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Know More About Novolin

Uses of Novolin

Are you still looking for the best medicine for diabetes? Also known as intermediate-acting insulin, Novolin is a diabetes medicine or therapy that functions by diminishing the levels of sugar within the blood. It is available under the generic name Insulin Isophane.

Right after administering this medicine, it immediately works for about 2 – 4 hours, with an efficiency rate of working for about 12 – 18 hours. This insulin medicine is suitable for children and adults. Besides Novolin, insulin isophane is available under the brand names Humulin and ReliOn/NovoLIN.

Novolin Precautions and Warnings 

Correlative to other diabetes medications, you should always speak with your healthcare professional first if you experienced the following:

  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Hypokalemia

Should you have known hypersensitivity to this insulin medication, avoid utilizing it as it can cause severe complications. For pregnant women, discuss things with your healthcare professional first to know the risk of this medicine to you and your child.

Novolin Dosage 

The total dosage amount given in a day is about 0.5 – 1 unit/kg of Novolin. It is administered once or twice on a daily basis. This is for treating type 1 diabetes.

For type 2 diabetes, the initial dose prescribed is 0.1 – 0.2 units/kg of Novolin. It is administered once or twice on a daily basis.

For dosage adjustment, see to it that you will receive a green light from your doctor. Only your medical provider can approve this process.

Novolin Side Effects

Take into consideration the different side effects once you start using this insulin medication. These are as follows:

Common Side Effects of Novolin 

  • Episodes of low blood sugar
  • Itchiness
  • Mild skin rash
  • Pain at the injection site

Severe Side Effects of Novolin 

  • Rapid weight gain
  • Swollen hands and feet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness


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