Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 019377/002.

Names and composition

"HUMULIN L" is the commercial name of a drug composed of INSULIN ZINC SUSP RECOMBINANT HUMAN.

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
019377/002 HUMULIN L INSULIN ZINC SUSP RECOMBINANT HUMAN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 100 UNITS per ML

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
019377/002 HUMULIN L INSULIN ZINC SUSP RECOMBINANT HUMAN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 100 UNITS per ML
019965/001 NOVOLIN L INSULIN ZINC SUSP RECOMBINANT HUMAN INJECTABLE/INJECTION 100 UNITS per ML

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Where can you buy humulin L online, I can't find the L anywhere. It's for my diabetic dog.?
I paid 91.00, well, I'm speaking for my brother. He paid 91.00 for a vial of Humulin L for his dog. I was wondering if anybody knew any place online you can get better prices. The dog only takes 10 units a day so he has been having to throw the insulin out, per direction of the Vet, after a month. Thanks Asked by Leon Schnackenberg 1 year ago.

Eli Lilly is discontinuing Humulin L and the vets have all been notified as well as instructed how to switch to something else. You can get information from the Eli Lilly website. That's why you can't find it anywhere. Answered by Hattie Mathern 1 year ago.

I honestly don't know where online you can purchase it but i know for a fact different vets charge different prices for the sames meds or treatments. Call around and see if you can do better by switching vets, or ask straight up if there is a generic brand instead that is less expensive or any other brand for that matter. Good luck Answered by Altagracia Maedke 1 year ago.


Can I mix these prescription medications?
I take seroquel and lamictal, bipolar medications. I have a really bad sinus infection. Does mucinex mix with these medications? I know there's only certian over the counter meds that mix with mine. If anyone who knows about these prescriptions could help me out that would be great. Please only answer if you know... Asked by Gemma Glines 1 year ago.

I take seroquel and lamictal, bipolar medications. I have a really bad sinus infection. Does mucinex mix with these medications? I know there's only certian over the counter meds that mix with mine. If anyone who knows about these prescriptions could help me out that would be great. Please only answer if you know for sure if you don't move on to the next question don't make a stupid comment about nothing you know. Answered by Jadwiga Albracht 1 year ago.

Mucinex is a multi-ingredient drug consisting of pseudoephedrine and guaifenesin. If you'd like to know more about how either one interacts with other medication, Google "pseudoephedrine drug interactions" and "guaifenesin drug interactions," although I don't believe you should be having any problems while on seroquel and lamictal. Here's a list of medication that WILL, however, interact with Mucinex, which I have looked into to double-check myself. I didn't see either of the two medications that you are on on any of the three lists, but here they are anyway, in case you'd like to see so for yourself: Major Interactions Atapryl, Azilect, Carbex, Eldepryl, Emsam, furazolidone, Furoxone, isocarboxazid, Jumex, linezolid, Marplan, Matulane, Nardil, Parnate, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, Selgene, tranylcypromine, Zelapar, Zyvox Moderate Interactions acarbose, acetoHEXAMIDE, Aldomet, Amaryl, Apidra, Apidra OptiClik Cartridge, bromocriptine, chlorproPAMIDE, Citra pH, Citrate-Phos-Dex, D.H.E. 45, deserpidine, DiaBeta, Diabinese, dihydroergotamine, Dymelor, epoprostenol, ergoloid mesylates, Ergomar, ergonovine, ergotamine, Ergotrate Maleate, EXUBERA, EXUBERA Combination Pack 12, EXUBERA Combination Pack 15, EXUBERA Kit, Flolan, Fortamet, glimepiride, glipiZIDE, glipiZIDE extended release, GlipiZIDE XL, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glucotrol, Glucotrol XL, Glumetza, glyBURIDE, glyBURIDE micronized, Glynase PresTab, Glyset, guanadrel, guanethidine, Harmonyl, Humalog, Humalog Cartridge, Humalog KwikPen, Humalog Pen, Humulin L, Humulin N, Humulin N Pen, Humulin R, Humulin R (Concentrated), Humulin U, Hydergine, Hydergine LC, Hylorel, Iletin II Lente Pork, Iletin II NPH Pork, Iletin II Regular Pork, Iletin Lente, Iletin NPH, Iletin Regular, iloprost, insulin, insulin analog, insulin aspart, insulin aspart protamine, insulin detemir, insulin glargine, insulin glulisine, insulin inhalation, rapid acting, insulin isophane, Insulin Lente Pork, insulin lispro, insulin lispro protamine, Insulin Purified NPH Pork, Insulin Purified Regular Pork, insulin regular, insulin zinc, insulin zinc extended, insulin, lente, insulin, NPH, insulin, ultralente, Inversine, Ismelin, Januvia, Lantus, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge, Lantus Solostar Pen, Lente insulin, Levemir, Levemir FlexPen, Levemir InnoLet, Levemir PenFill, mecamylamine, Meridia, metformin, metformin extended release, Methergine, methyldopa, methylergonovine, methysergide maleate, Micronase, midodrine, miglitol, Migranal, nateglinide, Neut, Novolin L, Novolin N, Novolin N Innolet, Novolin N PenFill, Novolin R, Novolin R Innolet, Novolin R PenFill, NovoLog, NovoLog FlexPen, NovoLog PenFill, NPH insulin, Orinase, Orvaten, oxytocin, Parlodel, Pitocin, potassium citrate, Prandin, Precose, ProAmatine, prostacyclin, protamine zinc insulin, Rauwolfemms, Rauwolfia 1X, rauwolfia serpentina, regular insulin, Relion Novolin N, ReliOn/Novolin R, Remodulin, repaglinide, reserpine, Riomet, Sansert, sibutramine, sitagliptin, sodium acetate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium citrate, sodium lactate, Starlix, Syntocinon, Tham, Tol-Tab, TOLAZamide, TOLBUTamide, Tolinase, treprostinil, Tricitrasol, tromethamine, Twin-K, Ultralente insulin, Urocit-K, Velosulin BR, Ventavis Minor Interactions Acerola, ammonium chloride, Ascor L 500, ascorbic acid, Ascorbic Acid Quick Melts, Ascot, atomoxetine, C-Time, C/Rose Hips, Cardoxin, Cecon, Cee-500, Cemill 1000, Cemill 500, Cenolate, Centrum Singles-Vitamin C, Cevi-Bid, Cotameth, Digitek, digitoxin, digoxin, digoxin capsule, Ester-C, K-Phos Original, Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin, M-Caps, Mega-C/A Plus, methionine, N Ice with Vitamin C, Pedameth, potassium acid phosphate, sodium acid phosphate, sodium ascorbate, Strattera, Sunkist Vitamin C, Vicks Vitamin C Drops, Vitamin C, Vitamin C TR, Vitamin C with Rose Hips Answered by Aleshia Mau 1 year ago.

