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Generic Name

Insulin Regular

Trade Name

Humulin R/Novolin R


hyperglycemia with diabetes type 1 and 2, diabetic ketoacidosis


stimulates uptake of glucose into muscle and fat cells, inhibits production of glucose in the liver, prevents breakdown of fat and protein

Route Onset Peak Duration Subcutaneous 30-45 min 1-5 4.5-6h


Therapeutic Class

antidiabetics, hormones

Pharmacologic Class


Nursing Considerations

• assess for symptoms of hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia • monitor body weight over time • may cause decreased inorganic phosphates, potassium, and magnesium • monitor blood sugars every 6 hours, monitor A1C every 3-6 months

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