My mini pincher takes novolin n 8.5 units 2x/day?
- 16 May 2010 by ironwolf35
- 16 May 2010
- novolin n, novolin r, insulin
My sister picked up new insulin from the pharmacist only it was novolin r and not novolin h. Not knowingly she has been giving my dog 8.5 units of this novolin r. We have noticed and went back on her reg insulin the next day after consulting her doctor. What wasnt asked or volunteered, is if the amount of novolin r she was taking was a dangerous level for her size, approx 19 lbs. Can anyone tell me if the difference in insulin types other than r being fast acting, im concerned more about strength difference per unit.
I don't know anything specific to small dogs. I do know that regular insulin has a slightly higher peak effectiveness than nph, but I don't think it would be enough to be dangerous. If your dog didn't show any side effects of low blood sugar (probably he or she would have acted more lethargic than usual), then I would think that he or she probably tolerated it just fine. Sorry I can't be more specific!
There is a veterinary link on the drugs.com homepage on the right side. you may have to scroll down just a bit. You probably will get more answers on the veterinary link, most animal questions don't get answered here quickly.
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