No interactions were reported. I also checked Mucinex D and Mucinex DM too, just in case. (I am a pharmacist, BTW) Answered by Daron Bridgeman 1 year ago.


My dog has diabetes???
The vet has given us Hills W/D dog food to feed her. My question is ...Does anyone know something that is comparable that you can buy at the store? Also, The dog is currently on Vetsuline, a insuline designed for dogs...Is the a cheaper substitute for that? If so, where can I get it? Thanks Asked by Gwenda Widdowson 1 year ago.

I have been out of the veterinary technician field for 3 years now, and Vetsulin was not around when I teched. Our vets used Humulin in various types. I can't speak to whether Vetsulin is a better product, but I do know it's ok to use Humulin. Your dog will have to be switched over, and have bloodwork done to ensure that the new formula insulin is working. I also can't speak to the cost, I don't remember what the cost was. We carried the Humulin in our practice, but I'm sure you could get it from a human pharmacy. And, because there are so many different formulas of Humulin (N is one) your vet would have to decide which is right for your dog. If the vet won't budge on this, I would seek a new vet who is not so rigid on the matter. Answered by Sheena Fergoson 1 year ago.

take the nutrient value label with you to the store and compare to the others. look for ones of same value. there are several types based on age, I'd start with the one for older dogs and or puppy. maybe high protein low or 0% fat or what ever the prescribed diet calls for? IAMs makes a wide verity and perinea Answered by Mayme Fulwiler 1 year ago.

wtf!!!!! dogs can get diabeties? Answered by Roy Mallin 1 year ago.


Moral Dilemma with older cat?
I have a 17yr old cat that has been diabetic for 4 years, two shots a day. She has to stay outside because she would not use the litter box anymore. She is very stiff as her joints are getting very stiff with diabetes. She always has some ear funk, she does not clean herself well. Last year I spent 700 dollars on... Asked by Monica Steptore 1 year ago.

I have a 17yr old cat that has been diabetic for 4 years, two shots a day. She has to stay outside because she would not use the litter box anymore. She is very stiff as her joints are getting very stiff with diabetes. She always has some ear funk, she does not clean herself well. Last year I spent 700 dollars on tooth extractions. I love animals more than most people I have many and I care for them extremely well. I found out they stopped making her insulin humulin-L and I have to switch to a new kind that is 90 bucks a bottle which lasts about 6 weeks. nd still two shots a day. I am feeling like it is time to put her down. I feel she has no quality of life left and I am just tired of all the care and now a huge expense but I feel very mixed about having the thought of putting her down. Thoughts? Answered by Vincenza Medearis 1 year ago.

