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NovoLog Mix 50/50 Dosage

There is no standard recommended NovoLog Mix 50/50 dosage. Keeping track of the carbohydrate content of your meals and measuring your blood sugar before and after meals are things you can do to help you and your healthcare provider determine an appropriate dosage. The medication is taken up to three times a day, within 15 minutes before the start of each meal.

Dosage of NovoLog Mix 50/50: An Introduction

The dose of NovoLog® Mix 50/50 (insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your current dose of other insulins
  • Your blood sugar levels
  • The carbohydrate content of your meals
  • Other medications you are taking, including other diabetes medications
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

NovoLog Mix 50/50 Dosing Guidelines

There is no "standard" NovoLog Mix 50/50 dose that will work for all people or even for the same person in all situations. NovoLog Mix 50/50 is made up of two different insulins, 50 percent intermediate-acting (insulin aspart protamine) and 50 percent rapid-acting (insulin aspart). It is taken twice a day within 15 minutes before the start of each meal, up to three times per day.
 
You may be asked to measure your blood sugar before and after meals, and your healthcare provider may recommend carbohydrate counting. Both of these things can help you and your healthcare provider know how to dose your NovoLog Mix 50/50.
 
If you are switching from NovoLog Mix 70/30 to this product, it is important to understand a few key differences. This insulin contains less of the intermediate-acting insulin and more of the rapid-acting insulin, compared to NovoLog 70/30. While NovoLog Mix 70/30 is usually taken just twice a day, this insulin is usually taken three times daily.
 
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