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Novolin R Side Effects

The most significant side effect of Novolin R is low blood sugar levels. Although some people may experience different symptoms of low blood sugar, possible signs of this problem can include difficulty speaking, confusion, and blurry vision. It is important to contact your healthcare provider if you develop this side effect, as it may cause serious complications. Other Novolin R side effects include skin pitting and skin reactions at the injection site.

An Introduction to Novolin R Side Effects

As with any medicine, Novolin® R (regular insulin) can cause side effects. The most significant side effect with Novolin R is low blood sugar levels, although other problems are also possible.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Novolin R. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Novolin R side effects with you.)
 

Possible Side Effects of Novolin R

Because Novolin R is an over-the-counter (non-prescription) medication, only a little information is available about the possible side effects. For prescription medications, the manufacturer provides detailed information on potential side effects. However, such information is not given for non-prescription medications. As a result, only vague information on possible side effects is provided.
 
Based on this information, possible Novolin R side effects include:
 
  • High blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), if you take too little Novolin R
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia), if you take too much Novolin R
  • A skin reaction at the site of the injection
  • Skin thickening or pitting at the site of the injection.
     
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