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    • Description

      Hypurin NPH is a prolonged intermediate-acting insulin designed for animals, serving as the equivalent of Humulin N or Novolin N for humans. It is employed to manage blood sugar levels in pets suffering from diabetes, whether they are dogs or cats, and is administered through injections, just like these medications are administered to humans. Insulin isophane is the standard for intermediate-acting insulin, and when combined with insulin protamine, Hypurin NPH provides extended control of blood glucose levels in pets following their meals. Typically, this type of insulin injection is more commonly prescribed for dogs than for cats. When administered twice daily, it reaches its peak effect within 1.5 to 6 hours and maintains its impact for a duration of 4 to 10 hours.

      Before you buy Hypurin Insulin for your pet, it is important that you talk to your veterinarian about its effectiveness and potential side effects.

      Directions

      Before starting your pet on any insulin regimen, it's essential to consult with your veterinarian.

      Keep Hypurin Porcine Isophane refrigerated at all times. Do not freeze it. Insulin should be stored between 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C).

      Before administering the insulin, gently roll the vial between your palms to ensure it is properly mixed. Do not shake the vial as this can create air bubbles that may affect the dosage accuracy.

      Hypurin NPH Insulin is typically administered by subcutaneous injection. Your veterinarian will show you the proper technique for giving injections at home. Always use a new, sterile syringe and needle for each injection.

      Insulin is usually administered twice a day, approximately 12 hours apart.

      The dosage of Hypurin NPH Insulin will vary based on your pet's individual needs. Always follow your veterinarian's prescribed dosage instructions. Do not adjust the dosage without consulting your veterinarian first.

      Ensure your pet is on a consistent and appropriate diet as recommended by your veterinarian.

      Ingredients

      Active ingredients in Hypurin NPH are insulin isophane and insulin protamine.

      Cautions

      Be vigilant for signs of hypoglycemia, which may include weakness, shivering, confusion, or seizures. If you suspect hypoglycemia, administer a small amount of glucose (e.g., corn syrup) and contact your veterinarian immediately.

      Although rare, some pets may develop an allergic reaction to insulin.

      Diabetes can increase your pet's susceptibility to infections. Be vigilant for signs of infection, such as increased thirst, frequent urination, lethargy, or changes in appetite.

      If your pet has pre-existing liver or kidney disease, the use of Hypurin NPH Insulin may require adjustments in dosage or additional monitoring.

      Special care should be taken if your pet is pregnant or nursing, as insulin requirements may change.

      Interactions

      Hypurin NPH Insulin for dogs and cats may interact with other medications or treatments your pet is receiving. It is essential to inform your veterinarian about all medications, supplements, or herbal products your pet is taking. Some medications that may interact with Hypurin NPH Insulin include oral hypoglycemic agents and glucocorticoids.

      Side Effects

      While Hypurin NPH Insulin is generally safe and well-tolerated when used as directed, there are potential side effects to be aware of like hypoglycemia, injection site reactions, allergic reactions, insulin resistance.

      Product Code : 13735