Intermediate Acting Insulin

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Summary

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Key Points

  • Intermediate Acting Insulin
    • Drug Names
      • NPH (Humulin N, Novolin N)
    • Onset, Peak, Duration
      • Onset = 1.5-4 hours
      • Peak = ~5 hours
        • Exact peak depends on patient and ranges from 4-12 hours
      • Duration = 12-18 hours
    • Nursing Considerations
      • Cloudy” in appearance
      • When mixing with Regular insulin, draw NPH insulin LAST
        • Clear before cloudy, or “RN” - regular before NPH