Novolin N Overdose
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An insulin overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia.
Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, seizure (convulsions), or coma.
Do not change the brand of insulin or syringe you are using without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist. Some brands of Novolin N and syringes are interchangeable, while others are not. Your doctor and/or pharmacist know which brands can be substituted for one another.
Avoid drinking alcohol. Your blood sugar may become dangerously low if you drink alcohol while using Novolin N.
Monitor for signs of hypoglycaemia. Insulin requirements may change when there is illness, emotional disturbance or other stresses. Renal and hepatic impairment. Monitor blood glucose and haemoglobin A1c. Caution when changing insulin as changes in strength, brand, type, manufacturer and source may result in dosage changes. Inj area should be rotated to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy and inj-site reactions e.g. redness and inflammation. β-blockers may mask symptoms of hypoglycaemia. Pregnancy and lactation.
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For Novolin N (nph), the following should be considered:
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Novolin N (nph) or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of Humulin® N in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Although appropriate studies on the relationship of age to the effects of Humulin® N have not been performed in the geriatric population, geriatric-specific problems are not expected to limit the usefulness of Novolin N (nph) in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have hypoglycemia and age-related kidney, liver, or heart problems, which may require caution and an adjustment in the dose in patients receiving Novolin N (nph).
Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking Novolin N (nph), it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Using Novolin N (nph) with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of Novolin N (nph). Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
It is important to keep Novolin N on hand at all times. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
|I USE NOVOLIN N AND IT WORKS GREAT, I HAD 2 BUY IT BECAUSE OF THE PRICE I WAS PAYING THE LEVEMIR INSULIN. |
Information checked by Dr. Sachin Kumar, MD Pharmacology