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Is it safe to take novolog flexpen while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take novolog flexpen while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Insulin is safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In fact, it is very important to have good control over your blood sugar. Your doctor will need to help find the correct dose as this may change during and after the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: novolog?

What is the definition or description of: novolog?

Insulin: It is a fast acting Insulin which begins working within minutes of administration. It allow to adjust dosage at the time of eating. ...Read more

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Is there a good substitute for novolog? I am going to live in mexico.

Is there a good substitute for novolog? I am going to live in mexico.

Yes: There are several different types of injectable insulins and each has specific advantages and disadvantages depending on the patient. I would review this with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Are novolin (insulin) and novolog interchangeable?

Are novolin (insulin) and novolog interchangeable?

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

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What amount novolog on sliding scale at meal times?

What amount novolog on sliding scale at meal times?

Individualized: Hi. No one on this site can tell you that information. You need to talk with your doctor or see a specialist who deals with diabetes. The amount of Novolog you take for meals depends meal-by-meal on what your sugar is coming into the meal, what & how much you're going to eat, and your current sensitivity to insulin. You need to be doing frequent glucose monitoring to keep it safe & effective. ...Read more

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Are novolog 70/30 and novolin 70/30 insulin that same?

Novolog is faster: The '70' portion of both is same, but the '30' portion of NovoLog has faster onset of action <15 min vs about 30 min for novolin (insulin). Otherwise, unit for unit they are about same. The NovoLog thus can be used right before meal, novolin (insulin) should be about 15-30 min before meal. So just timing is different. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can novolog and novolin (insulin) n be prescribed together?

Novalin long acting: Novalog short acting- i order them separately. The novalog covers your meals. ...Read more

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What is the deference between novolog insulin & novolin insulin?

Both biosynthetic : Novolog and Novolin R are both meal time insulins. Novolog can injected before or immediately after meals, while Novolin R must be at least 30 minutes before meals.Novolin n is as basal insulin. Novolog has a quickest onset, shortest duration of action, least absorption variability, and reduces chances of low blood sugar( hypoglycemia) if used right compared to Novolin R and n respectively. ...Read more

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What is the difference between novolog 70/30 and novolin (insulin)?

Big difference: Novolin has become synonimus with nph novolin insulin, though novolin is just a brand name, you also have novolin regular Insulin or novolin-r, so you have to be careful. Novolog 70 /30 is a combination of 70% nph and 30% NovoLog (fast acting insulin) therefore the action of both insulins is very different. ...Read more

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Novolog (Definition)

It is a fast acting Insulin which begins working within minutes of administration. It allow to adjust dosage at ...Read more