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Hypurin NPH is a longer intermediate-acting insulin for pets and is the pet insulin equivalent of Humulin N or Novolin N for humans. It is used for pet blood sugar control with dog diabetes or cat diabetes and is administered as an injection in the same way those two medications are for humans. Insulin isophane is standard as an intermediate-acting insulin, and by combining it with insulin protamine pets using Hypurin NPH get extended blood glucose control after eating meals. The Hypurin isophane injection is more commonly prescribed for dogs than cats, and with 2x daily dosing it has a peak of 1.5 to 6 hours and duration of 4 to 10 hours.
You can buy Hypurin NPH for pets with a veterinarian’s prescription, and your best Hypurin NPH for pets price will be when you order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.
Suitable insulin injection sites for pets are the loose skin just above the shoulder blades or around the flank or belly of the animal. Your veterinarian will discuss this with you and in most instances they will make clear with injection site you are to use with your pet.
Always follow injection instructions as provided with your pet insulin and prescription, but standard guidelines for giving your pet an insulin injection are as follows:
Gently lift and pinch the skin into an inverted V shape, which may be referred to as a ‘skin tent’
Remove needle guard on pet insulin injection
Holding needle steady, pierce the skin tent with the needle but do not push it deeply into the skin and at this point you are only piercing the skin and holding the needle in place there
Now push down gently until the needle is just under the layer of subcutaneous fat. Pull back on the needle plunger gently, and if the syringe does not fill with blood then you can proceed with the injection
Push the plunger down to inject the medication, making sure that all of the Hypurin isophane injection is delivered. Then withdraw the needle and replace the needle guard.
The active ingredients in Hypurin NPH are insulin isophane and insulin protamine
Tell your veterinarian if your dog or cat has any history of liver or kidney disease, insulin resistance, steroid or hormone therapy, or bleeding disorders / excessive bleeding before starting on Hypurin NPH for pets
Medication use may not be appropriate for pets that are pregnant
Changing exact injection site with each injection is recommended to reduce the chance of lipodystrophy at injection site
Keep Hypurin NPH for pets 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 prescription. Keep opened vials stored at a temperature less than 77°F (25°C), but any unused vials must be discarded after 42 days.
There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Hypurin NPH pet insulin and other Rx or OTC pet medications, and it is always best to tell your veterinarian of all medications your pet is currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Hypurin NPH for pets online
Side effects from Hypurin NPH pet are a possibility, and some dogs and cats may have rashes, lumps, weight gain, mood swings, muscle pain, weakness, or eyesight issues. If side effects are seen you may want to discontinue use and speak to a veterinarian again regarding pet insulin injection alternatives.