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Insulin - Pharm Lab

Pharm Lab - Insulin related facts

Insulin insulin excreted by the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas
How is insulin measured? Units. a) there is U-100 (100 units in 1 mL) b) there is U-500 (500 units in 1 mL)
insulin from human source is designated? recombinant DNA (rDNA origin)
humalog insulin (lispro) - facts a) fast acting 5-15 minutes b) can be administered 5 minutes before a meal c) administered subQ only
rapid acting insulin regular, lispro, aspart, glulisine
intermediate acting insulin NPH
long acting glargine (Lantis), detemir (Levemir)
which type of insulin is cloudy? NPH and all combination insulins (e.g. Humulin 70/30)
How to get insulin ready before drawing it up? roll it gently between palms
Created by: csatlose