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Active ingredients: insulin isophane bovine
What it is used for
Insulin is used in growth onset diabetes mellitus and in maturity onset diabetes mellitus, not responding to diet or oral drugs. Its principal action is probably to accelerate the passage of glucose into cells of certain tissues, notably skeletal muscles and adipose tissue. Hypurin Isophane is specially suited for diabetics requiring a deposit of insulin of medium duration. where a more rapid or intense onset is desirable it may be mixed with Hypurin Neutral. Hypurin Isophane may be particularly advantageous in the treatment of diabetics with insulin lipodystrophy or insulin allergy, and also in liable diabetes and when intermittent short-term therapy is required.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
Insulin and diabetes
Insulin injections are required when the body produces little or no insulin, as with type 1 diabetes.
Read more on WA Health website
Type 1 diabetes - myDr.com.au
Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin, resulting in high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It's usually diagnosed in children and young adults.
Read more on myDr website