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NovoLog Mix 50/50 Dosage

General Information on Taking Your Dose

Considerations for people taking NovoLog Mix 50/50 include the following:
 
  • This diabetes medication comes in injectable form. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) immediately before meals, within 15 minutes before you start eating, up to three times a day.
     
  • Your healthcare provider should show you exactly how to inject NovoLog Mix 50/50. 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.
     
  • This insulin comes in PenFill® cartridges (for use in refillable pen devices) and prefilled FlexPen® pen injection devices. To use the pen devices, you will need specific types of needles known as "pen needles." Each time you inject NovoLog Mix 50/50, you need to use a new needle.
     
  • NovoLog Mix 50/50 comes as a suspension that settles between doses. You must "re-suspend" the insulin before each injection. To do this, roll the FlexPen or cartridge 10 times horizontally between your hands, then turn up and down 10 times. Make sure the insulin is uniformly white and cloudy before injecting.
     
  • Never mix this insulin with any other insulin in the same syringe.
     
  • For this diabetes drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it. Make sure to monitor your blood sugar levels as your healthcare provider recommends.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your NovoLog Mix 50/50 dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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