Regular (Humulin R/Novolin R)

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What is the Generic Name for Humulin R/Novolin R?

Regular

What is the Trade Name for Regular?

Humulin R/Novolin R

What are the Indications of Regular (Humulin R/Novolin R)?

Hyperglycemia with diabetes type 1 and 2, diabetic ketoacidosis

What are the Actions of Regular (Humulin R/Novolin R)?

Stimulates uptake of glucose into muscle and fat cells, inhibits production of glucose in the liver, prevents breakdown of fat and protein

What is the Therapeutic Class of Regular (Humulin R/Novolin R)?

Antidiabetics, hormones

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Regular (Humulin R/Novolin R)?

Pancreatics

What are the Nursing Considerations of Regular (Humulin R/Novolin R)?

Assess for symptoms of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia
Monitor body weight over time
May cause decreased inorganic phosphates, potassium, and magnesium
Monitor blood sugars every 6 hours, monitor A1C every 3-6 months

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