What You Need To Know About Humalog Coupons, Cost, and Patient Assistance Programs


Posted by Prescription Hope - See Editorial Guidelines (Last Updated On: Fri Apr 14 2023)

Is your Humalog medication too expensive?

The average retail price for Humalog costs over $300 for a pack of 5 insulin pens. The price you pay for Humalog will vary depending on your insurance coverage and the pharmacy you visit.

Humalog coupons may also be available to many patients. However, even with a Humalog coupon, you may still be paying too much.

Patients can get their Humalog medication for $60.00 per month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service. Although Prescription Hope is not a Humalog coupon, individuals looking for a Humalog coupon can save more money through Prescription Hope!

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Here is the Humalog cost comparison chart.

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Please note: The Prescription Hope service fee of $60.00 per month per medication for Humalog does not change, even if your healthcare provider increases your dose.

The four options you have to save money on Humalog

There are four main ways to save money on out-of-pocket costs when it comes to prescription medication.

  1. Join a healthcare plan with prescription drug coverage (Please make sure the medication you are taking is in the insurance formulary.)
  2. Prescription drug discount cards
  3. Coupon cards that are directly for the pharmaceutical manufacturer
  4. Patient assistance programs, which are also directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer

Now that we have given you the four main medication savings programs, there are a few hurdles to go over in each of those areas. We will be quick about this…

When you join a health insurance program, you will have high deductibles, copays, and things of that nature.

When you have prescription drug discount cards, the discounts are uneven all across the board.

Coupons sponsored directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer specifically for brand-name medications are excellent in the short run. For the long term, there is a lot of money still left out of your pocket…

Last are the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s patient assistance programs that give away medication to individuals who qualify, which provides unmatched medication savings for the long term.

Do I qualify for Humalog patient assistance programs?

Qualifying for Humalog patient assistance programs is based on household income guidelines. Every patient assistance program uses different criteria for qualification, so we use the information below as general guidelines:

Prescription Hope income guidelines
  • An individual earning up to $50,000 a year may qualify
  • Households of 2 individuals with a combined income up to $70,000 a year may qualify
  • Guidelines can increase in families making up to $200,000 per year

Prescription Hope suggests that anyone looking to save money on Humalog submit an enrollment form.

Suppose you do not qualify to receive Humalog through patient assistance programs. In that case, we will never charge a service fee for that medication. Once you have been pre-qualified and your first charge has been paid but we find we can’t get your medication, you will be refunded any service fees paid for the medication.

Soon after submitting an enrollment form, we will determine whether you qualify to receive the medications you have requested for through patient assistance programs.

Suppose we find a program that will work for you. In that case, we will reach out to you for any additional information needed and reach out to your healthcare provider for the prescription.

Once we receive this information back, we immediately order your medication for you. After that, Prescription Hope works to manage medication orders, refill medications on time throughout the year, maintain up-to-date records, and renew your prescription medication’s enrollment every year.

Once all requested paperwork is received from you and your healthcare provider, your first order of medication is typically delivered within 2 to 4 weeks, we then continue to manage ongoing refills month after month. We will then place refills ahead of time so that you receive your medication on a regular schedule.

During the four to six week enrollment period, we recommend that you ask your healthcare provider if they could provide you with Humalog samples while waiting for your first shipment.

Through our program, Americans save thousands every year from the retail cost of their prescription medications through Prescription Hope. To learn more about how Prescription Hope works, you can visit our website.

If you are looking to save money on a medication other than Humalog, you can view a complete list of medications available through patient assistance programs here.

Prescription Hope also offers the top prescribed diabetes medications on a national level, including:

Who is Prescription Hope?

Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that provides access to brand-name medication through patient assistance programs.

Prescription Hope charges a service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service per medication to manage medication orders and refills.

There are no other costs, fees, deductibles, or copays associated with the Prescription Hope service.

Prescription Hope is not an insurance product, coupon card, discount program, or pharmacy.

Prescription Hope is a medication access service that manages patient assistance programs for you. We do not manufacture, store, or ship medications.

Our medication list includes the top-100 prescribed medications offered by U.S. based pharmaceutical manufacturers.

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What is Humalog (insulin lispro)?

Humalog (insulin lispro) injection is FDA-approved fast-acting insulin, sometimes called mealtime insulin, only available to individuals with a prescription.

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and controls blood sugar levels by helping the body use and store its sugar from the food we eat. In patients with diabetes, there is either not enough insulin getting produced, or the cells are not responding well enough to insulin to control blood sugar levels.

Humalog (insulin lispro) starts working faster and for a shorter period than regular human insulin. It is used to treat people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes for controlling hyperglycemia.

The safety and effectiveness of Humalog for children with type 2 diabetes or children younger than 3 years of age with type 1 diabetes are not yet determined. There are no complete clinical studies for children in these groups.

This insulin is often used along with long-acting insulin, such as Lantus or Basaglar, or oral diabetes medications.

