What is Insulin NPH-insulin regular?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Humulin Mix 70/30 Insulin NPH Insulin Regular Novolin 70/30 PenFill Novolin Mix 70/30

Insulin NPH-insulin regular is a generic combination medication for diabetes. This medication is a mix of NPH (also known as insulin isophane), an intermediate acting insulin, and insulin regular, a short acting insulin. The ratio of these two insulins may vary depending on the specific product.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 2 46 23
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 4 6
Diabetes type 1 3 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Latent autoimmune diabetes 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 5
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Insulin NPH-insulin regular

Side effect Patients Percentage
Weight gain 3
Anxious mood 1
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1
Head tingling 1
Hunger 1
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Insulin NPH-insulin regular

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.55 units twice daily 1
60 x 70-30 unt/ml twice daily 1
45 x 70-30 unt/ml three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Insulin NPH-insulin regular

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 3
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Insulin NPH-insulin regular

Duration

Currently taking Insulin NPH-insulin regular

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Insulin NPH-insulin regular

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 18
Usually 6
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 18
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 11
Not specified 12

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Insulin NPH-insulin regular after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Metformin (Metformin ER) 5
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 4
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 3
Exenatide (Bydureon) 1
Insulin lispro-insulin lispro protamine (Humalog Mix 75/25) 1

Patients stopped taking Insulin NPH-insulin regular and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 4
Insulin Aspart (Novolog) 3
Insulin degludec (Tresiba) 1
Insulin lispro-insulin lispro protamine (Humalog Mix 75/25) 1
Insulin NPH (Novolin N) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Insulin NPH-insulin regular.