Honestly, it's all up to you. If you feel her quality of life is down the tubes, than it might very well be her time. That really is the most important factor in the decision, in my opinion. In cats just diagnosed with diabetes, they have a very good chance of managing the disease and living a pretty good life. In your case, though, she is clearly sick and the disease is taking it's course. If the cost alone is overwhelming you, than that could be influencing your decision. Having had a cats with large vet bills, I can understand that. My old boy had hyperthyroidism and chronic renal failure within 2 years of each other, and it included many many trips to the vet. My female cat has had 2 dental cleanings in the last 3 years. The first cost over $300 because she also had half her teeth removed. You may want to talk to your vet about other things you can do. There may be other medication options. If you're feeding dry food, you might want to consider wet food instead. It's been known that dry food can cause diabetes, and I assume, make it worse once the cat has it. Since she is not using the litter box, I can only assume that she has some sort of urinary tract infection. That is one of the biggest reasons cats stop using the box and is caused by crystals in the urine. Dry food will make that worse. You could also possibly speak to friends or family members who might be willing to take on the responsibility of this cat. Because she comes with so many problems, though, it might be rather difficult. If you feel she could have some fight left in her, but are unable to keep up with the bills, this could be an option. If you do this, make sure the new owner knows exactly what is entailed. And only relinquish her to someone you trust. You can also speak to humane societies and/or shelters in your area for advice. They often deal with animals with diabetes and could be a good resource. I wouldn't suggest giving the cat to a shelter, though, as they would have a difficult time being adopted. I know a co-worker of mine adopted a diabetic dog who needed daily care, but I think she is a rarity. Whatever you do, though, I know this will be a hard decision. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me. Best of luck to you. Answered by Leo Gunia 1 year ago.

You are a wonderful person. But in my opinion the cat is suffering more than you are helping. She has had a wonderful life with you and you have done everything you can. I love most animals better than people also... but you need to discover why you are keeping this cat alive while she doesn't have a rich quality of life and cannot even live inside. Good luck i will pray that your cat die naturally, but unless you stop the treatment you are just prolonging the agony... Be well Ree Answered by Nyla Sacayanan 1 year ago.

There is a big difference in living and existing. She has been with you for a long time and has lived a good life. It's hard, but maybe you should just put her down. It seems the kindest route to me. Best of luck and I'm sorry for your situation. ♥ Answered by Jewell Scheinost 1 year ago.

It sounds as though it is time to let go. I would hate putting an animal to sleep - even for their own benefit. But I think it is probably time. She's had a long life, and she lived most of it healthy. Let her go with those memories now. Answered by Verna Abnet 1 year ago.

I would ask the vet his/her opinion about quality of life. It sounds to me like your kitty is no longer enjoying quality of life. It may be time to let her rest in peace. My sister just had to make the same decision about her dog. She said her dog (18 years old) looked at her, sighed, and went to sleep. Even though she was sad, it was time. Answered by Troy Gose 1 year ago.

isa sad history Answered by Maile Cutrell 1 year ago.


Moral Dilemma with older cat?
I have a 17yr old cat that has been diabetic for 4 years, two shots a day. She has to stay outside because she would not use the litter box anymore. She is very stiff as her joints are getting very stiff with diabetes. She always has some ear funk, she does not clean herself well. Last year I spent 700 dollars on... Asked by Librada Shreck 1 year ago.

I have a 17yr old cat that has been diabetic for 4 years, two shots a day. She has to stay outside because she would not use the litter box anymore. She is very stiff as her joints are getting very stiff with diabetes. She always has some ear funk, she does not clean herself well. Last year I spent 700 dollars on tooth extractions. I love animals more than most people I have many and I care for them extremely well. I found out they stopped making her insulin humulin-L and I have to switch to a new kind that is 90 bucks a bottle which lasts about 6 weeks. nd still two shots a day. I am feeling like it is time to put her down. I feel she has no quality of life left and I am just tired of all the care and now a huge expense but I feel very mixed about having the thought of putting her down. Thoughts? Answered by Ngoc Pagan 1 year ago.

