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Novolin N And Novolin R
I'm on metformin, lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog. Can i replace the lantus (insulin glargine) n novolog w byetta to help w weight gain n still get the same sugar control?
Only with supervisio: Please contact your health care professional about making changes in your diabetic therapy. Byetta can be helpful in controlling diabetes, but may not solve your weight gain problem. That should be controlled, under supervision, with diet and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I determine how much Novolin (insulin) R to take? I was placed on Novolin (insulin) R while in the hospital. Prior I was on Novolin (insulin) N and Metformin twice daily.
Wow: I'm sorry you've dealt with such a limited treatment regimen. You could see an endocrinologist and get on better therapy. Without knowing more about your control status, I can't be absolute, but my suspicion is you may be able to do away with the N & R, and continue the metformin, add a GLP-1 drug (liraglutide or exenatide) and/or an SGLT2 inhibitor, and achieve control without risk of hypoglycemi ...Read more
Yes...: Yes, novolin R is a short acting insulin while novolin N is an intermediate acting insulin - so they can be used together. While these can be purchased over the counter in most states you should still be seeing a provider to discuss insulin needs. You should not start any insulin without the recommendation by a doctor who knows your history. Insulin overdoses can kill! ...Read more
Can I use (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30+syringes) instead of (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30 penfill + novolin (insulin) pen) since I have no prescription to buy the penfill? Thanks!
Sure: Just talk to your doc to make the switch to insulins and have them teach you to draw them up. They can send you to a diabetic educator for the teaching. ...Read more
Well : Not usually. But there are exeption to the rule. We can't really comment on this b/c we dont have your information. ...Read more
I am a type 1 diabetic and I am out of insulin and I am looking at Novolin r or Novolin n. I typically use Humalog and Lantus (insulin glargine). If I am using the Novol?
Novolin (insulin) R & N differ: Hi, give Nov R 20 minutes before main meals only, same dose as Humalog, not more than 4 hourly. Give Nov N before breakfast in 1/2 the dose you use of Lantus (insulin glargine). Give Nov N in 1/4 the dose you use of Lantus (insulin glargine), before bed (you will wake with high BSL but should avoid any hypo in night). Check BSL every 2 hours by day, every 4 hours by night. Get your usual insulin as soon as possible, see yr MD soon. ...Read more
I'm taking novolin (insulin) n 25ml with novolin (insulin) r 10ml. My dr told me after breakfast and after dinner. Is this correct?
Ask: Medication recommendations are best clarified by the prescribing physician. Please contact your dr. Asap to verify your dosing schedule. ...Read more
I have injected levemir (insulin detemir) insulin instead of novolog insulin by accident what do I do now?
Eye on sugar: Hi. Sooner or later, it happens to most insulin users. It would have been more dangerous had you injected Novolog instead of Levemir (insulin detemir), (insulin detemir) because Novolog hits with a bang, and hypoglycemia risk would be much higher for 6-7 hours. As it is, your risk is much lower for hypoglycemia having taken Levemir (insulin detemir) by accident. It won't cover your meal well at all. Follow your sugars more for next 16-20 hours. ...Read more
I was taking Novolin (insulin) N & Metformin twice a day before going into the hospital. There they gave me Novolin (insulin) R. How do I get back on N. I've never used R?
Stay on R: It makes more sense to be on R, as it is better for u'r sugar spikes with meals. Should take 30 min prior to u'r meals, or largest meal. N formula is a long acting Insulin and won't cover the post meal sugar spikes as well. Metformin helps with keeping baseline blood sugars down overall which, in a way, is the purpose of Novolin (insulin) N, so u'r combo of Metformin and R makes more sense. ...Read more
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
Any advice? I have injected levemir (insulin detemir) insulin instead of novolog insulin by accident what do I do now?
Long Instead short: Levemir (insulin detemir) is long acting. It will stay in your system about 24hrs. Don't take the rest of the Novolog for the 24h.Can stay longer than 24hrs if you have kidney or liver problem. -Low Blood sugar: take sugary drinks(Juice, soda, and eat) and go to ER. Low Blood sugar causes sweating, weakness, Tremor, palpitations, passing out, coma and death. Call your doctor for Further advice. Be Well. ...Read more
Different categories: Novolin is the brand name given to all human insulins made by novo nordisk. Under this brand are specific types of Insulin such as regular, nph, and 70/30. Novolog Insulin is a synthetic recombinant Insulin that is very rapid acting. I often get this question because NovoLog is more expensive than any of the novolins. However, they cannot be substituted for each other. ...Read more
Insulin: Yes. Should be used with meals.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have puffy ankles and rapid weight gain with Novolin (insulin) H, while taking Metformin. Is it possible to take only Novolin (insulin) R with the Metformin?
Weigh gain: Hi. Yes, it's certainly possible to use just R with metformin. Insulin is strongly associated with weight gain. Type 2 drugs that are NOT associated with weight gain, and are actually associated with weight loss include the GLP-1 agonist drugs (Victoza (liraglutide) & Byetta) and the SGLT-2 inhibitor drugs (Invokana & Farxiga). Metformin & the DPP-4 inhibitors are weight neutral. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mix: The simple answer is NO! Much more important, you must see a Diabetes specialist who, if the correct nurse or doctor, will work to get rid of diabetes. Yes that can happen and should happen! If your doctor or nurse keeps you going with the above meds, it is time to see an Endocrinologist who will take care of you. You won't get rid of your current meds immediately but that will happen! ...Read more