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Novomix 50/50 100 Iu Penfill 3 ML

Novomix 50/50 100 Iu Penfill 3 ML

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    • Rs. 578.00

    Uses :

    Insulin is a hormone used in the management of diabetes (both type I and type II). Insulin aspart is fast-acting insulin while insulin aspart protamine is an intermediate-acting type of insulin.

    Mode of drug action


    Similar to the other insulin products (such as Novorapid insulin, lispro insulin, etc.) both the types of insulin bind to the insulin receptors of the cells, increasing their uptake of glucose from the blood. It also inhibits the conversion of glycogen (a storage form of glucose) to glucose in the liver, thus, this medicine lowers the blood glucose levels.

    What are the common side effects?

    The common side effects of both the types of insulin include injection site reaction, abnormally low levels of glucose, and abnormal distribution of fats in the body.

    Warning

    Pregnancy: Safe under medical guidance Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required

    Special precautions for safe use

    • Do not take Novomix if a past allergic reaction has been experienced to any of the insulin products.

    • Avoid the injection during the episodes of hypoglycemia (i.e. low levels of blood glucose).

    • It is not a good idea to share the injection pens with others even if the needle is changed. It can lead to the transmission of infections.

    • People with emotional disturbances and stress may require a modification of the dose of the medicine.

    • Do not perform unplanned strenuous exercises while using this medicine due to the increased risk of insulin aspart side effects such as hypoglycemia.

    • People with a concomitant illness or infection, kidney or liver impairment, and heart diseases should use this medicine carefully, under a physician’s supervision.

    • This drug is not for use in children and adolescents younger than 18 years of age.

    • If any other anti-diabetic medications are taken together with this medicine, it should be informed to a doctor due to the risk of serious heart problems.

    • Pregnant and breastfeeding women may require a different dose of the medicine. It is very important to manage the blood sugar levels during pregnancy. Therefore, regularly visit a doctor for appropriate dosing.

    • Always keep fast-acting energy sources such as candies while using this medicine. This helps to quickly overcome the problem of hypoglycemia with insulin preparations.

    • Regularly monitor blood glucose levels and report if the levels are too high or low.

    • Keep changing the injection site as per the doctor’s suggestion.

    • It is very important to take the exact dosage of aspart insulin as prescribed by a physician. Otherwise, it can lead to unwanted effects.

    • Read the instructions given on the label of Novomix injections before use.

    What else should I know?

    1. How should I take insulin aspart? Take the aspart insulin injection immediately before meals (5-10 minutes). Inject it under the skin and not into a vein or muscle.

    2. What are the symptoms of hypoglycemia? Symptoms of hypoglycemia are hunger, sweating, headache, irritability, nausea, dizziness, increase in heart rate, and feeling anxious or shakiness.

    3. What are the symptoms of hyperglycemia? Symptoms of hyperglycemia are an increase in thirst and urination, blurring of vision, headache, and tiredness.

    4. Can I control my blood glucose only by taking insulin aspart? Insulin aspart is a part of treatment for high blood sugar levels. Along with this medicine, you need to take a proper diet, perform regular exercises, maintain your weight, etc. to control diabetes.

    5. How should I store the medicine in the vial? Store insulin containing vial in cool temperature (in a refrigerator, but do not freeze) for use till its expiry. If stored at room temperature, it has to be used within 28 days.

    6. Can I store the medicine left in the pen? Yes. You can store the insulin left in the pen, by detaching the needle, at room temperature for 14 days. Do not refrigerate.

    7. Can I use the medicine if it turns to a clear solution? The medicine should appear cloudy and white. Do not use it if it looks clear or has any particles suspended but ask for a new medicine.

    8. What if I miss an insulin aspart dose? There is no scheduled time for taking this injection. Be sure to eat within 15 minutes of taking this injection. Do not take 2 doses to make up for the missed dose. 9. Can I drive after taking Novomix injection? If you have low levels of glucose with the injection, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machines. Check how you react usually. 10. Is it ok to drink alcohol while using Novomix? It is required to avoid alcohol while using Novomix as it can lead to the risk of low sugar levels.

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