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NPH Insulin/Regular Insulin Information

NPH insulin/regular insulin (Humulin® 70/30, Novolin® 70/30) is a diabetes medication that contains a mixture of two different types of insulin:
 
  • Regular insulin (a short-acting insulin)
  • NPH insulin (an intermediate-acting insulin).
 
This nonprescription product comes in injectable form. It is typically taken twice a day. As with any medication, side effects are possible with NPH insulin/regular insulin. Some of the most commonly reported reactions include:
 
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • A skin reaction at the injection site
  • Thickening or pitting of the skin at the injection site.
 
Because this drug is not suitable for everyone, be sure to review the safety information before starting treatment with NPH insulin/regular insulin. For instance, you may not be able to use this product if you are taking certain medications or have certain allergies.
 
(For more information on this combination insulin medication, click NPH Insulin/Regular Insulin. This article covers overdose symptoms, dosing guidelines, how it works, and more.)

NPH Insulin/Regular Insulin Information

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