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Novolin N is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes. Novolin N is also referred to by its drug name, Human insulin [rDNA origin] isophane. Your doctor may prescribe another type of insulin or an oral medication such as Metformin to take along with Novolin N.

Novolin N is an intermediate-acting insulin.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Novolin N should be administered via a subcutaneous injection. Your doctor will explain when and where you should inject Novolin N and how to measure your dosage. Novolin N might be used to control your blood glucose levels between meals or overnight.

Novolin N comes as a liquid in vials.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Novolin N lists common side effects including hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), hypokalemia (low potassium), lipodystrophy (fat degeneration), and minor redness or irritation at injection sites.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Novolin N can include a systemic allergic reaction and swelling of the extremities.

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