Endocrine System Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Novolin N Insulin

Novolin® N, an intermediate-acting form of insulin used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes, is also known as NPH insulin. NPH stands for Neutral Protamine Hagedorn -- it got this name because it has a neutral pH, contains protamine, and was invented by a scientist named Hans Christian Hagedorn.
 
This medication comes in injectable form and is generally used once or twice a day. As an intermediate-acting insulin, Novolin starts working more slowly, produces a lower peak, and lasts longer than regular human insulin. It is used to control blood sugar throughout the day, and is often combined with a rapid-acting or short-acting insulin that can help control the blood sugar spike that occurs just after meals.
 
(For more information on this insulin medication, click Novolin N. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how the medication works, what to expect while taking it, and what your healthcare provider needs to know before prescribing it.)

Novolin N Insulin

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.