NPH Insulin Information
What is NPH insulin? NPH stands for Neutral Protamine Hagedorn, so named because it has a neutral pH, contains protamine, and was invented by a scientist named Hans Christian Hagedorn. This type of insulin starts working more slowly, has a lower peak, and lasts longer than regular insulin. It is available without a prescription and is usually injected once or twice a day to keep blood sugar levels stable throughout the day in people with diabetes.
Prior to taking NPH insulin, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information about any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription products and supplements, and any other medical conditions you have. This product is not suitable for everyone, and discussing these things with your healthcare provider can help him or her ensure that this is the best medicine for you.
(For more information, including factors that will affect your dosage, click NPH Insulin.)