Important safety information & warnings

Facts about Humalog Mix50/50, Mix75/25, insulin lispro protamine, and insulin lispro injectable suspension Mix75/25:

  • Humalog Mix50/50 and Mix75/25 are also known as insulin lispro protamine and insulin lispro injectable suspension.
  • These are all mixed U-100 insulins. Meaning, they all contain 100 units/mL and contain a mix of fast-acting and intermediate-acting insulins.
  • Researchers have not determined if these forms are safe and effective for children younger than 18 years of age.

Do not take this medication if you have:

Never reuse or share your insulin needles with other people. This includes the single-patient use pen (KwikPen), cartridges, needles, and syringes. Doing so can put you and the other person at an increased risk of infection.

Do not use a syringe to remove insulin from the prefilled pen.

Never change your dose of Humalog or the type of insulin you use. Doing so can cause severe high or low blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can be serious and life-threatening. Symptoms of hypoglycemia may include:

  • dizziness or light-headedness
  • sweating
  • confusion
  • headache
  • blurred vision
  • slurred speech
  • shakiness
  • fast heartbeat
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • mood change
  • hunger

Before using Humalog, tell your healthcare provider:

  • About any other medications you are taking, including other prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking medications called TZDs (thiazolidinediones). Certain drug interactions are possible and can lead to adverse reactions.
  • About the history of your medical conditions, especially if you have heart disease or liver or kidney problems. Some medical problems can affect your dose and need for insulin.
  • If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Your healthcare provider will help you determine the best way to manage your diabetes during pregnancy.
  • If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Researchers have not yet determined if Humalog passes through breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about using this medication while breastfeeding.

How to store Humalog:

Store your unused Humalog vials and pens in the refrigerator between 36- and 46-degrees Fahrenheit. Never let your insulin freeze, and do not use it if it gets frozen. Unopened Humalog can be used up until the expiration date printed on the label.

Humalog that you are currently using can be stored at room temperature (up to 86℉ degrees) for up to 28 days. Try to keep your insulin away from heat and light.

How is Humalog used?

Humalog can come in the form of either a vial or a prefilled pen. An instructional insert comes with each form of insulin. Read the complete instruction guide to know how to prepare and inject each dose and dispose of needles and pens correctly.

Patients must continue to check their blood sugar and use Humalog exactly as their healthcare provider has prescribed it.

This type of insulin can either be used in an insulin pump or for multiple daily injections. Your healthcare provider will provide you with advice specific to your method of using Humalog.

How to inject Humalog:

  • Before injecting, check the insulin label to ensure it is the correct type of insulin and not expired.
  • Use a new needle each time you administer your dose. A new needle will prevent the risk of infection and ensure the correct dose gets administered each time.
  • Rotate injection sites each time you inject your insulin. Rotating injection sites can help prevent injection site reactions and thickening of the skin. Do not inject in places where the skin gets thickened, bruised, scaly, scarred, or damaged.

When to inject your mealtime insulin:

  • For administering mealtime insulin, such as Humalog, the general recommendation is to inject it under your skin within 15 minutes before or right after your meal.
  • When taking one of the mixed forms of Humalog, it should be injected under the skin within 15 minutes before your meal.

Where to inject Humalog:

Humalog should get injected under the skin around the stomach, buttocks, upper legs, or upper arms. Be sure to rotate injection sites with each dose.

Dosage and administration

Your specific Humalog dose will vary from other individuals. The dose gets based upon your specific needs and condition. Your healthcare provider will prescribe a dose for you to take and make adjustments to that dose as needed.

If you are new to using insulin lispro or are switching from a different type of mealtime insulin, then closely monitor your blood sugar level. Checking your blood sugar often or using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) will help your healthcare provider make appropriate adjustments to your insulin dosage.

Never mix or dilute this medicine with any other insulin or solution.

Patients with type 1 diabetes must either use this insulin in an insulin pump or with long-acting insulin. Talk to your healthcare provider about your options.

Dosage form and strengths:

100 units per mL (U-100) options:

  • 10 mL vials
  • 3 mL Humalog KwikPen (prefilled)
  • 3 mL Humalog Junior KwikPen (prefilled)
  • 3 mL cartridges

200 units per mL (U-200) options

  • 3 mL Humalog KwikPen (prefilled)

Side effects of Humalog

Humalog may cause serious side effects, which can include:

  • Low blood sugar, which can cause:
    • dizziness
    • dizziness or light-headedness
    • sweating
    • confusion
    • headache
    • blurred vision
    • slurred speech
    • shakiness
    • fast heartbeat
    • anxiety
    • irritability
    • mood change
    • hunger
  • Allergic reaction. Get emergency help if you have:
    • a rash over your whole body
    • trouble breathing
    • a rapid heartbeat
    • swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
    • sweating
    • shortness of breath
    • extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion
  • Heart Failure: Taking thiazolidinediones (TZDs) with insulin lispro can cause heart failure in some patients. Notify your healthcare provider right away if you have new or worsening signs of heart failure.
  • Low potassium (hypokalemia) in your blood, causing severe breathing problems, irregular heartbeat, and death.
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and diabetic ketoacidosis. If you have problems with your insulin pump or your insulin is no longer effective, this can cause severe high blood sugar levels.

