Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Novolin 70/30 InnoLet [70% NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension and 30% Regular, Human Insulin Injection (recombinant DNA origin)] is a form of insulin, a hormone produced in the body, used to treat diabetes. Novolin 70/30 InnoLet is available over-the-counter. Common side effects of Novolin 70/30 InnoLet include:
- localized reactions such as red, swollen and itchy skin where the insulin has been injected.
Novolin 70/30 InnoLet can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Symptoms of low blood sugar include sudden sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling hands/feet. Tell your doctor if you have rare symptoms of insulin allergy including:
- skin rash over the body,
- shortness of breath,
- fast pulse,
- sweating, and
- a drop in blood pressure.
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. Novolin 70/30 InnoLet may interact with other drugs. 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 70/30 [70% NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension and 30% Regular, Human Insulin Injection (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.
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 70-30 Innolet (70% NPH, Human Insulin Isophane Suspension and 30% Regular, Human Insulin Injection)