.
  • Inject Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection under your skin (subcutaneously). Never inject into a vein or muscle. Change (rotate) your injection site with each dose. Make sure you inject the correct insulin and dose.
  • Do not re-use needles. Always use a new needle for each injection. Re-use of needles can cause you to receive the wrong dose of Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection and result in infection.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection affects you. Do not use alcohol while using Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection.
What are the possible side effects of Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection?
  • Severe low blood sugar can cause unconsciousness (passing out), seizures, and death. Low blood sugar is the most common side effect. There are many causes of low blood sugar, including taking too much Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection. It is important to treat it quickly. You can treat mild to moderate low blood sugar by drinking or eating a quick source of sugar right away. Symptoms may be different for each person. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about low blood sugar symptoms and treatment.
  • Severe life-threatening allergic reactions (whole-body reactions) can happen. Get medical help right away if you develop a rash over your whole body, have trouble breathing, have a fast heartbeat, or are sweating.
  • Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection can cause life-threatening low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia), which can cause severe breathing problems, irregular heartbeat, and death.
  • Serious side effects can include swelling of your hands and feet and heart failure when taking certain pills called thiazolidinediones or “TZDs” with Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection. This may occur in some people even if they have not had heart problems before. Tell your healthcare provider if you have shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, or sudden weight gain, which may be symptoms of heart failure. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust or stop your treatment with TZDs or Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection.
  • Failure of your insulin pump or infusion set or degradation of the insulin in the pump can cause hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis. Always carry an alternate form of insulin administration in case of pump failure.
  • The most common side effects of Humalog or Insulin Lispro Injection include low blood sugar, allergic reactions, including reactions at your injection site, skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), itching, and rash. These are not all of the possible side effects. Ask your healthcare provider for more information or for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Humalog and Insulin Lispro Injection are available by prescription only.

LEARN MORE

For additional information, talk to your healthcare providers and please click to access Humalog Full Prescribing Information and Patient Prescribing Information.
For additional information, talk to your healthcare providers and please click to access Insulin Lispro Injection Full Prescribing Information and Patient Prescribing Information.
Please click to access Instructions for Use for Humalog vial and Humalog KwikPen. Please click to access Instructions for Use for Insulin Lispro Injection vial and Insulin Lispro Injection KwikPen.
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