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Neutral Insulin

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    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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