About Novomix 30/70 Cartridge
The pancreas produces and releases insulin in the bloodstream, allowing blood sugar into the cells that your body makes for energy use. When a person has diabetes, body cells become resistant to insulin, or the insulin produced is insufficient. This will lead to imbalance, and your blood sugar will rise leading. Glucose will start to accumulate in the human body and will not be excreted by the body. High blood sugar can cause serious health problems causing amputation or affecting your heart, vision, and kidneys. This imbalance is noticeable immediately after meals. There are two types of control needed for managing glucose levels in the blood
- Short-term – fast-acting insulin.
- Intermediate – relatively slow-acting insulin.
Novomix 30/70 Cartridge treats adult patients younger than 65 years of age. Novomix 30/70 Cartridge contains a mixture of:
- 30% soluble insulin aspart – fast-acting insulin analog.
- 70% insulin aspart protamine crystals – long-acting insulin analog.
The combination will start acting very fast and lower blood glucose within 10 -20 minutes. So, the medication should be taken immediately before or after eating a meal. After administering the premixed insulin, it will start working, have a maximum effect between 1 and 4 hours, and stop working after about 24 hours. Other non-medicinal ingredients of NovoMix 30 are Glycerol, phenol, metacresol, zinc, sodium chloride, disodium phosphate dihydrate, protamine sulfate, sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, and water.
Novomix 30/70 Cartridge is available in the following formats:
- NovoMix 30 Penfill 3 mL cartridge
The cartridge is designed for Novo Nordisk Insulin Delivery Devices, NovoFine, NovoFine Plus, and/or NovoTwist needles.
Warnings while using Novomix 30/70
Novomix inside Novomix 30/70 Cartridge is fast-acting and slow-acting insulin, but it can cause adverse effects in some cases. Please get in touch with your doctor if you face serious issues:
- Hypoglycemia – untreated hypoglycemia can result in the loss of consciousness, coma, or death.
- Severe allergic reaction – swelling of the face or throat, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or itchy skin rash – stop using Novomix 30/70 Cartridge and inform your doctor.
- Color – NPH insulin is normally cloudy and white – don’t use it if otherwise.
- Changes in insulin requirements – are necessary if there is a change in eating or food pattern, physical exercise, illness, injury, stress, surgery, or traveling over time zones.
- Family and friends: Every person around the patient should be aware of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia. Always keep a glucagon kit for emergency usage.
- Pregnancy: Contact your doctor to regulate dosage during pregnancy.
- Breastfeeding: Contact your doctor to regulate dosage during breastfeeding.
- Seniors: Contact your doctor to regulate dosage.
- Have trouble with your kidneys, liver, adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid glands.
- Drink alcohol.
- Have an infection, fever, or have had an operation, you may need more insulin than
- Suffer from diarrhea, vomiting, or eating less than usual.
- Exercise more than usual.
- Are ill: continue taking your insulin. Your need for insulin may change.
- Traveling over time.
- Drive or use tools or machines.
How to take Novomix 30/70 Cartridge?
Inject under the skin (subcutaneously) and never directly into a vein or muscle. Vary the site of injection. The best place to inject the medication is in front of your thighs, the front of your waist (abdomen), and the upper arm. The injection should be taken 10-20 minutes before eating a meal.
Do not shake the cartridge before using the Novomix 30/70 cartridge; instead, roll it gently between your palms ten times, keeping it horizontal all the time.
How to store Novomix 30/70 Cartridge?
Novomix 30/70 Cartridge can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature depending on the following conditions:
- Unused – keep in a refrigerator 2°C-10°C. Do not freeze.
- Used – Leave at room temperature before re-suspending the insulin, and it must not be used after four weeks.
Other storage precautions:
- Please leave it in the original container to protect it from dust, heat, and light.
- Do not use premixed insulin after the expiry date printed on the label and the carton.
- Do not dispose of any medicine in wastewater or household waste.
- Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Remember that regular physical exercise is crucial to treating diabetes or managing prediabetes, along with your diet planning, weight management, and medications. Because your cells become more responsive to insulin while you are active, your blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, can be lowered more successfully. Take your medications regularly and follow up with your healthcare specialist.