over the counter insulin

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Vtambo & Rex, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Vtambo & Rex

    Vtambo & Rex Member

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    has anyone use over the counter insulin?? I just heard from my vet that you can get it at Walmart. currently we are using Lantus. I will also post this on the Lantus board.

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  2. Meya14

    Meya14 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 2, 2015
    You can buy both regular insulin and NPH insulin over the counter in most states. The NPH insulin is the longer acting insulin (8-12 hours). It has both a steeper peak, and a shorter duration than lantus (no actual peak 12-24 hr duration). For NPH, you may have to switch to every 8 hour dosing or possible a modified schedule. The benefit of NPH is that it's not a depot insulin so you can adjust the schedule easier and also utilize faster dose changes. You can purchase it off www.adwdiabetes.com as well.
     

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