Pork: Iletin II M, Insulin-Toronto M, Regular Iletin II, Regular Purified Pork Insulin. Beef/Pork: Iletin M, Regular Iletin I. Human: Humulin-R M, Novolin R, Novolin R PenFill, Novolin R Prefilled, Velosulin Human BR [OTC] Classification: Rapid-acting insulin
See also Antidiabetic Agents: Insulins.
Action/Kinetics: Rarely administered as the sole agent due to its short duration of action. Injections of 100 units/mL are clear; cloudy, colored solutions should not be used. Regular insulin is the only preparation suitable for IV administration. Available only as 100 units/mL. Onset, SC: 30-60 min; IV: 10-30 min. Peak, SC: 2-4 hr; IV: 15-30 min. Duration, SC: 6-8 hr; IV: 30-60 min.
Uses: Suitable for treatment of diabetic coma, diabetic acidosis, or other emergency situations. Especially suitable for the client suffering from labile diabetes. During acute phase of diabetic acidosis or for the client in diabetic crisis, client is monitored by serum glucose and serum ketone levels. How Supplied: Insulin injection: Injection: 100 U/mL.
Adults, individualized, usual, initial: 5-10 units; pediatric: 2-4
units. Injection is given 15-30 min before meals and at bedtime.
Diabetic ketoacidosis. Adults: 0.1 unit/kg/hr given by continuous IV infusion.
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Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...