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Novolin 70-30 Innolet

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Novolin 70/30 Innolet

INDICATIONS

Insulin Use In Diabetes

Your physician has explained that you have diabetes and that your treatment involves injections of insulin or insulin therapy combined with an oral antidiabetic medicine. Insulin is normally produced by the pancreas, a gland that lies behind the stomach. Without insulin, glucose (a simple sugar made from digested food) is trapped in the bloodstream and cannot enter the cells of the body. Some patients who don't make enough of their own insulin, or who cannot use the insulin they do make properly, must take insulin by injection in order to control their blood glucose levels. Each case of diabetes is different and requires direct and continued medical supervision.

Your physician has told you the type, strength and amount of insulin you should use and the time(s) at which you should inject it, and has also discussed with you a diet and exercise schedule. You should contact your physician if you experience any difficulties or if you have questions.

Types of Insulins

Standard and purified animal insulins as well as human insulins are available. Standard and purified insulins differ in their degree of purification and content of noninsulin material. Standard and purified insulins also vary in species source; they may be of beef, pork, or mixed beef and pork origin. Human insulin is identical in structure to the insulin produced by the human pancreas, and thus differs from animal insulins. Insulins vary in time of action; see Product description for additional information.

Your physician has prescribed the insulin that is right for you; be sure you have purchased the correct insulin and check it carefully before you use it.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

This package contains Novolin® 70/30 in an InnoLet® disposable prefilled insulin syringe. Novolin 70/30 is a mixture of 70% NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension and 30% Regular, Human Insulin Injection (recombinant DNA origin). The concentration of this product is 100 units of insulin per milliliter. It is a cloudy or milky suspension of human insulin with protamine and zinc. The insulin substance (the cloudy material) settles at the bottom of the insulin reservoir, therefore, the Novolin 70/30 InnoLet (70% nph, human insulin isophane suspension and 30% regular, human insulin injection) must be rotated up and down so that the contents are uniformly mixed before a dose is given. Novolin 70/30 has an intermediate duration of action. The effect of Novolin 70/30 begins approximately ½ hour after injection. The effect is maximal between 2 and approximately 12 hours. The full duration of action may last up to 24 hours after injection.

HOW SUPPLIED

Storage

Novolin 70/30 InnoLet (70% nph, human insulin isophane suspension and 30% regular, human insulin injection) should be stored in a cold (36° - 46°F [2° - 8°C]) place, preferably in a refrigerator, but not in the freezing compartment. Do not let it freeze. Keep Novolin 70/30 InnoLet (70% nph, human insulin isophane suspension and 30% regular, human insulin injection) in the carton so that it will stay clean and protected from light. The Novolin 70/30 InnoLet (70% nph, human insulin isophane suspension and 30% regular, human insulin injection) that you are currently using should not be refrigerated but should be kept as cool as possible (below 86°F [30° C]) and away from direct heat and light. Unrefrigerated Novolin 70/30 InnoLet (70% nph, human insulin isophane suspension and 30% regular, human insulin injection) must be discarded after 10 days, even if it still contains Novolin 70/30.

Never use Novolin 70/30 InnoLet (70% nph, human insulin isophane suspension and 30% regular, human insulin injection) after the expiration date printed on the label and carton.

Never use any Novolin 70/30 InnoLet (70% nph, human insulin isophane suspension and 30% regular, human insulin injection) if the precipitate (the white deposit) has become lumpy or granular in appearance or has formed a deposit of solid particles on the wall of the insulin reservoir. This insulin should not be used if the liquid in the insulin reservoir remains clear after it has been mixed.

Helpful information for people with diabetes is published by American Diabetes Association, 1660 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Date of issue: April 2004. Call 800-727-6500 for additional information. Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Princeton, NJ 08540. www.novonordisk-us.com. Manufactured by: Novo Nordisk A/S. DK-2880 Bagsvaerd, Denmark.

Novo Nordisk®, Novolin®, Lente®, NovoFine® and InnoLet® are trademarks owned by Novo Nordisk A/S

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/27/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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