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Drug Guide

Neutral Insulin

    Subcut / IV
    Neutral Insulin
    Actrapid, Humulin R 
    Given 30 minutes before meals
  • 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
  • Clear solution
  • Onset 30 minutes
  • Peak effect 2.5-5 hours
  • Duration 8 hours

Clinical Use

  • Indications
  • Bolus dosing for type I or II diabetes
  • Insulin infusion for perioperative hyperglycaemic management
  • Insulin infusion for diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Severe hyperkalaemia
  • Contraindications

  • Hypoglycaemia.
  • Adverse Effects
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Weight gain
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
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