Soluble insulin 10 ml. 1 bottle. Sold by Shwe Myittar Pharmacy.
Composition and Indication
Insunova R is a human insulin medication used to treat diabetes. It contains a fast acting human insulin made by recombinant biotechnology. Each milliliter of Insunova R has 100 units of insulin human. One vial contains 10 milliliters which is equal to 1000 units of insulin human.
Dosage and Precautions
Insunova R is classified as a rapid-acting insulin, which means it has a quick onset of action. The average daily insulin requirement ranges between 0.5 and 1.0 IU/kg, depending on individual needs of the patient. It may be taken 1 to 4 times daily, before meals and possibly at bed time. After administration, it typically begins to lower blood sugar levels within approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Consume a carbohydrate-containing meal or snack within 30 minutes of your injection to prevent low blood sugar.
Pay attention to special warnings and precautions, including the risks of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders, kidney and liver diseases and potential interactions with other medications.
Undesirable Effects and Interactions
While using Insunova R, you may experience certain side effects. These can include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), weight gain, skin changes at injection sites, signs of allergy (redness, swelling, itching)
It's important to be aware of the potential for interactions with other medications. Beta-blockers can potentially diminish or completely mask the initial warning signs that help you recognize low blood sugar levels.
Insulin requirements may increase in cases of infection, psychological stress, or an uncontrolled overactive thyroid, and often at a time of surgery. Requirements may diminish with kidney disease or a less active adrenal or pituitary gland.
Unused Insunova R vials should be stored in a refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C, away from the cooling element. Remember not to freeze them.
However, if you have an Insunova R vial that is being used, it can be stored at room temperature (below 25ºC) for up to 6 weeks. To protect it from light, always keep the vial in the outer carton when not in use. It is important to ensure that Insunova R is shielded from excessive heat and light.
Insunova R is available in vial.
An alternative medication that contains human insulin is Actrapid.
For More Information
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Information Source and Quality Check
The information above was sourced from Mega, the manufacturer of the product. It was verified by Dr. Khine Khine Zaw in May 2023.