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Humulin N Insulin

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Regulate your pet’s diabetes with Humulin N insulin. This is a human-based insulin that is commonly used to treat diabetes mellitus in dogs and... Learn More

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Regulate your pet’s diabetes with Humulin N insulin. This is a human-based insulin that is commonly used to treat diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats (sometimes). Humulin N must be given with a U-100 syringe (sold separately).

Humulin N is: a type of insulin that helps to treat diabetes mellitus in dog and cats. It is a crystalline suspension with protamine and zinc. It is immediate-acting insulin that lasts up to 24 hours.

What are the benefits? 1.Provides insulin supplementation necessary to manage your pet’s diabetes mellitus;2. Quick-acting and long-lasting insulin; 3.Can be given by injection at home once your you learn proper technique.

What outcomes can be expected? Humulin N will not cure your pet’s diabetes but can help to regulate your pet’s blood sugar so that it is within normal range. This should decrease his/her symptoms and improve his/her comfort and quality of life. Your pet’s insulin dose and frequency may require adjustments. Treatment is usually required for life in most pets.
Who is it for:dogs and cats but it is manufactured for humans.

How is it given?

1. Dosing and frequency of administration varies.
2. Always follow your veterinarian’s precise instructions regarding the use of Humulin N.
3. Only use U-100 syringes(sold separately) when giving Humulin N.
4. Give with food unless your veterinarian tells you otherwise.
5. Humulin N is given by injection (subcutaneously).
6. Learn proper injection technique before you start giving Humulin N to your pet.
7. Roll the bottle gently in the palm of your hands about 10 times before each use.
8. Contact your veterinarian if you have questions regarding the use of this medication.

How does it work? Humulin N mimics the insulin that is normally produced in your pet’s pancreas. Pets with diabetes mellitus do not produce enough insulin on their own or cannot utilize it correctly which results in hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Humulin N helps to adjust your pet’s blood glucose so it is normal which helps relieve diabetes symptoms.

What form(s) does it come in? Humulin N comes in liquid form. It is given by injection only. Comes in 10 mL vials containing 100 units per mL.

Generic Name:NPH human insulin

Common Brand Name: Humulin-N (Lilly)

Dose and Administration: Humulin N is a human insulin. It is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine but it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Always follow your veterinarian’s precise instructions regarding this medication. The dose is determined based on glucose test results. Injections are typically given subcutaneously (under the skin). Do not give your pet an injection of this or any other medication unless you have been properly trained by your veterinarian. Doses can vary. Roll the bottle between the palms of your hands to mix everything up. If you miss a dose of Humulin N, contact your veterinarian for further instructions. Only use U-100 syringes or the dose will be incorrect. U-100 syringes require a veterinary prescription. Insulin injections should usually be given with food. Follow your veterinarian’s instructions regarding the best diet and exercise plan for your diabetic pet.

Uses: Humulin N is used to provide your pet with the amount of insulin that is necessary for normal blood sugar. Pets with diabetes mellitus either do not produce enough insulin or do not use it properly. This causes high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) which leads to symptoms such as polyuria (increased urination), polydipsia (increased drinking), and weight loss.

Storage: Unopened vials of Humulin N should be stored in the refrigerator until they expire. Opened bottles can be kept at room temperature (below 86 degrees) or in the refrigerator. Throw away opened bottles after 28 days. Store this medication in a place away from children and pets.

Possible Side Effects:Side effects associated with Humulin N insulin may include weakness, tiredness, shaking, seizures or coma which may be the result of your pet’s blood sugar falling too low(hypoglycemia). Some cats may appear immobile although this is rare. Symptoms of a true allergic reaction to Humulin N include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, or coma. If your pet acts unusual in any while taking Humulin N, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Precautions: Results are not immediate. It may take weeks and multiple laboratory tests to determine the correct insulin dose for your pet so be patient. Make sure to give Humulin N insulin on a regular schedule as instructed by your veterinarian. The type, amount, and frequency of administration of insulin should be strictly followed as per your veterinarian’s instructions. Do not make any changes unless your veterinarian tells you to make changes. Follow your veterinarian’s specific recommendations regarding the type of food and frequency of feeding for your diabetic pet. Your pet’s glucose levels need to be monitored closely as directed by your veterinarian for optimal results. This may require you to monitor blood and/or urine samples from home. Always ask your veterinarian if you have questions regarding the use of Humulin N insulin or if you think your pet is having trouble tolerating it.

Drug and Food Interactions: Discuss all medications your pet is taking with your veterinarian. Some medications can complicate your pet’s insulin treatment and can falsely elevate or decrease your pet’s blood sugar. There is a long list of medications that may interact with Humulin N. You should speak with your veterinarian first to make sure Humulin N can be given to your diabetic pet. Consult your veterinarian with questions.



Prescription Required

A prescription is required for this product. Once we receive your order, we’ll quickly contact your vet and ship your prescription within one business day of receiving approval.* If you have a prescription in hand, select the "mail my prescription" option during checkout.

*UPS doesn’t ship on Saturday, Sunday, and most holidays. Note: If you are ordering medication, shipping is not available in the following states: LA

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