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General Information on Dosing With Novolin N

Considerations for people taking Novolin N include the following:
  • This diabetes medication comes in injectable form. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously), usually once or twice a day. There are many different strategies for dosing Novolin N and other insulins; be sure to follow your healthcare provider's recommendations.
  • Your healthcare provider should show you exactly how to inject Novolin N. It can be injected into the skin and fat layer of the abdomen (stomach), upper arm, or thigh.
  • Novolin N comes in vials. It was previously available in cartridges (that could be used in certain insulin pen devices) and in the prefilled, disposable InnoLet® device, but these products have been discontinued by the manufacturer.


  • Because Novolin N is a suspension, you must shake or roll the vial until the insulin looks uniformly cloudy.
  • If you use the vials, Novolin N can be mixed with Novolin R (regular human insulin) in the same syringe. Be sure to draw up the Novolin R first. The pens and injection devices do not allow for mixing.
  • For this diabetes drug to work properly, it must be taken as directed. Make sure to monitor your blood sugar levels as your healthcare provider recommends. Even though Novolin N is available without a prescription, it should not be used without a healthcare provider's approval and supervision.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Novolin N dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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