Novolin GE NPH Penfill Cartridge 100 Units / mL


Novolin GE NPH Penfill Cartridge

Insulin Isophane Human Biosynthetic

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Novolin GE NPH Penfill Cartridge 100 Units / mL


Novolin®ge NPH Penfill Cartridges contains an insulin isophane that is a human biosynthetic substance that closely resembles the insulin produced by the pancreas in our body.

It is produced using recombinant DNA methods using S. cerevisiae (baker’s yeast) and followed by unique purification processes

Novolin®ge NPH is prescribed by doctors for patients with diabetes mellitus to manage blood glucose levels to control high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).

It is an antidiabetic agent used as a diabetes treatment to reduce levels
of sugar in the blood and urine.

Novolin NPH is an intermediate acting insulin that is commonly combined with short-acting insulin. Its begins taking effect within 30 minutes of injection and can last for approximately 24 hours.

It is a cloudy suspension with protamine and zinc.

None-medicinal ingredients include: glycerol, phenol, sodium hydroxide, disodium phosphate dihydrate, hydrocholoric acid, protamine sulphate, zinc chloride, metacresol and water for injections.

Side Effects


As with most medications, patients using Novolin GE may experience the following side effects:

  • Injection site skin irritations such as itching, redness or rash
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of consciousness

To avoid side effects, speak to your doctor if any of the following apply:

  • You have kidney or liver issues
  • Have issues with your pituitary, adrenal or thyroid glands
  • Drink alcohol (including beer or wine). You must monitor blood sugar levels for rises or falls
  • You decide to alter your insulin dose
  • Have an infection, experienced symptoms of fever or have had an operation
  • Suffer from vomiting, diarrhea or decreased appetite then you may require less insulin than usual
  • Exercise more than you regularly do or looking to make drastic dietary changes
  • If you are ill, you may require a change in dosage
  • Are travelling abroad to a different time zone which may affect your insulin schedule. Before travelling consult your doctor and ensure you bring enough Novolin ge with you on your trip.
  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy speak to your doctor for advice
  • Drive or operate heavy machinery: pay attention for signs of hypoglycemia as it may impact your ability to concentrate. You should discuss with your doctor whether you should drive.
  • Are using Thiazolidinediones (oral antidiabetic drug). In combination with insulin can lead to increased risk of heart failure or oedema. Consult your doctor if you are experiencing localized swelling (oedema), signs of heart failure or shortness of breath.
  • Experience hypokalemia (low potassium) which is a side effect associated with all insulins. You may be more at risk if you are losing potassium (ie diarrhea) or on potassium lowering drugs.
  • Let your doctor know of any natural supplements, vitamins, minerals, alternative medications or over-the-counter medications you are currently taking

Additional information


100u/mL – 5 cartridges, 100u/mL – 10 cartridges, 100u/mL – 15 cartridges, 100u/mL – 20 cartridges, 100u/mL – 25 cartridges


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