Novomix 30 Flexpen is a medication used to treat diabetes. It is a combination of two types of insulin – rapid-acting insulin and intermediate-acting insulin. It is a pre-filled pen-like device that allows for easy and convenient administration of insulin.
Novomix 30 Flexpen is used to control high blood sugar levels in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It is typically used for people who require insulin therapy to manage their diabetes. The combination of rapid-acting and intermediate-acting insulin provides both fast-acting control of blood sugar and a delayed-release effect to help maintain control over an extended time period.
HOW TO USE:
Novomix 30 Flexpen is administered subcutaneously, which means it is injected into the fatty tissue just under the skin. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider for proper use of the device. Typically, the device is used once or twice a day, depending on the individual’s needs. Dosage will be determined by the healthcare professional and may need to be adjusted over time.
Novomix 30 Flexpen should be stored in a cool, dry place between 2°C and 8°C, but should not be frozen or exposed to extreme heat or sunlight. The pens should be kept out of children’s reach. Once opened, the pen can be stored at room temperature for up to four weeks, but should not be exposed to temperatures over 30°C.
Mechanism of Action:
Novomix 30 Flexpen contains both rapid-acting and intermediate-acting insulin. The rapid-acting insulin begins working within minutes of injection and helps to control blood sugar levels immediately, while the intermediate-acting insulin provides a delayed-release that helps maintain control over an extended time period. This combination of insulin helps lower blood sugar levels and keeps them within a normal range.
Before using Novomix 30 Flexpen, it is important to tell your healthcare provider if you are allergic to insulin, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, if you are breastfeeding, or if you have any other medical conditions. Novomix 30 Flexpen should be used with caution in people with liver or kidney disease, and those who have a history of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Novomix 30 Flexpen should not be used in people who are allergic to any of its ingredients or in people with certain medical conditions, such as diabetic ketoacidosis.
Some medications may interact with Novomix 30 Flexpen and affect blood sugar levels. It is important to inform your healthcare provider of all medications, including supplements and over-the-counter medicines, that you are currently taking.
If too much Novomix 30 Flexpen is injected, it can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Symptoms of hypoglycemia may include sweating, trembling, dizziness, confusion, and loss of consciousness. Treatment for hypoglycemia involves the ingestion of glucose, such as drinking fruit juice or eating candies, to raise blood sugar levels.
Common side effects of Novomix 30 Flexpen include itching, redness, swelling, and discomfort at the injection site. Other side effects may include headache, dizziness, and nausea. More serious side effects may include abnormal heart rate, vision changes, or seizures. If any of these side effects occur, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately.