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No: You can use both but need separate injections. ...Read more
Different timing: R is usually given about 1/2 hr prior to a meal. No longer the short acting Insulin of choice because others more effective having shorter 1/2 lives. Nph may be combined with short acting Insulin or given alone to provide later coverage. Starts to peak in ~ 4 hrs, though effect will last for several. It peaks which predisposes people to low sugars. Newer insulins replace nph for better control. ...Read more
Im using humalog mix 25 & geting tightness & pain in my chest suddenly when I go outside or walk briskly or use stairs, & same happen with Humulin N ?
Chest pain: see a Dr: Chest pain or tightness in anyone with diabetes could be a heart attack or a precursor to one. Please go see a doctor today to be evaluated! Avoid exerting yourself until you see a doctor. Later, your doctor can adjust your diabetes medicine if needed. Take care of your heart first! ...Read more
Not much!: Humulin n and novolin n are both forms of nph insulin. Nph Insulin is considered intermediate-acting (generally less than 24 hours in duration, usually 8-12 hours). They are both heavily crystallized solutions of human insulin, which is what gives it the longer-acting property (and cloudy appearance) . Humulin is made by eli lilly & co. (usa), and novolin is made by novo nordisk (denmark). ...Read more
Yes: Store new (unopened) vials in the refrigerator, between 36 and 46 degrees f (2 and 8 degrees c). Do not freeze. Certain brands of the medicine may be stored at room temperature, below 77 degrees f (25 degrees c) for up to 6 weeks (42 days), if refrigeration is not possible. Check with your pharmacist to see if your brand can be stored at room temperature. Keep Humulin N vials in the carton to prot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only if use too much: It's a safe insulin. Only risk is if you use too much in which case it will cause low blood sugar. Other possible side effects are: thickening tissue/fat at the injection site, pain at injection site, weight gain, pruritis (itchiness), rash, water/sodium retention. ...Read more
It varies: If you are alone and took more than you would normally ever take, you should call 911 because if your sugars drops too fast, you might be too weak or too confused to do so later. If someone is with you, eat simple carbs or drink juice, aiming to keep your blood sugar 200-300 until the Insulin wears off. For humulin or Novolin R that's 6-8 hours. (see comment). ...Read more
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