FDA Approves Lilly's Humulin N
Humulin N is an insulin injection for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Humulin N is a replicated version of human insulin hormone that is intended to treat diabetes symptoms up to 24 hours post-injection.
Humulin N is a man-made form of a hormone that is produced in the body. It works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Humulin N is a long-acting form of insulin that is slightly different from other forms of insulin that are not man-made.
An intermediate-acting insulin, Humulin N is a medicine used for treating diabetes. It is used to control blood sugar throughout the day. The diabetes medication comes in injectable form and is injected just under the skin, usually once or twice a day. Potential side effects of Humulin N include low blood sugar levels and skin reactions at the injection site.
This man-made insulin product is the same as human insulin. It is used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar in people with diabetes. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, circulation problems, blindness, and sexual function problems.
Human isophane insulin is an intermediate-acting insulin. It starts to work more slowly but lasts longer than regular insulin. Isophane insulin is often used in combination with a shorter-acting insulin. In some people with diabetes, insulin may be used alone or with other diabetes drugs (e.g., sulfonylureas like glyburide).
People with diabetes do not make enough insulin for their body to properly use the sugar in food.