happybird1

Q:

What is the difference between Humulin N and humalog R?

Dr. David Erani

A:

In the words of your question, you illustrate the problem with the names of different types of insulin. There is no such thing as “Humalog R,” It’s not your fault; the names are confusing. Humulin is a brand of insulin. It does not tell you the type of insulin. It tells you that the insulin was made by Eli Lilly and Company. Humalog is rapid-acting insulin made by the same company. Similarly, Novolin is the brand name used for insulin made by Novo Nordisk. Novolog is the rapid-acting insulin made by this company. There is one other rapid-acting insulin – Apidra. Fortunately this one has no sound-alike.

February 23, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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happybird1
happybird1 2013-03-20 15:18:40 -0500 Report

Thank u for that info Dr, but taking the R 2 units and the other 10 units, going to A1C soon, hope its better than before, thank u again