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User Reviews for Novolin R

Novolin R has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 6 ratings on Drugs.com. 67% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 33% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Diabetes, Type 1  
6.5
3 reviews 74 medications
Diabetes, Type 2  
9.0
3 reviews 152 medications
Summary of Novolin R reviews 7.3 6 reviews

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Cara12 · January 21, 2018

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."

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

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"

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

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

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
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Stlguy · Taken for 5 to 10 years · July 3, 2022

For Diabetes, Type 2 "In around 10 years of using this, I am overall happy with the results. The only issue I had was having unpredictable results for a period of time while dealing with long haul Covid. Other than that, it works great for me."

9 / 10
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Sunrae 45 · August 6, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 "I just started novlin R and I'm weak and dizzy."

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