About Novolin ge NPH Cartridges
Novolin ge NPH Cartridge is used for the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus. It can help to regulate and control high blood sugar. It is human insulin used to treat diabetes. It will start reducing blood sugar after about 1½ hours and is effective for 24 hours, and will last for approximately 24 hours. It is generally given along with fast-acting insulin products.
Forms in which Novolin ge NPH is made available
Vial – Divided into 100 units of NPH, each mL contains 100 units of NPH insulin. It may also have other nonmedicinal ingredients: disodium phosphate dihydrate, glycerol, hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide, metacresol, phenol, protamine sulfate, water for injection, and zinc chloride.
Penfill/Cartridges – Divided into 100 units of NPH, each mL contains 100 NPH insulin. It may also have other nonmedicinal ingredients: disodium phosphate dihydrate, glycerol, hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide, metacresol, phenol, protamine sulfate, water for injection, and zinc chloride.
How to take Novolin ge NPH?
Novolin ge NPH is injected subcutaneously, or beneath the skin. Never administer insulin intravenously or into a muscle. To prevent lumps, always switch up where you inject within the same area. The front of your waist (abdomen), your buttocks, the front of your thighs, or your upper arms are the finest places to inject oneself. If you inject around the waist, your insulin will start working more rapidly.
- Novolin ge NPH vials are available for use with insulin syringes labelled for use with IU-100 insulin.
- Dosage mistakes may occur if the incorrect syringe is not used.
- Your doctor and the diabetes nurse educator should discuss your insulin needs. If your doctor doesn’t instruct you to, don’t adjust your insulin.
How to store Novolin ge NPH Cartridge?
Not used – Refrigerate between 2°C to 10°C. Do not freeze.
Used – Do not refrigerate. Please leave it at room temperature (not above 25°C) for up to four weeks.
The Novolin ge NPH Cartridges can be carried at room temperature (not above 30°C) for up to 4 weeks.
Protect medication from excessive heat and light.
Warnings while using Novolin ge NPH Cartridge
Novolin ge NPH is an intermediate-acting insulin that can cause some adverse effects.
- 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 Novolin ge NPH and inform your doctor.
- Color – NPH insulin is ordinarily cloudy and white – don’t use it if otherwise.
- Changes at the injection site
- 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.
Side Effects of Novolin ge NPH Cartridges
There are side effects of many medications, including Insulin Novolin ge NPH Cartridges. Speak to your doctor about possible side effects or if you face any of the following:
- Redness, itching, or swelling at the site of the injection
- Signs of low blood glucose:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty speaking
- Fast heartbeat
- Numbness or tingling of the lips, fingers, or tongue
Other side Effects of Novolin ge NPH Cartridge:
- Stop the medication if any of the following occur:
- Rash or blisters all over the body
- Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction – swelling of the face or throat, difficulty breathing, wheezing, or itchy skin rash
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.