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Humulin 50/50 Dosage

There is no standard dose of Humulin 50/50 that will work for the same person in all situations. To help determine the most effective dosage for your situation, your healthcare provider may recommend that you monitor your blood sugar levels before and after meals, as well as count the carbohydrate content of your meals. Humulin 50/50 is typically injected twice a day, about half an hour before a meal.

Dosage of Humulin 50/50: An Introduction

The dose of Humulin® 50/50 (NPH insulin/regular insulin) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your blood sugar goals (which can vary from person to person)
  • Your blood sugar levels
  • Your current dose of other insulins
  • The carbohydrate content of your meals
  • Other medications you are taking, including other diabetes medications
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
As of July 2009, Eli Lilly and Company decided to stop producing Humulin 50/50 due to low product demand. It was initially estimated that current supplies of the medication may last until April 2010, but the supplies have appeared to have run out earlier than expected (as of December 2009). If you are currently taking Humulin 50/50, your healthcare provider will need to switch you to one of the other types of insulin.
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