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What is the difference in humilin and humalog insulin?

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Marvell 3 Jan 2014

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Insulin is classified according to how it works in the body:

Onset - how soon the insulin starts working

Peak - when it is working most effectively

Duration - how long the insulin lasts in the body
Classifications of Insulin

Rapid Acting Insulin - Insulin Lispro, Insulin Aspart and Insulin Glulisine
Brand Name Generic Name Onset Peak Duration
Apidra insulin glulisine 10 to 20 mins 55 mins 3 hours
Humalog insulin lispro 15 mins 1 to 1.5 hours 2 to 5 hours
NovoLog insulin aspart 10 to 20 mins 1 to 3 hours 3 to 5 hours

Short Acting - Insulin Regular (R) is also known as Soluble Insulin
Brand Name Generic Name Onset Peak Duration
Humulin R, Novolin R insulin regular 30-60 mins 2 - 5 hours 6 - 8 hours

Insulin regular used to be manufactured from beef and pork pancreas but is now available as human recombinant insulin. All brands of insulin from beef or pork origin have now been discontinued.

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