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What's the diffence between humulin n and novolin (insulin) r?

What's the diffence between humulin n and novolin (insulin) r?

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

Humulin N (Definition)

Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowing it to leave the bloodstream and enter cells. Everyone needs insulin. People with type 1 diabetes can't make their own insulin. They must take insulin every day. Insulin is usually injected under the skin. In some cases, a pump delivers the insulin continuously. Insulin does not come in pill form. Insulin preparations differ in how fast they start to work and how long they last. The health care professional will review your blood glucose levels to determine the appropriate type of insulin you should use. More than one type of insulin may be mixed together in an injection to achieve the ...Read more


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I'm type2 diabetic 52year old female (insulin Humulin N only), frm last 3years I'm havin apetite nearly to zero I just want to know Y I'm nt having hunger?

I'm type2 diabetic 52year old female (insulin Humulin N only), frm last 3years I'm havin apetite nearly to zero I just want to know Y I'm nt having hunger?

Heck your labs.: It is not unusual for people to loose appetite in different conditions. But since you are diabetic for only few years itbusvinlikelybthatvdiabetesbwill have any part in it. You should get your labs checked including kidney and liver functioning. Also please exercise and see how good control you have on your diabetes. ...Read more

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Safe to switch from novolin (insulin) nph to humulin n?

Safe to switch from novolin (insulin) nph to humulin n?

Yes: You are basically switching from nph to another nph. They are just made by a different company. The onset of action and respond should be the same. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between lilly humulin n and novolin n insulin?

The manufacturer: Otherwise they are similar and function almost exactly the same way. They are, however, both old fashioned, out of date, and have been replaced by better insulins such as Lantus (insulin glargine) (glargine). ...Read more

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I'm T2 diabetic from last 17 years & got my BS under control since 2009, kidney and liver functions R f9, I'm having no appetite, using insulin humulin N?

Diabetes etc: Hello, this is way too complex a question to be asking here and frankly would be wrong to do so. Please go and see a well qualified Internal medicine specialist to help with that that. I also don't know what Rf9 means. Please do not use abbreviations because you will suffer someones mistake in translating that to mean something different~ thanks ...Read more

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I'm using humalog (insulin lispro) mix 25 & geting tightness & pain in my chest suddenly when I go outside or walk briskly or use stairs, & same happen with Humulin N?

I'm using humalog (insulin lispro) 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

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Please describe the medication: humulin (insulin)?

Brand name: Humulin is a brand of Insulin manufactured by the lilly company. Within that name brand are different formulations of Insulin which include humalog, (insulin lispro) regular, and nph. Additionally a variety of mixed insulins are available. ...Read more

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What are the differences between humulin (insulin) r and humulin (insulin) n?

What are the differences between humulin (insulin) r and humulin (insulin) n?

Humulin: Humulin is the marketed name by Eli Lilly and Company. Both are biosynthetic human insulin.
Humulin N, is neutral protamine hagedorn (NPH), an intermediate-acting insulin, has an onset of 1-3 hours, peak of 8 hours and duration of 12 to 16 hours.
Humulin R is Regular insulin, a short-acting insulin, has an onset of 30 to 60 minutes, a peak of 2-4 hours, and a duration of 5-8 hours. ...Read more

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Difference between humulin and novolin (insulin) n?

Difference between humulin and novolin (insulin) n?

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

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What are the side effects of humulin insulin?

Side effects: Possible side effects are: low blood sugar, thickening tissue/fat at the injection site, pain at injection site, weight gain, pruritis (itchiness), rash, water/sodium retention. ...Read more

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Can novulin be used in place of humulin (insulin)?

Generally, yes.: Novolin Insulin is very similar to humulin insulin. These are human insulins such as nph, regular, and mixtures of these. Novolin n and r are interchangeable with the Humulin N and r. ...Read more

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Humulin penfill and novolin (insulin) penfill same?

Humulin penfill and novolin (insulin) penfill same?

