insulin memory aid: Can I tell from the name if its short or longer acting?

30 May

nice memory tool pulled from an April emdocs post:

 

INSULINs:

rapid acting: LOGs (e.g. NovoLog, HumaLog)

short to intermediate acting: LINs

  • Lin R – Short acting (NovoLin R, HumuLin R)
  • Lin N – Intermediate acting (NovoLin N, HumuLin N)

long acting: other stuff (e.g. Lantus, Levemir)

 

There you go. Check out the original post, which has a nice chart on the pharmacokinetics, as well as this handy visual aid, too.

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References: http://www.emdocs.net/core-em-pharmacology-of-insulins/

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