Which medications in the drug class Premixed Insulins are used in the treatment of Glucose Intolerance?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Premixed Insulins

Premixed insulins are used in the treatment of type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus. These combinations combine rapid- and long-acting insulins.

Insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart (NovoLog 50/50, NovoLog 70/30)

The insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart combination includes a rapid-onset insulin, insulin aspart, and intermediate-acting insulin, insulin aspart protamine. Insulin aspart is absorbed more rapidly than regular human insulin, and insulin aspart protamine has a prolonged absorption profile after injection.

Insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro (Humalog 50/50, Humalog 75/25)

The insulin lispro protamine/insulin lispro combination includes a rapid-onset insulin, insulin lispro, and insulin lispro protamine, which has a prolonged duration of action.


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