The dosage should be determined by the physician, according to the requirement of the patient.
Subcutaneous administration should be in the upper arms, thighs, buttocks or abdomen. Use of injection sites should be rotated so that the same site is not used more than approximately once a month.
Care should be taken when injecting any Humulin insulin preparations to ensure that a blood vessel has not been entered. After any insulin injection, the injection site should not be massaged. Patients must be educated to use proper injection techniques.
Humulin 70/30 should be given by subcutaneous injection but may although not recommended, also be given by intramuscular injection. Humulin 70/30 should not be administered intravenously.
Humulin mixture formulation is a ready-made defined mixture of soluble and isophane insulin designed to avoid the need for the patient to mix insulin preparations. A patient's treatment regimen should be based on their individual metabolic requirements.
Missed Dose: If the patient takes less Humulin 70/30 than needed, the patient's blood sugar levels may increase. Check the patient's blood sugar.
Discontinuing Use of Humulin 70/30: If the patient takes less Humulin 70/30 than needed, the patient's blood sugar levels may become too high. Do not change the insulin unless told by the physician. For any further questions on the use of the product, ask the patient's diabetes specialist nurse, doctor or pharmacist.