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Novolin R Dosage

General Information on Your Novolin R Dosage

Some considerations for people taking Novolin R include the following:
  • This diabetes medication comes in injectable form. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) before meals. There are many different strategies for dosing Novolin R and other insulins; be sure to follow your healthcare provider's recommendations. Your healthcare provider can also administer Novolin R intravenously (by IV) in certain situations.
  • Your healthcare provider should show you exactly how to inject Novolin R. It can be injected into the skin and fat layer of the abdomen (stomach), upper arm, or thigh.
  • Novolin R comes in vials. It is no longer available in cartridges (that were used in certain insulin pen devices) and in the prefilled, disposable InnoLet® device.
  • Novolin R can be mixed with Novolin N (NPH insulin) in the same syringe. Be sure to draw up the Novolin R first.
  • For this diabetes drug to work properly, it must be taken as directed. Make sure to monitor your blood sugar levels as your healthcare provider recommends. Even though Novolin R is available without a prescription, it should not be used without a healthcare provider's approval and supervision.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Novolin R dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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