Novolin GE premixed is human insulin used to treat diabetes.
Every pen cartridge contains a mix of 30% regular insulin and 70% insulin isophane. These cartridges are created for inserting into the insulin pen. The medication itself is a mixture of short-acting and intermediate-acting insulin, which is very similar to human insulin produced in the body. You may need to wait for half an hour for it to start working; the effect lasts approximately 24 hours.
Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone made by the pancreas that helps our body use or store blood glucose (sugar) from food. For people with diabetes, either the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to meet the body’s requirements, or the body cannot correctly use the made insulin. 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.
Novolin GE 30/70 mix is also available in vials.
Novolin GE premix insulin is an antidiabetic agent used to treat 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.
Many different types of insulin are absorbed in various rates and work for varying periods. 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.
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.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and 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. 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 unsure why you are 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 to people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.