How many difference Insulin are there,and what are they. 1. Lantus 2.Humalog?
Question posted by D. Ocho on 15 March 2012
Last updated on 15 March 2012 by Rajive Goel
Currently, there are four basic types of insulin: Rapid-acting: Insulin lispro (Humalog); Insulin aspart (NovoLog); Insulin glulisine (Apidra)
Short-acting: regular insulin (Humulin R, Novolin R)
Intermediate-acting: NPH insulin (Humulin N, Novolin N)
Long-acting: Insulin glargine (Lantus); Insulin detemir (Levemir).
In addition, there are two different types of combination insulins, including:
Intermediate-acting plus rapid-acting: Insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro (Humalog Mix50/50, Humalog Mix75/25); Insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart (NovoLog Mix 50/50, NovoLog Mix 70/30)
Intermediate-acting plus short-acting: NPH insulin/regular insulin (Humulin 70/30, Novolin 70/30).
Hope the info helps? Take care, best wishes!
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