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Humulin N Side Effects

Injection site skin reactions, low blood sugar, and high blood sugar are potential side effects of Humulin N. In most cases, side effects of the drug are minor and either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. However, there are certain Humulin N side effects that should be reported to your healthcare provide immediately, including loss of coordination, wheezing or difficulty breathing, and cold sweats.

An Introduction to Humulin N Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Humulin® N (NPH insulin). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, many people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Humulin N. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Humulin N side effects with you.)
 

Possible Side Effects of Humulin N

Because Humulin N is a non-prescription medication, little information is available about its possible side effects. Detailed side effect data is provided in the prescribing information of prescription medications, but such data is not given for non-prescription medications. However, vague information is available and suggests that possible side effects of Humulin N include:
 
  • A skin reaction at the site of the injection
  • Skin thickening or pitting at the site of the injection
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) if too much is taken
  • High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) if too little is taken.
     
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