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ReliOn/Novolin 70/30

Generic name: insulin isophane and insulin regular [IN-su-lin-EYE-soe-fane-and-IN-su-lin-REG-ue-lar]

Brand names: HumuLIN 70/30, HumuLIN 70/30 KwikPen, NovoLIN 70/30, ReliOn/NovoLIN 70/30
Drug class: insulin

What is ReliOn/Novolin 70/30?

Insulin works by lowering the levels of sugar in the blood. Insulin isophane acts as an intermediate insulin. Insulin regularity has a short-acting This combination of insulin begins to work 10 to 20 minutes following the injection. It reaches its peak in two hours and continues to function for up to 24 hours.ReliOn/Novolin 70/30 improves blood sugar control for adults with type 2 diabetes.ReliOn and Novolin can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of ReliOn/Novolin 70/30

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek emergency medical attention: swelling or redness where an insulin injection was administered; itchiness on your skin; a rash all over your body; difficulty breathing; chest pain; feeling as if you may pass out; or swelling around your throat or tongue.

ReliOn/Novolin 70/30 may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Fluid retention: weight gain, swelling of the hands or feet, or feeling short-breathing;
  • Low sodium, leg cramps, constipation, increased thirst and urination, numbness, tingling or numbness, muscle weakness, or a limp feeling

ReliOn/Novolin 60/30 can cause the following side effects:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Weight gain and swelling of the hands or feet
  • Mild skin rash;
  • The skin may become thicker or hollower where the medication was injected.

There may be other side effects.Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


ReliOn/Novolin is not recommended if you have low blood sugar.Do not share an injection pen, syringe, or syringe, even if it has been changed.

Before you take this drug

This medicine should not be used if you have an episode of hypoglycemia.The use of this medicine by those under 18 is not recommended.

Inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Heart failure, congestive heart failure, or any other heart problem;
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Low potassium levels in the blood (hypokalemia)

Inform your doctor if, in addition to insulin, you are taking pioglitazone and rosiglitazone. These medications may be combined with glimepiride and metformin. You may be at greater risk for serious heart problems if you take certain diabetes medications while using insulin.Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing.If you're pregnant or plan to become pregnant, follow your doctor's advice about insulin.

How to take ReliOn/Novolin 70/30?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label.Insulin is injected into the skin. You can learn how to use the medication properly by yourself from a healthcare provider.ReliOn/Novolin 70/30 should not be taken with insulin pumps.Please read and follow all instructions for use that come with your medication.Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you don't understand.After mixing, the insulin should appear cloudy. If the mixture is clear or contains particles, do not use it. For new medicines, call your pharmacist.Your healthcare provider will tell you exactly where to inject ReliOn, Novolin 70, or 30. Each time you inject, use a new place. Don't inject in the same spot twice.This medicine should not be injected into damaged skin that is scaly or hard, has a bruise, is tender or bruised, or has been pitted or thickened.You should eat within 30 to 60 minutes after using ReliOn or Novolin.

Use only the pen that came with your insulin if you are using an injection pen. Attach a fresh needle each time. Transferring insulin from a pen to a syringe is not recommended.Do not share an injection pen, syringe, or other device with anyone else. This is true even if you have changed the needle. It can spread infections and diseases from person to person.If you have hypoglycemia, you may feel very hungry or dizzy. You might also be confused, anxious, or If you want to treat hypoglycemia quickly, consume or drink something that will provide sugar fast (fruit juices, hard candies, crackers, or raisins).In the event of severe hypoglycemia, your doctor may prescribe a glucagon injectable kit. Make sure that your family and friends are familiar with how to administer this injection in case of an emergency.Watch for signs such as increased thirst and urination.Stress, illness, surgery, or alcohol consumption can affect blood sugar levels. Consult your doctor before changing the dose or schedule of your medication.Insulin is just one part of the treatment plan that can include other things like diet, exercise, and weight control. It may also be combined with blood sugar testing and medical attention. You should follow your doctor's advice.This medicine should be kept in the original container, away from heat and sunlight. You should not transfer insulin from the vial to a syringe before you are ready for an injection. Store insulin away from the cooling element of a fridge. Do not use any frozen insulin.

ReliOn/Novolin 60/30 can be stored unopened and not in use.

  • Use within the expiry date.
  • Keep your medication at room temperature, and use it within the specified number of days in the instructions for use that came with the medicine.

ReliOn/Novolin 60/30 can be stored open (in use).

  • The vial can be stored in the refrigerator or at normal room temperature.
  • Keep the pen at room temperature (do not refrigerate). Store the pen without a needle.
  • Insulin in use is only stable for a limited number of days. Toss away any medication not used in that period. Keep your medicines in accordance with the instructions provided.

Only use a needle or syringe once, and then store them in a "sharps container" that is puncture-proof. Be sure to follow local or state laws on how to properly dispose of the container. Keep the container out of reach of pets and children.Wear or carry identification that identifies you as diabetic in case of an emergency.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a dosing regimen because this medication is taken with food. You must eat within 45 minutes of using this insulin. Don't use extra medication to make up for a missed dosage.Refill your prescription before you run out.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical attention. An insulin overdose can lead to life-threatening hypoglycemia. The symptoms include drowsiness and confusion.

What should be avoided?

Insulin can cause low sugar levels. ReliOn or Novolin can cause low blood sugar. Avoid driving or operating machines until you are sure of how they will affect you.Check the label of your medication before you inject it to avoid any mistakes.Avoid alcohol. Alcohol can cause low sugar levels and interfere with diabetes treatment.

Interaction with other drug

It is possible that this insulin will not work properly if you are taking other medications at the same time. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. You may also experience fewer hypoglycemic symptoms when taking certain drugs, making it more difficult to detect low blood sugar. This list does not include all possible interactions. Inform your doctor of all medications you begin or stop taking.