Similar: Humulin and novolin are made by two different companies, but they make similar products, so Humulin R would be similar to novolin r, Humulin N would be similar to novolin n. These are all "old fashion" insulins and not used very much anymore compared to humalog, novolog, lantus, Levemir (insulin detemir) insulins. ...Read more

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How is novolin (insulin) different from the humulin?

How is novolin (insulin) different from the humulin?

No difference: They work the same. The name is different because they are made by different companies. ...Read more

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What's the difference between novolin & humulin insulin?

What's the difference between novolin & humulin insulin?

2 comps; unit = unit: They are virtually same insulins made by 2 different companies and they do pretty much exactly the same thing, unit for unit. Novolin n/r or combo of two as 70/30 (70%n, 30%r--r =regular, fast acting, n=normal, longer acting). Humalin n/r or combo 70/30...So for all practical purposes, these two insulins are interchangeable. Consult doc if have concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you store humulin (insulin)?

Depends: From www. Drugs. Com "storing unopened humulin (insulin) vials or injection pens: keep in the carton and store in a refrigerator. Do not freeze. Throw away any Insulin not used before the expiration date on the medicine label. Storing after your first use: keep the "in-use" vials or injection pens at cool room temperature, away from heat and light, and use prior to the expiration date. Throw an in-use inject". ...Read more

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Where does humulin (insulin) come from?

Biosynthetic drug: Humulin and other brands of human insulin such as Nolovin are produced by inserting human DNA with the sequence for insulin into a common bacteria called E Coli and then the insulin produced is purified from the bacterial soup. Insulin has been made this way since the 1980s and is identical to the insulin we produce ourselves ...Read more

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Does humulin (insulin) have to be kept cold?

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 (insulin) N vials in the carton to prot. ...Read more

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Are there any risks in taking humulin insulin?

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

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How many hours does it take for humulin (insulin) to work?

Depends: Humulin (insulin) n is a brand of Insulin nph w/onset in 1-2hrs, peak in 4-14hrs & duration of 10->24hrs. Humulin (insulin) r is a brand of Insulin regular w/onset 30min-1hr, peak in 2-4hrs & duration of 6-12hrs. If you're ever unsure, ask your doctor & pharmacist! ...Read more

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How does the time-released insulin humulin work in the body?

Not time released: Humalin is a "long acting" Insulin with a peak at 8-12 hours. It peaks at dirrerent times in different individuals as well as interpersonal variation day to day which is why it is difficult to regulate hepatic glucose production. A truely time released or better stated: even dose Insulin like glargine (lantus) avoids peaks in Insulin and lows in glucose and is therefore safer. ...Read more

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What happens if I accidentally gave myself humulin (insulin)?

Which insulin: Humulin is the brand of insulin. Is it regular, nph, humalog, (insulin lispro) mixed insulin, etc? Low blood sugar is high risk, but the timing depends on which Insulin you took, how much you took. Was it your intention to take one form of Insulin and you took another by mistake? Please contact your endocrinologist also. ...Read more

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What must I do right away if I take too much humulin (insulin)?

What must I do right away if I take too much humulin (insulin)?

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 (insulin) R that's 6-8 hours. (see comment). ...Read more

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Can I take humulin (insulin) if pregnant?

Can I take humulin (insulin) if pregnant?

Yes: Humulin (insulin) Insulin has been used for many years; there is no evidence that it is not safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I switch from humalog (insulin lispro) to humulin?

Humalog/humulin: Please go online to "www. Drugs. Com" and search for humalog (insulin lispro) and humulin.

Humalog is rapid acting.
Humulin R is short acting. ...Read more

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His blood sugar is 106, does he need 113 units of humulin (insulin)?

Need more info: This is a complex question, and you need to see your provider, and you would benefit from some intense sessions with a diabetes educator. On the surface, this seems like a lot of insulin. But what kind of humulin? N, r, 70/30? What does the sugar usually run? Is he about to eat? Does he have frequent hypoglycemia? Some people need this much insulin, and you don't want to wait for high glucose. ...Read more

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