Regular Insulin (short acting): Humulin R/Novolin R (antidiabetics, hormones)

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Generic Name


Trade Name

Humulin R/Novolin R


hyperglycemia with diabetes type 1 and 2, diabetic ketoacidosis


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

Subcutaneous30-45 min1.5-2.5h4.5-6h

Therapeutic Class               

antidiabetics, hormones

Pharmacologic Class


Nursing Considerations

  • 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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