Summary Drug Table Insulin Preparations

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ACTIVITY

TYPES OF INSULIN

TRADE NAME

Onset

Peak

Duration

Rapid-Acting Insulins

insulin injection (regular)

Humulin R, Iletin II Regular, Novolin R, Novolin R PenFill, Novolin R Prefilled, Velosulin BR

3G-6G min

2-4 h

6-8 h

insulin lispro (insulin analog)

Humalog, Humalog Mix 50/50, Humalog Mix 75/25

2-4 h then 6-

12 h

3.5-4.5 h 6-8 h then 8-24 h

insulin aspart solution (insulin analog)

Novolog

5-1G min

30-60 min

2-3 h

Intermediate-Acting Insulin

isophane insulin suspension (NPH)

Humulin N, Novolin N, Novolin N PenFill, Novolin N Prefilled, NPH Iletin II

1-2 h

6-12 h

18-24 h

insulin zinc suspension (Lente)

Humulin L, Lente Iletin II, Novolin L

1-2.5 h

6-12 h

18-24 h

Long-Acting Insulins

Insulin glargine solution

Lantus

3G-6G min

none

8 h

extended insulin zinc suspension (Ultralente)

Humulin Ü

4-8 h

8-2G h

24-48 h

Mixed Insulins

isophane insulin suspension and insulin injections (NPH)

Humulin 7G/3G, Novolin 7G/3G, Novolin 7G/3G PenFill, Novolin 7G/3G Prefilled

30-60 min then 1-2 h

2-4 h then 6-

12 h

6-8 h then 18-24 h

isophane insulin suspension and insulin injection

Humulin 5G/5G

30-60 min then 1-2 h

2-4 h then 6-

12 h

6-8 h then 18-24 h

High-Potency Insulin

insulin injection concentrated

Humulin R Regular Ü-5GG

24 h insulin injection concentrated

Humulin R Regular Ü-5GG

24 h

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