Can you get a Novolin R Prescription Online?
Novolin R is a short acting insulin. It is used to control blood sugar levels in those living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
There are no generic versions of Novolin R available on the market yet. However, with PlushCare you can set up an online appointment and find out if a prescription of Novolin R is right for your medical needs. And, if you want to discover more about Novolin R, continue reading below.
What is Novolin R?
There are several different types of insulin treatments that affect your body in a variety of ways. Some are long-acting, taken consistently (typically once a day) to help control your blood sugar over a longer period of time. Other’s are short acting.
Novolin R is a short acting insulin, meaning it is prescribed to be taken before or after meals to account for times during the day when your body experiences a spike in glucose levels.
Novolin R, like most short-acting insulin, is typically used in combination with long-acting insulin treatments to compensate for any remaining imbalance that may need to be corrected in order to stabilize your blood sugar levels.
How does Novolin R work?
Novolin R works be replicating the function of your body’s own naturally produced insulin. Within half an hour after injection, your blood sugar levels should begin to decrease. This is because the Novolin R insulin stimulates the absorption of glucose out of your bloodstream into your muscle tissue and organs.
Novolin R dosage and treatment
Novolin R dosages are based on the results of blood and urine glucose tests. Each treatment plan is highly individualized, and you must always follow your doctor’s exact instructions when taking Novolin R. The greatest blood sugar lowering effect of Novolin R occurs 2.5 to 5 hours after injection.
Novolin R is administered by subcutaneous injection into the thigh, abdominal wall, upper arm, or gluteal region. The abdominal wall is the fastest means of delivery for insulin to take effect. For more information on proper injection, click here
Benefits of Novolin R
Living with diabetes poses several potential health complications. Not only do you have to maintain rigorous self testing habits, but you are at higher risk of heart damage, stroke, kidney failure, and even blindness.
Although Novolin R is not a cure for diabetes, it can help slow the progression of the disease and protect you from more serious consequences. If used properly in combination with long-acting insulin, it may help you regain control over your blood sugar levels.
It’s important to make lifestyle changes in addition to medication when combating diabetes. Click here for some our best workout apps you can use at home, or here to find out more about dieting and exercise.
Side Effects of Novolin R
Speak to your doctor right away if you experience any of these side effects. Some may require immediate medical attention.
- blurred vision
- cold sweats
- cool, pale skin
- decreased urine
- difficulty with swallowing
- dry mouth
- fast heartbeat
- flushing or redness of the skin
- hives, itching, or rash
- increased hunger
- increased thirst
- irregular heartbeat
- loss of appetite
- muscle pain or cramps
- numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- slurred speech
- tightness in the chest
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) such as feeling anxious, confusion, dizziness, increased hunger, unusually weak or tired, sweating, shakiness, cold, irritable, headache, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, loss of consciousness.
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Consideration and precautions of Novolin R
Novolin R is a prescription drug, and that means a doctor needs to decide if it’s right for you. In order to help your doctor keep you safe, tell them a complete list of your medical history and any current medications you may be taking.
As with all drugs Novolin R has potential drug interactions when taken alongside other medications.
Some moderate interactions include,
- Selected Antidiabetics/maois
- Selected Antidiabetic Agents/selected Quinolones
- Antidiabetics/slt Ophth Non-cardioselective Beta-blockers
- Insulin/selected Systemic Non-cardioselective Beta-blockers
- Insulin/befunolol; Carvedilol
- Hypoglycemics; Insulin/bupropion
Serious interactions include,
- Antidiabetic Agents/gymnema
- Antidiabetic Agents/gatifloxacin
- Agents Affecting Growth Hormone/macimorelin
Alcohol should be avoided while taking Novolin R.
Who should not take Novolin R?
Do not take Novolin R if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Before starting Novolin R tell your doctor if you,
- Have current or past kidney problems
- Have current or past liver problems
- Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
Can buy Novolin R online?
No, however a doctor can prescribe you Novolin R online. That’s why PlushCare makes it simple for you to set up an appointment over the phone or on video chat with our trusted doctors. Click here and ask if Novolin R is right for your needs! If the doctor finds it can benefit you, they will send an electronic prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
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