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What is Novolin®ge premixed insulin used for?
• The treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus who require insulin for the control of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar).
How does Novolin®ge premixed insulin work?
Novolin®ge premixed is human insulin used to treat diabetes.
Novolin®ge premix insulin is an antidiabetic agent used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus as it reduces the level of sugar in the blood and urine. To control your diabetes, your doctor has prescribed Novolin®ge premixed insulin injections.
Novolin®ge premixed is a mixture of fast-acting and intermediate-acting insulin. This means that it will start to lower your blood sugar about ½ an hour after you take it and the effect will last for approximately 24 hours.
Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone made by the pancreas that helps our body use or store blood glucose (sugar) it gets from food. For people with diabetes, either the pancreas does not make enough insulin to meet the body’s requirements, or the body cannot properly use the insulin that is made. As a result, glucose cannot be used or stored properly and accumulates in the bloodstream. Insulin injected under the skin helps to lower blood glucose levels.
There are many different types of insulin that are absorbed at different rates and work for varying periods of time. This type of premixed insulin contains a mixture of fast-acting insulin (insulin regular) and intermediate-acting insulin (insulin NPH). This premixed insulin is used by people with diabetes who have their blood glucose under control and have found a particular ratio of fast-acting to intermediate-acting insulin that works best for them. This premixed insulin starts working 30 to 60 minutes after injection, has its maximum effect between 2 and 8 hours, and stops working after about 18 to 24 hours.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.