Insulin Preparations

Types, presentations and profiles of insulin products.


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Insulin Preparations
Neutral Insulin Injection
PreparationManufacturerSpeciesFormOnset
(approx)
Peak
activity
(approx)
Duration
of action
(approx)
Actrapid Novo Nordisk Human V <30 min 1.5-3.5hr 7-8hr
Apidra (insulin glulisine*) Sanofi Human V, P, C4, C5 10-20 min 55 min 1.5-4hr
Humalog (insulin lispro*) Lilly Human V, P, C2, C3 15 min 1.5hr 2-5hr
Humulin S Lilly Human V, C2, C3 30 min-1hr 1-6hr 6-12hr
Hypurin Bovine Neutral Wockhardt Bovine V, C2 30 min-1hr 1.5-4.5hr 6-8hr
Hypurin Porcine Neutral Wockhardt

Porcine

V, C2 30 min-1hr 1.5-4.5hr 6-8hr
Insuman Rapid Sanofi Human P, C4, C5 <30 min 1-4hr 7-9h
NovoRapid (insulin aspart*) Novo Nordisk Human V, P, C1 10-20 min 1-3hr 3-5hr
Biphasic Insulin Injection**
PreparationManufacturerSpeciesFormOnset
(approx)
Peak
activity
(approx)
Duration
of action
(approx)
Humalog Mix25 Lilly Human V, P, C2, C3 15 min 2hr 22hr
Humalog Mix50 Lilly Human P, C2, C3 15 min 2hr 22hr
Humulin M3 Lilly Human V, P, C2, C3 30 min-1hr 1-12hr 22hr
Hypurin Porcine 30/70 Wockhardt Porcine V, C2 <2hr 4-12hr 24hr
Insuman Comb 15 Sanofi Human C4, C5 30 min-1hr 2-4hr 11-20hr
Insuman Comb 25 Sanofi Human V, P, C4, C5 30min-1hr 2-4hr 12-19hr
Insuman Comb 50 Sanofi Human C4, C5 <30 min 1.5-4hr 12-16hr
NovoMix 30 Novo Nordisk Human P, C1 10-20 min 1-4hr 24hr
Isophane Insulin Injection
PreparationManufacturerSpeciesFormOnset
(approx)
Peak
activity
(approx)
Duration
of action
(approx)
Humulin I Lilly Human V, P, C2, C3 30 min-1hr 1-8hr 22hr
Hypurin Bovine Isophane Wockhardt Bovine V, C2 <2hr 6-12hr 18-24hr
Hypurin Porcine Isophane Wockhardt Porcine V, C2 <2hr 6-12hr 18-24hr
Insulatard Novo Nordisk Human V, C1, D <1.5hr 4-12hr 24hr
Insuman Basal Sanofi Human V, P, C4, C5 <1hr 3-4hr 11-20hr
Insulin Zinc Suspension (Mixed)
PreparationManufacturerSpeciesFormOnset
(approx)
Peak
activity
(approx)
Duration
of action
(approx)
Hypurin Bovine Lente Wockhardt Bovine V 2hr 8-12hr 30hr
Protamine Zinc Insulin Injection
PreparationManufacturerSpeciesFormOnset
(approx)
Peak
activity
(approx)
Duration
of action
(approx)
Hypurin Bovine PZI Wockhardt Bovine V 4-6hr 10-20hr 24-36hr
Long-acting Insulin Analogues
PreparationManufacturerSpeciesFormOnset
(approx)
Peak
activity
(approx)
Duration
of action
(approx)
Abasaglar (insulin glargine) Lilly
Human P, C2, C3 30min-1hr - 24hr
Lantus (insulin glargine) Sanofi Human V, P, C4, C5 30min-1hr - 24hr
Levemir (insulin detemir) Novo Nordisk Human P, C1, D 30min-1hr -

24hr

Toujeo (insulin glargine 300 units/ml) Sanofi
Human P 30min-1hr -

24-36hr

Tresiba (insulin degludec) Novo Nordisk Human P, C1, L
30min-1.5hr -

>42hr

 

*Human insulin analogue
**Speed of onset is proportional to amount of soluble insulin.
 

Key:
V = vial.
P = prefilled pen.
C = cartridge.
C1 = compatible with NovoPen range.
C2 = compatible with Autopen Classic.
C3 = compatible with Humapen Luxura HD, Humapen Savvio.
C4 = compatible with Autopen 24.
C5 = compatible with ClikSTAR or JuniorSTAR.
D = InnoLet delivery device.
L = prefilled combination pen with liraglutide.

 

Pen needles:
GlucoRx FinePoint, Microfine, Penfine and Unifine are compatible with all preloaded and reusable pens.

 


 

KEYWORDS:
Diabetes


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