The most common side effects of Humalog may include:

  • low blood sugar
  • allergic reactions
  • minor reactions at the injection site
  • changes in fat tissue where you have injected Humalog
  • itching
  • rash
  • swelling
  • weight gain

Report side effects to your healthcare provider, especially if you have persistent adverse reactions.

It is always recommended that you keep extra insulin supplies with you if there is a problem with your insulin pump or injection device.

What to avoid when using Humalog

Avoid mixing insulin lispro with any other type of insulin or solution. Always make sure the insulin is clear and colorless and does not have any particles floating in it.

Avoid driving or operating machinery if you have extremely high or low blood sugar levels. You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness, making it dangerous. Wait until you know you can perform the activity safely and effectively.

Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication, as it may increase your risk of having hypoglycemia.

What drugs can affect Humalog?

Drugs that can increase your risk of hypoglycemia:

Taking other glucose-lowering medications, salicylates, sulfonamide antibiotics, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, fluoxetine, pramlintide, disopyramide, fibrates, propoxyphene, pentoxifylline, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blocking agents, and somatostatin analogs can increase your risk of having a hypoglycemic event with Humalog.

Drugs that can decrease Humalog’s effect:

Humalog’s glucose-lowering effect can be impacted if co-administered with corticosteroids, isoniazid, niacin, estrogens, oral contraceptives, phenothiazines, danazol, diuretics, sympathomimetic agents, somatropin, atypical antipsychotics, glucagon, protease inhibitors, and thyroid hormones.

Drugs that can increase or decrease Humalog’s effect:

The overall effectiveness of Humalog can be impacted if taken with beta-blockers, clonidine, lithium salts, and alcohol.

It is important to note that other drugs may mask hypoglycemia. Medicines such as beta-blockers, clonidine, guanethidine, and reserpine can make you unaware of a hypoglycemic event.

Talk to your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including other prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. You may need your Humalog dosage adjusted depending on what other medicines you are taking.

Contraindications

The following are contraindicated with Humalog:

  • During hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) events
  • In those with a hypersensitivity to insulin lispro or any of the ingredients.

Learn how people pay the set cost of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for Humalog through Prescription Hope!

Are you looking for a place to get your Humalog (insulin lispro) medication at an affordable price?

Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that provides access to brand-name medication through patient assistance programs.

Prescription Hope charges a service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service per month for each medication accessed to manage medication orders and refills.

There are no other costs, fees, deductibles, or copays associated with the Prescription Hope service.

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Is there a generic version of Humalog available?

A Humalog generic is currently available in the United States under the name insulin lispro. However, the generic form is still produced by the same manufacturer (Lilly), and the price remains too high for many patients. Therefore, Prescription Hope remains a viable option for many patients despite the generic availability of Humalog.

How much does Humalog cost without health insurance?

The retail price of Humalog without insurance is $311 for a 5-pack of 3 mL KwikPens and $167 for a vial of 1,000 units (U-100 10mL). Qualifying patients may be able to get their Humalog insulin for the set service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service , with or without insurance.

Is Humalog a fast-acting insulin?

Yes, Humalog is a fast-acting insulin, also known as a mealtime insulin. It starts working faster but for a shorter period compared to regular human insulin.

How quickly does Humalog lower blood sugar?

Humalog starts to work in about 15 minutes after injection. It peaks in about 1 hour and will continue to work for a total of 2-4 hours.

Does health insurance cover Humalog?

Most insurance plans and Medicare will cover Humalog. However, many patients still find that their Humalog medication is too expensive despite having insurance coverage. So, whether you are with or without insurance, you can still enroll in Prescription Hope and potentially save hundreds each month.

Does Humalog have a patient assistance program?

There is a patient assistance program for Humalog. Prescription Hope can enroll individuals who qualify into the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s patient assistance program for the set medication access service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service.

Is Prescription Hope a Humalog coupon, discount card, or insurance product?

Prescription Hope is not a Humalog coupon, discount card, or insurance product. Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that streamlines patient assistance programs for individuals who qualify to make their medication affordable. Although Prescription Hope is not a Humalog coupon, individuals looking for a Humalog coupon can save more through Prescription Hope! When you obtain your medications from Prescription Hope, your total will never cost more than $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for each medication. If we cannot help you obtain a prescription medication, we will never charge a service fee for that medication. Once you have been pre-qualified and your first charge has been paid but we find we can’t get your medication, you will be refunded any service fees paid for the medication.

Can Prescription Hope get Humalog if I have insurance?

Yes. Every year, Prescription Hope works with some of the most prominent insurance organizations across the United States. Because Prescription Hope is NOT an insurance plan, our service works alongside your coverage to make your medication more affordable. This includes Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Humana. When adding Prescription Hope, insurance organizations can provide a better level of care for their clients. Enroll with Prescription Hope now to make your medication more affordable.


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