Humulin 70/30 (Insulin)




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Humulin 70 / 30 is a combination insulin that is an intermediate-dominant / short-acting insulin designed for people who have more of a need for blood sugar control between meals as compared to suppressing blood sugar spikes after meals. Regular insulin is absorbed more quickly to control blood sugar during and after meals while the intermediate-acting Insulin Isophane lasts longer in the body for optimized between-meal blood sugar control. This insulin starts to work within 10 to 20 minutes after injection, peaks in 2 hours, and keeps working for up to 24 hours.


Standard dosage guidelines for Humulin 70 30 is to administer injection 30 to 45 minutes before a meal.

Humulin 70/30 is typically dosed 2x-daily and each dose intended to cover 2 meals / meal and snack. Doctor may modify your dosage guidelines and you should always use this medication exactly as indicated in your medication.

Injection may be administered into one of 3 acceptable injection sites: back of upper arm / thighs / abdomen (excluding a 2” radius around navel).

Choose a different injection site for every new injection. Do not inject at the same injection site twice to avoid the risk of lipodystrophy.


Wash your hands.

Remove the cap and look to confirm the medication is clear and has no color.

Prepare syringe for injection, including attaching needle if required depending on the type of syringe you are using.


Insert needle tip through covering and into Humulin 70/30 vial and pull back on plunger handle to fill syringe with insulin, measuring correct amount by looking at measurement points on the syringe.

Once syringe is filled to the correct amount, remove the needle from the vial and keep needle in upright position and firmly in hand as you prepare to administer the injection.

Give yourself the insulin injection in one of the three spots listed above.


The active ingredients in Humulin 70 30 are Insulin Isophane and Insulin Regular.


Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart failure, kidney or liver problems, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), low potassium levels, or allergic reactions before starting on Humulin 70 30 insulin.

Medication is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Keep Humulin 70/30 insulin stored at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) or at room temperature below 86°F (30°C) as indicated in your medication.


There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Humulin and other Rx medications, including glyburide / glimepiride / lisinopril / enalapril / benazepril / irbesartan / olmesartan / losartan / valsartan / gemfibrozil / fenofibrate / fluoxetine (Prozac) / phenelzine / tranylcypromine / selegiline / disopyramide / pentoxifylline / octreotide / olanzapine / clozapine.

Tell your doctor of all medications you are taking before receiving a medication and proceeding to buy Humulin 70 30 insulin from Canada.

Side Effects

Side effects from using Humulin insulin are possible, and some users may experience injection site skin irritation, lipodystrophy, weight gain, headache, or edema (swelling in feet and / or ankles). If side effects are seen you may want to discontinue use and speak to your doctor again about insulin vial alternatives to Humulin 70/30 for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Humulin 70/30

What is Humulin 70/30?

Humulin 70/30 contains a combination of insulin isophane (intermediate-acting) and insulin regular (short-acting). It works by lowering blood glucose levels and is used for blood sugar control in adults with diabetes. It starts working within 10 to 20 minutes after injection, peaks in 2 hours, and lasts up to 24 hours.

What are the warnings associated with Humulin 70/30?

Do not use Humulin 70/30 during hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). It's important to recognize symptoms of hypoglycemia, which can include headache, hunger, sweating, and dizziness. Additionally, never share an injection pen or syringe with another person.

Who should not take Humulin 70/30?

Avoid using Humulin 70/30 if you are allergic to insulin or experiencing hypoglycemia. It is not approved for individuals under 18 years old. People with congestive heart failure, liver or kidney disease, or low potassium levels should consult their doctor before using it.

How should Humulin 70/30 be taken?

Follow your prescription directions strictly. Inject under the skin, not into a vein or muscle, and rotate injection sites. Do not use with an insulin pump or mix with other insulins. Eat a meal within 30 to 45 minutes after using it.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, do not take extra medicine to make up for it. Instead, ensure you eat a meal within 45 minutes whenever you use this insulin. Always keep insulin on hand and refill your prescription before running out.

What if I overdose on Humulin 70/30?

An overdose of Humulin 70/30 can cause severe hypoglycemia, which is life-threatening. Symptoms may include drowsiness, confusion, blurred vision, and seizures. In such cases, seek emergency medical attention immediately.

What should I avoid while taking Humulin 70/30?

Since insulin can cause low blood sugar, avoid driving or operating machinery until you know its effects on you. Always check the medicine label before injecting, and avoid alcohol as it can interfere with diabetes treatment and cause hypoglycemia.

What are the side effects of Humulin 70/30?

Common side effects include low blood sugar, skin reactions at the injection site, itching, and mild skin rash. Serious side effects can include allergic reactions, fluid retention, and low potassium. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience severe side effects.

What other drugs affect Humulin 70/30?

Many medications can alter blood sugar levels and affect the efficacy of Humulin 70/30. Some drugs may also mask hypoglycemia symptoms. Inform all healthcare providers about all the medicines you use, including over-the-counter and herbal products.

What are the specifications of Humulin 70/30?

Humulin 70/30 is an injectable suspension mix of 70% insulin isophane human and 30% insulin human. It is delivered via syringe or pen, available in U-100 concentration, and typically has an onset of 30 to 60 minutes, a peak action of 2 to 12 hours, and a duration of 12 to 16 hours.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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