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can novolin (insulin) be purchased otc?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Novolin (insulin): is a prescription medication.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is novolin (insulin) truly animal or human?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Human: Meaning that it is synthetically made to be like human insulin, not that it comes from humans. Animal derived Insulin is no longer comercially available in the usa.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the risks associated with novolin (insulin)?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Hypoglycemia: Novolin n & Novolin R are two brands of insulin. Any time you take Insulin and don't eat, you risk hypoglycemia or low blood sugars. Depending upon how low is low, you might just feel miserable, fatigued, sweaty, heart pounding, tremors, can't think straight, etc. Or you might have a seizure, pass out, or die. Talk to your doctor about why you need novolin and what to look out for.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Does anyone use novolin 70/30 insulin?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes: Humulin and novolin (insulin) 70/30 can be used by people with diabetes who are on fixed schedules of eating and exercise who find newer Insulin analog combos too expensive.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between mixtard and novolin (insulin)?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Brand names: To the best of my knowledge mixtard is not available in the us and was removed from the uk market in 2010. The novolin (insulin) brand of different Insulin preparations is available in the us and widely used.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can anyone tell me what color is novolin insulin supposed to be?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Depends : Hi. Novolin (insulin) R is clear like water and Novolin (insulin) N is white.

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