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which insulin may be added to an iv solution?

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Regular: Regular Insulin (humulin, novolin) should be used iv. The rapid acting subcutaneous insulins (eg. Aspart-insulin, or novolog) can be used iv, but offer no advantage, and are much more expensive.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015

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