The Difference Between Novorapid And Novomix Insulin Injection Drugs?
want to ask what’s the difference between novorapid and novomix, what is the same function
Hello, good afternoon Martin ..
Novorapid and Novomix are trademarks for injection drugs containing the insulin hormone. The hormone insulin plays an important role in controlling a person's blood sugar. The hormone insulin is produced by the pancreas, which functions to convert glucose (sugar in the blood) into energy to be distributed throughout the body. Although both contain the hormone insulin, there are differences between novorapi and novomix.
Novorapid contains aspart insulin, which is insulin with fast acting (fast acting). Fast-acting insulin works to lower blood sugar after eating, therefore the use of this drug is done some time before eating. The working effect of this drug will appear 10-20 minutes after the drug is injected and will last for 3-5 hours only. Therefore Novorapid does not maintain blood sugar levels for a long period of time. Meanwhile, Novomix contains a mixture of insulin aspart (fast acting insulin) and protamine aspart (intermediate working insulin). The effect of the Novomix drug appears 10-20 minutes after injection, and will last for 24 hours. Due to its long-lasting effects, it can be given less frequently than Novorapid.
The choice of insulin therapy, whether it requires fast, medium, long-acting, or mixed, must be adjusted to the condition and the results of the patient's blood sugar level measurement. Therefore, first consult an internal medicine doctor about the most appropriate insulin medication for you / your family.
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