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Learn more about NOVOLIN N

What is NOVOLIN N?

What is NOVOLIN N?

NOVOLIN N is the brand name for insulin isophane human and is available as an injectable suspension.

What dosages is NOVOLIN N available in?

What dosages is NOVOLIN N available in?

NOVOLIN N is available as a vial and FlexPen that contains 100 units/ml.

What is NOVOLIN N used for?

What is NOVOLIN N used for?

NOVOLIN N is an insulin and is used for the following:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
How does NOVOLIN N work?

How does NOVOLIN N work?

NOVOLIN N is an intermediate-acting insulin. Insulin is a natural hormone your body normally makes to lower glucose (sugar) levels in the blood. It helps your body absorb and store sugar and fat from your bloodstream after eating a meal.

How do I take NOVOLIN N?

How do I take NOVOLIN N?

The dose of NOVOLIN N will be different for each person. The dose depends on whether you’re using it for type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, your weight, how well you respond to insulin, and your blood sugar levels. Please follow the directions from your provider carefully.

  • NOVOLIN N is typically injected underneath the skin (subcutaneously) once or twice per day
Is it safe for me to take NOVOLIN N?

Is it safe for me to take NOVOLIN N?

NOVOLIN N is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have symptoms of hypoglycemia.

NOVOLIN N Common Side Effects

NOVOLIN N Common Side Effects

Common side effects of NOVOLIN N:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Reactions at the site of injection
  • Allergic reactions
  • Fat deposits under the skin
  • Weight gain
  • Swelling
NOVOLIN N Serious Side Effects

NOVOLIN N Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with NOVOLIN N. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood sugar): if not treated, severe hypoglycemia can lead to unconsciousness, seizures, and even death
  • Severe allergic reactions: rash, hives, swelling of face, tongue, and throat, difficulty breathing
    Dangerously low levels of potassium: if not treated, it can lead to difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, and even death
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on NOVOLIN N

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on NOVOLIN N

The following medications may interact with NOVOLIN N:

  • Drugs that may increase the risk of hypoglycemia: antidiabetic agents, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blocking agents disopyramide, fibrates, fluoxetine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors pentoxifylline, pramlintide, salicylates, somatostatin analog (e.g.
  • octreotide), and sulfonamide antibiotics
  • Drugs that may decrease the blood glucose lowering effect: atypical antipsychotics, corticosteroids, danazol, diuretics estrogens, glucagon, isoniazid, niacin, oral contraceptives phenothiazines, progestogens (e.g., in oral contraceptives) protease inhibitors, somatropin, sympathomimetic agents (e.g. albuterol, epinephrine, terbutaline), and thyroid hormones
  • Drugs that may increase or decrease the blood glucose lowering effect: alcohol, beta-blockers, clonidine, lithium salts, and pentamidine
  • Drugs that may blunt the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia: beta-blockers, clonidine, guanethidine, and reserpine
Who makes NOVOLIN N?

Who makes NOVOLIN N?

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Is NOVOLIN N safe in pregnancy?

Is NOVOLIN N safe in pregnancy?

Published studies with NOVOLIN N used during pregnancy have not reported an association between it use and the induction of major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse maternal or fetal outcomes. If you become pregnant while receiving NOVOLIN N, talk to your healthcare provider.


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