Humulin N (insulin isophane) is a manufactured form of insulin that helps adults and children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes manage blood sugar levels. Human insulin is produced by recombinant DNA technology utilizing a non-pathogenic laboratory strain of Escherichia coli.
Insulin isophane is an intermediate-acting insulin that begins working within 2-4 hours after administration. It peaks at approximately 4-12 hours and continues to work up to 12-18 hours.
Humulin N is available also available through a KwikPens. Humulin N is also a part of Humulin’s 70/30 vials and cartridges.
This medication is a suspension of crystals produced from combining human insulin and protamine sulfate under appropriate conditions for crystal formation and is injected underneath the skin (subcutaneously).
It is essential to control your diabetes if you are pregnant, as having high blood sugar can cause complications for both you and the baby.
Humulin N should be part of a treatment program and a proper diet, exercises, weight control, and blood sugar testing. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
Please read the label carefully, as many patients mix up Humulin and Humalog together, due to their names being similar.