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

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Should be . . .

Novolin (insulin) n and Humulin N are just two different brands of Insulin nph w/onset in 1-2hrs, peak in 4-14hrs & duration of 10->24hrs.
Therefore, your body might notice some differences even though theoretically they're the same. Ask your family doc or endocrinologist before switching. S/he may want to change the frequency of your self-checks. Ps if you're ever unsure, ask your doctor!

In brief: Should be . . .

Novolin (insulin) n and Humulin N are just two different brands of Insulin nph w/onset in 1-2hrs, peak in 4-14hrs & duration of 10->24hrs.
Therefore, your body might notice some differences even though theoretically they're the same. Ask your family doc or endocrinologist before switching. S/he may want to change the frequency of your self-checks. Ps if you're ever unsure, ask your doctor!
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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