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NPH Insulin/Regular Insulin

Dosing Information for NPH Insulin/Regular Insulin

The dose of NPH insulin/regular insulin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your current dose of other insulins
  • The carbohydrate content of your meals
  • Your blood sugar levels
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click NPH Insulin/Regular Insulin Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

This form of insulin can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With NPH Insulin/Regular Insulin).

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much of any type of insulin, including NPH insulin/regular insulin may experience symptoms such as:
  • Shakiness
  • A fast heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Confusion
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • Fainting
  • Sweating
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to take too much NPH insulin/regular insulin, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Humulin 70/30 Overdose, or Novolin 70/30 Overdose for more information.)
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