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Primary Uses

Type I and II Diabetes

Indications

This medicine is used to manage diabetes mellitus

Side Effects

The use of this medicine is reported with side effects such as tremors, headache, hypoglycemia (low blood glucose levels) and hypokalemia (low levels of potassium)

Warnings

Pregnancy

Please consult your doctor before using insulin

Lactation

Please consult your doctor before using insulin

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any of the component of medicine

FAQS

What is Insulin and how is it helping our body?

Glucose is the energy that drives our body and Insulin is the hormone that takes the glucose from the food we eat to store in the cells for future use. In diabetes, insulin is either not being formed by pancreas or the insulin formed in body is insufficient for glucose management.

How are insulin NPH and other insulin drugs acting to treat diabetes?

Insulin NPH is also called human insulin because it is man-made or synthetic insulin which acts like natural insulin and help keeping the blood glucose in a normal range. Insulin NPH is long acting because of protamine added to it which makes it difficult to be absorbed and excreted from body, and so it stays effective in bloodstream for up to 24 hours to give a broader coverage for between meals and overnight insulin needs.

What is the molecular structure of Insulin NPH?

Insulin NPH (neutral protamine Hagedorn) is an amine (protein) just like natural insulin which is a large molecule made up of a long chain of proteins. By recombinant DNA technology of science, artificial insulin has been created to treat diabetes.

What form of insulin NPH is available?

Insulin NPH is an injection pen, which must be stored in a cool and dark place, consumed within 30 days and taken with doctor’s advice.

Is this drug safe and without side-effects?

Safety comes with the usage of drug by following specific prescription and instructions. All insulin simulated drugs are going to lower the blood glucose levels and are known to cause hypoglycemia and its effects like dizziness, hunger, weakness and sweating.

Is my skin going to be affected by frequent injections?

Redness, itching and thickening of skin at injection site is a common observation, but should not be ignored or delayed to be seen by a doctor.

What are the chances of drug interactions with insulin?

You must consult your doctor before taking any medicine while being a regular insulin user.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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