Humulin R is a polypeptide hormone that is structurally similar to human insulin produced in the body. It effectively helps manage blood sugar levels for both adults and children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Humulin uses similar insulin as Novolin, that can also be found in pens, vials and cartridges.
Insulin is a hormone produced by an organ in the body called the pancreas. Insulin is necessary for managing glucose (sugar) in the blood.
For those with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, their bodies either do not produce enough or any insulin, which requires insulin injections.
Humulin R U-100 is injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Insulin should not be injected into a vein or muscle. Make sure you are using a syringe marked U-100. Humulin R can also be found in the 70/30 mixture.
This short-acting insulin starts working within 30 minutes, peaks in 2-3 hours and works up to 8 hours.
Through the use of insulin, patients can effectively break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. With proper carbohydrate metabolism, patients can avoid the production of ketone bodies in the liver and other complications associated with diabetes.
Humulin R (insulin human recombinant) U-100 is a transparent, sterile, colorless solution containing human insulin at 100 units/mL, endogenous zinc, metacresol, and water. Hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust the pH levels during the manufacturing of this medication.
Insulin isophane is also available through Humulin N vials and KwikPens.
Please read and order your prescription carefully. Many patients mix up Humulin and Humalog, as they both are diabetic medications with similar names.