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Novolog® Mix 70/30 Ifu

NovoLog® Mix 70/30 (insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart injectable suspension) 100 U/mL Indications and Usage NovoLog® Mix 70/30 (insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart injectable suspension) 100 U/mL is an insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus. NovoLog® Mix 70/30 is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. The proportions of rapid-acting and long-acting insulins are fixed and do not allow for basal versus prandial dose adjustments. Important Safety Information NovoLog® Mix 70/30 is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to NovoLog® Mix 70/30 or one of its excipients. Never Share a NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® Between Patients, even if the needle is changed. Patients using NovoLog® Mix 70/30 vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens. Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of b Continue reading >>

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  1. luvmy2angels

    You will hardly ever hold Lantus at night due to it being long acting. You also don't ever want to mix Lantus with any other insulin. You can usually mix the short and intermediate insulins together, just remeber "clear before cloudy". There should be specific orders for each patients as when to hold the insulin as everyone is different. If i would do an accucheck and it was below 60 i would call the Dr for an order to hold the insulin. But then again that was the policy of the LTC facility that i worked in, you may not have to do that. Good Luck, it seems scary at first but you'll get the hang of it!!

  2. Virgo_RN

    We don't mix 70/30 or Lantus.

  3. blondy2061h, MSN

    70/30 can be mixed with regular. Lantus can't be mixed with anything.
    I really recommend you brush up on your understanding of insulin actions and uses and such. You probably shouldn't be holding a scheduled dose for a bg under 100, but it depends on the type of insulin.

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