Insulin Preparations

Types, presentations and profiles of insulin products.

Quickly compare key characteristics of insulin preparations with the MIMS insulins table

The table lists the species from which the insulin is derived (human, porcine or bovine), along with the available presentations (vials, cartridges and prefilled pens) and compatible delivery devices.

The approximate onsets of action, peak activity and duration of action are given in hours.

The table covers neutral insulin, biphasic insulin, isophane insulin, insulin zinc suspension (mixed), protamine zinc insulin and long-acting insulin analogues.

Brand names link through to the full MIMS entries for more detailed prescribing information on each product.

Go to the MIMS insulins table


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