Humulin 70/30 (Insulin) for Diabetes | DiabetesTeam

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Humulin 70/30 is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults. Humulin 70/30 is also referred to by its drug name, 70% human insulin isophane suspension and 30% human insulin injection (rDNA origin).

Humulin 70/30 is a combination of short-acting Humulin R and intermediate-acting Humulin N.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Humulin 70/30 should be administered via a subcutaneous injection. Your doctor will explain when and where you should inject Humulin 70/30 and how to measure your dosage. Humulin 70/30 is usually injected 30 to 45 minutes before eating a meal.

Humulin 70/30 comes as a liquid in vials or prefilled pens.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Humulin 70/30 lists common side effects including hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), hypokalemia (low potassium), weight gain, swelling of the extremities, lipodystrophy (fat degeneration), and minor redness or irritation at injection sites.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Humulin 70/30 can include a systemic allergic reaction.

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