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Novolin R

OVERDOSE

Excess insulin administration may cause hypoglycemia and, particularly when given intravenously, hypokalemia. Mild episodes of hypoglycemia usually can be treated with oral glucose. Adjustments in drug dosage, meal patterns, or exercise may be needed. More severe episodes with coma, seizure, or neurologic impairment can be treated with intramuscular or subcutaneous glucagon or intravenous glucose. Sustained carbohydrate intake and observation may be necessary because hypoglycemia may recur after apparent clinical recovery. Hypokalemia must be corrected appropriately. [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Novolin R is contraindicated:

  • During episodes of hypoglycemia
  • In patients with hypersensitivity to Novolin R or one of its excipients

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/5/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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