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Novolin N Innolet

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/25/2017
Novolin N Innolet Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 1/10/2016

Novolin N InnoLet [NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension (recombinant DNA origin)] is a form of insulin, a hormone produced in the body, used to treat diabetes. Novolin N InnoLet is available over-the-counter. Common side effects of Novolin N InnoLet include localized reactions such as red, swollen and itchy skin where the insulin has been injected. The most common side effect of Novolin N InnoLet is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Symptoms of low blood sugar include headache, nausea, hunger, confusion, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, trouble concentrating, confusion, or seizure (convulsions).

Novolin N is commonly known as NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension (recombinant DNA origin). The concentration of this product is 100 units of insulin per milliliter. Novolin N InnoLet may interact with albuterol, clonidine, reserpine, guanethidine, or beta-blockers. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Consult your doctor to discuss the best way to manage your diabetes while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Our Novolin N InnoLet [NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension (recombinant DNA origin)] Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Novolin N Innolet Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of insulin allergy: itching skin rash over the entire body, wheezing, trouble breathing, fast heart rate, sweating, or feeling like you might pass out.

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, is the most common side effect of insulin isophane. Symptoms of low blood sugar may include headache, nausea, hunger, confusion, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, trouble concentrating, confusion, or seizure (convulsions). Watch for signs of low blood sugar. Carry a piece of non-dietetic hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar.

Tell your doctor if you have itching, swelling, redness, or thickening of the skin where you inject insulin isophane.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Novolin N Innolet (NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension 3 ml Disposable Prefilled Syringe)

Novolin N Innolet Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

A few people with diabetes develop red, swollen and itchy skin where the insulin has been injected. This is called a "local reaction" and it may occur if the injection is not properly made, if the skin is sensitive to the cleansing solution, or if you are allergic to the insulin being used. If you have a local reaction, tell your physician.

Generalized insulin allergy occurs rarely, but when it does it may cause a serious reaction, including skin rash over the body, shortness of breath, fast pulse, sweating, and a drop in blood pressure. If any of these symptoms develop, you should seek emergency medical care. If severe allergic reactions to insulin have occurred (i.e., generalized rash, swelling or breathing difficulties) you should be skin-tested with each new insulin preparation before it is used.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Novolin N Innolet (NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension 3 ml Disposable Prefilled Syringe)

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