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    Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin

    Information about Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin

    Insulin isophane/nph + human insulin/soluble insulin uses

    Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin is used in the treatment of diabetes.

    How insulin isophane/nph + human insulin/soluble insulin works

    This is a combination of two insulin preparations: Insulin Isophane / NPH and Human Insulin / Soluble Insulin. Insulin Isophane / NPH has a prolonged duration of action, while human insulin / soluble insulin has a fast onset of action. Together, they ensure rapid and consistent sugar control by facilitating reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and suppressing the production of sugar in the liver.

    Common side effects of insulin isophane/nph + human insulin/soluble insulin

    Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Injection site allergic reaction, Skin thickening or pits at the injection site (Lipodystrophy), Itching, Rash, Edema (swelling), Weight gain
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    Expert advice for Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin

    • Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin helps to control blood sugar level and avoid long-term complications of high sugar level on your organs and blood vessels.
    • You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with taking Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin.
    • Take it 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
    • Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites such as skin of the upper arms, thighs, or buttocks. After injection, the site of injection should not be massaged.
    • Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
    • Change to another type or brand of insulin should be done under strict medical supervision as it may require a change in dosage.
    • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) may occur when taken along with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or on delaying/skipping a meal. Carry a sugar source with you for immediate relief.
    • Opened vials / cartridges stay good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator  (2°C–8°C).
    • Do not share your insulin device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.
    • It can be used even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike many other blood sugar-lowering medicines.

    Frequently asked questions for Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin

    Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin

    Q. Which is the best area to inject Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin?

    Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin is to be injected under the skin (subcutaneously). The best areas to give Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin are your stomach, upper thigh, upper arm or buttocks.

    Q. What are the symptoms of high blood sugar?

    Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, stomach pain, fruity breath odor, dry mouth and a fast heartbeat.

    Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin?

    No, it is not safe to drink alcohol while using Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin. Drinking alcohol while using this medicine may lower your blood sugar levels and cause unexpected hypoglycemia.

    Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Insulin Isophane/NPH + Human Insulin/Soluble Insulin?

    Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 19 December, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)