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Insulin Injection, Biphasic Isophane

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Antidiabetic agent

Insulin with both rapid and intermediate action

Chemical Name

Sterile, buffered suspension of either porcine or human insulin, complexed with protamine sulphate or another suitable protamine, in a solution of insulin of the same species

Foreign Names

  • Insulini isophani biphasici iniectabilum (Latin)
  • Isophan-Insulin-Suspension zur Injektion, Biphasische (German)
  • Insuline-isophane biphasique (préparation injectable d') (French)

Generic Names

  • Biphasic Isophane Insulin Injection (OS: BAN)
  • Insulin Injection, Biphasic Isophane (PH: Ph. Eur. 6, Ph. Eur. 5, Ph. Eur. 5)
  • Insuline-isophane biphasique (préparation injectable d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 6, Ph. Eur. 5, Ph. Eur. 5)
  • Insulini isophani biphasici iniectabilium (PH: Ph. Eur. 6, Ph. Eur. 5, Ph. Eur. 5)
  • Isophan-Insulin-Suspension zur Injektion, Biphasische (PH: Ph. Eur. 6, Ph. Eur. 5, Ph. Eur. 5)
  • Biphasic Human Insulin (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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