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User Reviews for Insulin regular

Also known as: Humulin R, Novolin R, Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated), Humulin R U-500 KwikPen, Myxredlin ReliOn/Novolin R

Insulin regular has an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 from a total of 20 ratings on Drugs.com. 69% of those users who reviewed Insulin regular reported a positive effect, while 19% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Insulin Resistance Syndrome   10.0
1 reviews 8 medications
Diabetes, Type 1   8.5
8 reviews 73 medications
Diabetes, Type 2   6.6
11 reviews 151 medications
Summary of Insulin regular reviews 7.5 20 reviews

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Reviews for Insulin regular

zoes · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 22, 2020

Humulin R U-500 KwikPen (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “lantis and humulin injections proved to work for me over the years--u500 @ 205 units total per day seems to be working. GREAT PRODUCT!!--should add vietnam vet-agent orange exposure cause of diabetes 11”

10 / 10
Petie · Taken for 5 to 10 years October 30, 2020

Novolin R (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 1: “I have been un-insured for about 5 years now. Novolin R has been a life-saver for me. I do not feel that Wal-Mart would open themselves up for suit if they thought the product was inferior. I HAVE TO EAT RIGHT AND NOT POLLUTE MY BODY. When I act right and take care of myself, my sugar readings stay in check. When I don't, I pay the price no matter what insulin. I highly recommend this product if you are un-insured. $28 a month has saved me.”

10 / 10
Momx2G · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 29, 2020

Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated) (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Started taking for a new pregnancy for the first time, it worked well for 1 day, the next day my sugars would not reduce well after a meal, and I watch what I eat like a hawk! Low carb, low starch, higher amounts of protein and still it has not worked in 3 weeks, my numbers easily hit 175 after meals and I’ve checked even 4 hours after and it only reduced to the 140s. Not worth the price if it’s not going to work consistently.”

1 / 10

Frequently asked questions

Lala · Taken for less than 1 month May 29, 2020

For Diabetes, Type 1: “I just got on this med and I was 9 weeks pregnant now I find out I lost the baby at 11 weeks - feeling heart broken”

Ann · Taken for 10 years or more April 19, 2020

Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated) (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on this insulin for about 3 years. As with everything it works great at first and then seems to go back to having high blood sugars. We are going to try the pump next. I am so insulin resistant that sometimes it can be very depressing. Right now I take Victoza and Lantus with the Humulin. With no diet changes my blood sugars have been hitting the 300's. Unfortunately due to a serious back surgery I can't hardly walk and cannot exercise. I also experience a weight gain on this insulin, So it's a catch 22. Take insulin to lower glucose, gain weight so you have to take more insulin, more weight gain. Yes very disappointing, but not saying this would be ideal for someone else.”

4 / 10
Joey · Taken for 5 to 10 years February 8, 2020

Novolin R (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Have been using Novolin R for about 10 years now and quite satisfied. You do want to talk to your doctor about using it, and you may have to adjust your dosage which is true for every type of diabetic product. It does kick in a little later than other brands, and that is part of the adjustment that may be needed. Also, your body chemistry, weight, and food consumption will affect dosage..Talk to your Doctor about how to adjust. The cost savings with this brand is huge...but you need to do some homework”

Kal-El · Taken for less than 1 month December 31, 2019

Humulin R U-500 KwikPen (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Blood sugar had levelled out at @ 180 taking two other insulins combined 5 times daily. Switched me to concentrated kwikpen. Sugars are swinging between 177 and 390 throughout a 24 hour period. Taking average of 20 more units than sliding scale recommends and still not helping.”

1 / 10

More FAQ

capillebaking · Taken for 6 months to 1 year December 21, 2019

Humulin R (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I had high sugar levels for years and was in the hospital. An endocronoligist came in to see me and asked if I would like to try Humulin R. I did and my sugar hasn't been high in months. I love it. I am feeling so much better than before.”

9 / 10
Frank B · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 16, 2019

Humulin R U-500 KwikPen (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Works very well, easy to use.”

10 / 10
Dan Cooper · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 17, 2019

Novolin R (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 1: “Novolin R...have to buy because it is the cheapest without insurance, I believe Humalog R is the best insulin to take, however if is over a $100, while Novolin is 25$. Asked my Dr. for Humalog, will give me however the insurance company won’t pay for it!! They make you get a generic generic insulin “Admelog” it is better than Novolin, however not close to Humalog in quality and reliability.......I agree w the first review, Cara, what she stated about novolin kicking in later on I have also experienced. I have had times where it doesn’t seem to absorb!!?”

3 / 10
Swollen · Taken for less than 1 month May 26, 2018

Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated) (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I have just got put on this about 2 weeks ago and come to find out more about it. I had to stop taking it because it caused me to swell up really badly.”

5 / 10
jimofNevada · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 21, 2018

ReliOn/Novolin R (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I have used a lot of pills and insulin over the years, but when I switched to Novolin R from Walmart, I had the best A1C tests of all. I never dropped below 7.3 with the other pills or Humalog or Lantus. My last two tests were 6.4 and then 5.3. I couldn't believe how well it was. Walmart also charges only $24.88 per vial where as a box of Humlog or Lantus pens was $110 to $120. The vial is equal to 3.3 pens from a 5 pen box.”

9 / 10
Cara12 January 21, 2018

Novolin R (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 1: “My options were to either pay the $306 for humalog or wait and pay $25 for novolin R. Novolin R in my option is unpredictable and must be used in small increments. It will keep you alive but it will also make you feel slightly like a zombie at first. I believe you get what you pay for and if normally insulin is hundreds of dollars theirs a reason novolin r is sold for $25. Still, I'm grateful for the option until my health insurance clears up. I would just advise people to use extreme caution and not take over 6 units at a time. It takes sometimes 3 hours before the insulin even kicks in so be aware if you keep taking more and more it will have a rubber band effect,,once it kicks in your sure to get low.”

Sunrae 45 August 6, 2017

Novolin R (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I just started novlin R and I'm weak and dizzy.”

Cmbsharks · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 11, 2017

Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated) (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 2: “This has helped me to control my glucose better than any of the medications that I have tried in the past.”

10 / 10
chicken legs April 14, 2016

Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated) (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 1: “My Diabetes has never been in such good control ever since I started using Humulin R U-500 Insulin. I recently got an insulin pump and this is the insulin that was used. The insurance I have now will not cover any insulin so I had to stop taking Humulin R U-500 due to the fact I cannot afford the out of pocket costs. I am a hard working woman with a good job but because I am not at the poverty level I am unable to get assistance with paying for this insulin. I have been off of this insulin for 2 days and my blood sugars are rising 250-500. I need this insulin and I need help in order to be able to start using it again.”

10 / 10
Rford977 February 3, 2016

Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated) (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 1: “Only improvement would be a pen”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year November 11, 2013

Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated) (insulin regular) for Insulin Resistance Syndrome: “HI<I am a 60 yr old female and have been diabetic since my early 20's.I have been on several medications and until this one I couldn't get my blood sugars under control. I am over weight and my body is resistant but 12 units of this drug and my sugars are great.a1c WENT FROM 7.8 TO 6.1”

10 / 10
Anonymous October 31, 2011

Velosulin BR (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 1: “Great medicine. No side effects.”

9 / 10
Anonymous October 31, 2011

Iletin II Regular Pork (insulin regular) for Diabetes, Type 1: “Excellent for controlling diabetes.”

9 / 10

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