What kind of insulin is NovoMix?
NovoMix 30 is a biphasic suspension of 30% soluble insulin aspart (rapid-acting human insulin analogue) and 70% protamine-crystallised insulin aspart (intermediate-acting human insulin analogue).
What is NovoMix used for?
NovoMix® 30 FlexPen® is used to treat diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is a condition where your pancreas does not produce enough insulin to control your blood sugar (glucose) level. Extra insulin is therefore needed. Patients with type 1 diabetes always require insulin to control their blood sugar levels.
Is NovoMix 30 a meal time insulin?
What is NovoMix® 30? NovoMix® 30 is a mixture of two different types of insulin: one fast-acting, the other longer acting. It can be given once, twice or three times a day. The mealtime part (fast-acting) starts to work immediately to deal with the food you are eating.
What are the side effects of NovoMix 30 insulin?
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
- redness, swelling, rash and itching at the injection site.
- rash, itching or hives on the skin.
- shortness of breath.
- wheezing or difficulty breathing.
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body.
Is NovoMix short acting?
See section 4. NovoMix® 30 is a modern insulin (insulin analogue) with both a rapid-acting and an intermediate- acting effect, in the ratio 30/70.
Can NovoMix 30 be taken with metformin?
In type 2 diabetes, NovoMix can be given on its own or together with metformin (another antidiabetes medicine).
When should I take NovoMix?
NovoMix® 30 is generally taken immediately before a meal. Eat a meal or snack within 10 minutes of the injection to avoid low blood sugar. When necessary, NovoMix® 30 can be given soon after a meal.
How much NovoMix should I take?
For patients with type 2 diabetes, the recommended starting dose of NovoMix 30 is 6 units at breakfast and 6 units at dinner (evening meal). NovoMix 30 can also be initiated once daily with 12 units at dinner (evening meal).
When should you take NovoMix 30?
How often is NovoMix 30 given?
NovoMix 30 can also be initiated once daily with 12 units at dinner (evening meal). When using NovoMix 30 once daily, it is generally recommended to move to twice daily when reaching 30 units by splitting the dose into equal breakfast and dinner doses.
How long does it take for NovoMix 30 to work?
NovoMix® 30 will start to lower your blood sugar 10–20 minutes after you inject it, the maximum effect occurs between 1 and 4 hours after the injection, and the effect lasts for up to 24 hours.
Do insulin injections make you gain weight?
Weight gain is a normal side effect of taking insulin. Insulin helps you manage your body sugar by assisting your cells in absorbing glucose (sugar).
What is the ratio of NovoMix 30 to 70?
NovoMix 30 is a biphasic suspension of the insulin analogue, insulin aspart. The suspension contains rapid-acting and intermediate-acting insulin aspart in the ratio 30/70. NovoMix 30 is for subcutaneous administration only.
What kind of insulin is in NovoMix 30?
NovoMix 30 is a biphasic suspension of the insulin analogue, insulin aspart. The suspension contains rapid-acting and intermediate-acting insulin aspart in the ratio 30/70.
How is the active substance in NovoMix produced?
The active substance in NovoMix, insulin aspart, is produced by a method known as ‘recombinant DNA technology’: it is made by a yeast that has received a gene (DNA), which makes it able to produce insulin aspart.
When to use NovoMix 30 FlexPen for Rys?
What NovoMix® 30 is used for The insulin aspart (rys), or “NovoMix® 30”, in NovoMix® 30 FlexPen® is a mixture of rapid- and longer-acting insulin used to treat diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is a condition where your pancreas does not produce enough insulin to control your blood sugar (glucose) level.