Humulin N (Human Recombinant) Prescriptions Available Online Today

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Can You Get Humulin N (Human Recombinant) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Humulin N (Human Recombinant) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Humulin N. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Humulin N, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Humulin N (Human Recombinant)?

Humulin N is used to regulate blood sugar levels in adults and children with diabetes. Humulin N is designed to help assist your body when it’s natural insulin cannot properly regulate glucose in your blood.

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Humulin N FAQs

How does Humulin N work?

Humulin N is an intermediate insulin, meaning it starts to work within 1 to 4 hours after injections, and peaks somewhere between 4 to 12 hours.

Humulin N works by replicating the mechanism of naturally produced insulin. Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas to achieve glucose metabolism. Insulin is released by the pancreas following a meal to increase the adsorption of glucose from your food so it can be used by your organs and tissues.

For those with diabetes, not enough insulin is released, so glucose remains in the bloodstream, increasing blood sugar to dangerous levels. Humulin N is used to tell your organs and tissues to use the glucose in your bloodstream – just as insulin would.

What is the typical dosage of Humulin N?

Type One Diabetes: recommended beginning dose is .5 – 1 unit/kg daily.

Type Two Diabetes: dosage is divided between morning and evening:

  • In the morning it is recommended to take 2/3 of daily insulin with a ratio of regular insulin to Humulin N of 1:2
  • In the evening you may take 1/3 of daily insulin with a ratio of regular insulin to Humulin 2 of 1:1

Dose adjustments are done based on glucose testing and may vary by your weight, body type, or other factors. Always take Humulin N as exactly prescribed by your doctor.

What are the benefits of Humulin N?

Regaining control over your blood sugar levels is a step towards a healthier you. Humulin N can help you take that step.

Controlling your blood sugar levels is key to preserving your health. High blood sugar levels can lead to damage in your heart and blood vessels. It can also cause stroke, kidney failure, blindness, and loss of limb. Proper medication combined with a healthy diet and exercise is the best way to slow the progression of your diabetes.

What are side effects of Humulin N?

The most common side effects of Humulin N include:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Redness, rash, or itching at the injection site
  • Thickened skin at the injection site
  • Unexpected weight gain
  • Low potassium levels resulting in muscle weakness or muscle cramping

Contact your doctor as soon as possible to alert them to these side effects.

More serious side effects of Humulin N may include:

  • Swelling in your hands and feet caused by fluid buildup
  • Changes in your eyesight, such as blurry vision or vision loss
  • Heart failure resulting in extreme shortness of breath or sudden weight gain
  • Allergic reactions (skin rash, hives, itching, swelling of the face, lips or tongue)
  • Signs of high blood sugar such as dizziness, dry mouth, dry skin, fruity breath, nausea, stomach pain, increased hunger or thirst, or increased urination
  • Signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) such as feeling anxious, confusion, dizziness, increased hunger, unusually weak or tired, sweating, shakiness, cold, irritability, headache, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, or loss of consciousness

Seek medical attention immediately if you are experiencing any of these serious side effects.

What are considerations and precautions of Humulin N?

Set up an appointment online with one of our trusted doctors to find out if Humulin N is right for you. Always tell your doctor about your complete medical history and any other medications you may be currently taking.

What are possible Humulin N interactions?

Humulin N may interact with any of the following,

  • other diabetes drugs
  • fluoxetine, which is used to treat depression
  • sulfonamide antibiotics such as sulfamethoxazole
  • hormonal contraceptives, including birth control pills
  • corticosteroids
  • niacin
  • levothyroxine
  • liothyronine
  • pioglitazone
  • rosiglitazone

As well as beta-blockers used to treat high blood pressure such as,

Who should not take Humulin N?

Do not take Humulin N if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or have an episode of low blood sugar.

Before starting Humulin N, tell your doctor if you:

  • Have current or past kidney problems
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Breastfeed

Can you request a Humulin N prescription online?

You can request a Humulin N prescription online after a licensed doctor completes a medical evaluation. You can book an online appointment with a licensed doctor who will help determine if Humulin N (or a different prescription drug) is right for you. Your doctor will help find the right treatment for you, and can electronically send your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice if you qualify.


Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.


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