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Isophane Insulin

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    Isophane Insulin
    Protaphane, Humulin NPH 
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Insulin is an hormone normally produced by pancreatic beta cells that is responsible for regulation of glucose, fat and protein metabolism.
    • Pharmacology
    • Cloudy solution - prepare using 'rock ‘n roll' technique
    • Onset 90 minutes
    • Peak effect 4-12 hours
    • Duration 24 hours

Clinical Use

    • Indication
    • Generally used as part of a combination insulin formulation.
    • Contraindications
    • Hypoglycaemia.
    • Adverse Effects
    • Hypoglycaemia
    • Weight gain
    • Hypersensitivity reactions
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