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Novolin 70/30

When and How to Take Novolin 70/30

General considerations for those taking Novolin 70/30 include the following:
  • This diabetes medication comes in injectable form. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously), usually about half an hour before meals. Typically, it is taken twice a day. Your healthcare provider will decide exactly how and when you should take Novolin 70/30.
  • Currently, this insulin comes only in vials. The cartridges (which could be used in certain insulin pen devices) and in the prefilled, disposable InnoLet® devices have been discontinued by the manufacturer. 


  • Novolin 70/30 comes as a suspension that settles between doses. You must "resuspend" the insulin before each injection. Shake or rotate the product until the insulin is cloudy throughout.
  • Your healthcare provider should show you exactly how to inject Novolin 70/30. It can be injected into the skin and fat layer of the abdomen (stomach), upper arm, or thigh. Choose one of these three areas, and rotate injection sites within your chosen area.
  • Never mix this insulin with any other insulin in the same syringe.
  • For Novolin 70/30 to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. This drug will not work if you stop taking it. Make sure to monitor your blood sugar levels as your healthcare provider recommends.

Dosing Information

The dose of Novolin 70/30 your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your current dose of other insulins
  • The carbohydrate content of your meals
  • Your blood sugar levels
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Novolin 70/30 Dosage for more information.)
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