Insulin is a critical hormone that helps turn food into energy in the body. If your pet doesn’t have enough naturally produced insulin, your veterinarian may prescribe Humulin N to help normalize your pet’s blood glucose levels.
Humulin N is special suspension of human insulin mixed with other ingredients for treating pets with diabetes. Injecting your pet with Humulin N as directed by your veterinarian will help stabilize your pet’s blood sugar levels and reduce symptoms of diabetes. This medication is designed to work quickly so you should see improvement in your pet in a matter of days after the first injections.
For additional information about Humulin N, click the “More Information” and “Package Insert” tabs above.
Humulin requires overnight shipping.
Please provide a shipping address where someone will be available to take possession of the package and refrigerate if necessary.
Humulin KwikPen Directions for Use open as a PDF and are provided by the manufacturer.
You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Humulin N's indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below.
This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when giving the Humulin N to your pet.
Humulin N is sold as a FDA approved generic drug. Brand varies from order to order and variation to variation. The provided link is directed to the brand available at the time of this publication. VetRxDirect is unable to guarantee which brand will be available at the time of order shipment.
Humulin N's package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Humulin N Insulin for use in dogs.
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Q:Does this work for a dog?
A:This medication was approved for use in humans, but has been successfully used to control blood sugar in dogs. Talk to your veterinarian to help you decide what type of insulin is best for your pet.
Q:I have a 10 pound Chihuahua that takes two shots each day of humulin n. Each dose is 0.03 mg. Can this pen be calibrated to inject this small of a dosage? Thank you!
A:Unfortunately, the pen does not dose that small. The smallest dose would be 1 unit. If you are looking for a smaller amount of Insulin, we do carry a 3ml vial as well that you would still be able to give that dose.
Q:Do you sell only 3ml vials of humilin? I don't need the pen, just the vial. A little confused by the website. Thanks.
A:We carry a 3ml vial and also a 10ml vial.
Q:how many doses in package?
A:It depends on the dosage you are giving. There is 3ml worth of medication in the pen and 10ml in the vial. Both are 100 units/ml, so you get 300 units in the pen and 1,000 units in the vial.
Q:is humalin the same as humalog and can i use the humalog
A:is humalin the same as humalog can i use humalog on my dog
Q:I am having a VERY hard time administering insulin twice a day to my dog as he's fighting me the entire time. It's VERY stressful for him & me! How do the kwik-pens differ the syringe needles????
Q:Do I need a prescription to buy the kwik pen? And do the pen needles cost? How long will the Kwik pen last if I am giving 18 units twice a day?
A:Yes, this does require a prescription from the veterinarian. The pen has 100 units/mL and is 3mL so it would last you about 15 days. The pen needles do cost about $25-30.
Q:can humulin be put in smaller vials and frozen to extend expiration. we have dogs that require a very small volume and owners want to be able to use entire bottle?
A:Unfortunately, insulin is not recommended to be frozen. Ice crystals may form within the vial making the medication ineffective. After a Humulin vial is opened, it has a 31 day expiration date. Humulin pens have a 14 day expiration after opening. Human-labelled insulins (i.e. Humulin, Lantus) have 31 days or less for expiration date depending on the product. Animal insulin Vetsulin (labelled for dogs and cat) has a 42 days expiration and animal insulin prozinc (labelled for cat only) has an expiration date printed on the vial which can be much longer than 42 days. Sterile technique is essential with this product but it does have the benefits of having a long shelf life. These are two different insulins so their length of activity will be different.
Q:is there any other insulin that is a little bit cheaper? i'm spending 125.00 at the moment and is breaking my bank account. also why is it that a dog cannot take a pill
A:There are cheaper insulin options available, but none of these are exactly the same as Humulin N. Vetsulin, an alternative insulin, is less expensive, but it is less concentrated and doesn’t give the same insulin levels as Humulin N. A different dose of Vetsulin would be required to cause the same effects as Humulin N. When dogs are diagnosed with diabetes, virtually all of them have insulin-dependent diabetes. What that means is when your dog eats a meal, the body cannot make insulin to take care of the sugars in the blood. Since insulin cannot be taken orally and the dog isn’t making enough insulin to take care of meals, the only option is to inject the insulin into the dog. Please talk to your veterinarian about insulin options.
Q:Can you ship Humalin N regular ground?
A:No, all insulins, like Humulin, require refrigeration and must be shipped overnight. When ordered, these products will trigger an automatic overnight shipping selection.
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Comments about Eli Lilly Humulin N:
We bought this based on another review stating that it was easy and quick for dogs who are not cooperating with injections. It did not work for us. The word "kwik" should not be used in the title of this product. Infact, it is a longer process than using a regular syringe. Directions state that it must be inserted subcutaneously for 5 seconds. Our dog will not hold still for the 5 seconds, rendering this product useless to us. I think it is a great idea for traveling with a diabetic pet, as it is all in one except for inserting the needle tip. This process should be explained in the directions on the website. If they were we missed them. We are out the cost of the pen and box of syringe tips.
Comments about Eli Lilly Humulin N:
Between my anxiety level and my Min Pin's by the time I finished using the vials and syringes, it was a very stressful time to administer my dog's insulin. These pen needles and pens are the cat's meow. So much better! I highly recommend.
Comments about Eli Lilly Humulin N:
It's harder and harder for me to find Humulin N insulin for my old diabetic Lab cross. Buyimg from VetRXdirect has solved the problem entirely!
Competitively priced, fast shipping, very satisfied.