Hi is this the fast acting kind?
6 Aug 2009
Not exactly. Novolin R is classed as short acting insulin, where onset of action is after 30 to 60 minutes and duration of action about 6 to 8 hours.
The fast or rapid acting insulins are Apidra, Humalog and Novolog. Their onset of action is within 10 to 20 minutes and duration of action about 3 to 5 hours.
- Novolin R Information for Consumers
- Novolin R Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Novolin R (detailed)
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... InnoLet prefilled devices as well as the pens - are there any alternatives to these pens ?
2 answers • 4 Dec 2009
Just switched from 'novolin R and N' mixture,to detemir 25 units twice daily, my glucose not stable?
My readings have been higher on this regimine. What can i do as far as increasing dosage,or can detemir be mixed with a faster acting unsulin
1 answer • 9 Feb 2013
I am changing from Levemir to Reli on Novolin N and from Humalog to Reli on Novolin R what do I nee?
what do i need to watch for what are the diffences in the insulins.
1 answer • 18 Mar 2014
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1 answer • 30 Apr 2015