NCTI- Pharmacology- Drug List C- Insulin

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NCTI- Pharmacology- Drug List C- Insulin
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  1. Insulin
    trade name
    • NPH
    • Humulin
    • Novolin
  2. Insulin
    class
    hormone
  3. Insulin
    mechanism of action
    • Necessary for carrier mediated transport of glucose into body’s cells
    • Promotes conversion of glucose to glycogen to lower blood glucose levels
  4. Insulin
    indications
    hyperglycemia
  5. Insulin
    contraindications
    none
  6. Insulin
    side effects
    Neuological: hypoglycemia
  7. Insulin
    precautions
    none
  8. Insulin
    interactions
    beta blockers amy mask certain signs of hypoglycemia
  9. Insulin
    routes
    IVPB, SQ
  10. Insulin
    onset and duration
    Onset in 30 minutes to 1 hour and may last 2-3 hours
  11. Insulin
    dosages
    Adult: 10-25 units infused at a rate of 0.1 U/kg/hr

    Pediatric: 10-25 units infused at a rate of 0.1 U/kg/hr

    Riverside County: not included in the Riverside County protocol
  12. Insulin
    notes
    Obtain blood glucose level prior to administering. Insulin must be refrigerated if kept for greater than one month so when checking for home medications, check in the refrigerator as well

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