If you need the meds, talk to your vet. There are places to assist you financially with obtaining them. Even some of the pet rescue organizations can help out with this, they have donations marked just for this. Or try an on-line pharmacy to see the prices. I think even your vet would give you the medication; if it's just the finances I would send you the medication myself. Now if it's she has a poor quality of life and is in pain due to arthritis, or if she is not a happy cat anymore, I would re-think what you are doing. Does she just exsist? Is she ill? These only you can answer. I have euthanized each of my pets when death was eminent and there was no treatment/meds to improve their quality of life. I never wanted them to suffer; although, there were times I waited too long. One older dog had cancer and I put her through Chemo, made her home cooked meals (dog food), hand fed her, and she was beginning to have difficulty breathing. I had to put her to sleep. I wish I did not put her through the chemo. I wish I just kept her comfortable. I just put my 18 year old dog to sleep 3 weeks ago, he had had a mild stroke, that was okay. But he began to just walk in circles, stopped responding to me (over 2 weeks) was deaf, he could not go up the stairs, I carried him up and down, he could not eat his dog food, so I made it for him and hand fed him too, he was not enjoying his life in anyway, I was making him hold on for me. One morning at 4 am he woke up (he slept in bed next to me) he was having a petit mal seizure--it passed. In the am I took him to my vet and put him to sleep. I look at it this way, I owe them a kind death, one free of pain and suffering, and I hold them while it's done. They have been good to me but when they have no enjoyment it's time, when they do not play or want to eat or the pain makes them miserable (with meds in them too) it's time. I had to realize they are not getting better, just getting worse. And I never want to come home and find one dead, I never want them to die alone or in pain. It's a very difficult decision but how will you feel if she wanders off, and goes into a diabetic coma? I generally have 5 dogs and about 4 cats; I do rescues and take in the unwanted/dificult cases. I do the best possible for them, and when it's time, I take care of them. I owe them, they all have been wonderful pets and should have dignity. I hope this somehow helps you. I am sorry to hear about the illness if you need contact me through bea650005@yahoo. Answered by Cherly Auricchio 1 year ago.

I have a 12-year old diabetic cat that gets two insulin shots a day. He gets poop around the apartment and can't clean himself, so I have to help him out and clean up after him every day. I have charged tooth extractions for him too and his insulin is the $90/bottle type too, but it only lasts 30 days. I take both cats to get their teeth cleaned and its like $600 a year. I don't know how I'll feel if he lives to be 17. My immediate reaction is that I would not want to force a cat to live outside, ever. I would think that if she can't live inside, her quality of life is truly dimished. Outdoors is a bad place for cats. I would never want to base putting an animal down on how tired I am of caring for it though. I would say if you truly feel she is suffering and does not enjoy life, perhaps you could talk to a vet about putting her down. But, if she gets something out of it, I would not do that yet. Answered by Carlota Zomorodi 1 year ago.

I know what you are feeling. I went through the same thing with a dog of mine. I spent enough money on one of my dogs you could of bought a car for. But that is beside the point. Look at your cat and try to remember what she used to be like? Running around, jumping, playing. Now she just sits around and when she does have to get up she wonders why do I hurt so bad. What is wrong with me. I am so cold. I am not young anymore like I once was. Isn't there something my mommy can do for me? If I were this cat this is the questions I would be asking you? You will know in your heart what is best!!! I too love my animal more than some people I know. They are my children. Good Luck!! God Bless you Answered by Nancee Manthe 1 year ago.

Kitty Condo is so right! I had a 22 year old cat who was in the beginning stages of kidney failure, and had to decide what to do. It is a very difficult decision to have to make, but you will know when the time is right, and only you know what her quality of life is like. Sometimes it is just not fair to keep an animal alive simply because we love them so. I do hope that you are able to make the right decision ( whatever that might be in your view) soon. Answered by Easter Finne 1 year ago.

I too love my critters, but I would have put her down when the diabetes and lack of using the litter box started. She is old, almost 90 in people years. She has led a good life, let her go. You are not a bad person, it would be humane. Answered by Scott Reeks 1 year ago.

If you have had this cat for 17 years you, yourself know when the time is right. If you know it is the right time I would maybe spend a few days of doing extra special things for her and spend some time with her alone. Maybe let her in the house in a room without carpet and have a chance to spend time with her and really connect with her. If after that you really think she has no quality of life left then make the decision. Answered by Waltraud Pharmer 1 year ago.

I know how you feel about putting her to sleep, but think about it she cant do much for herself anymore, and is probibly in pain from all the stiffness, etc. The only reason why she is probibly still alive is because she dont want to pass away in front of you. I would really consider it for her own good, your only letting her suffer if she is really that bad. I had a dog that we found out had cancer, and it got to the point where he could barely walk around, and couldnt make it outside to use the bathroom. One day we went to feed him because he wasnt moving around at all that day, and was really thirsty I figued we would give him his favorite snack, and see if he ate it because he just looked so sick. He wouldnt take it. Thats when we knew it was time. He went outside, and was trying to hide because of how sick he was he knew he was dying, he was too weak to leave so he just layed there, Well my dad brought him to the vet, they said they could save him, but his quality of health would never be like it should, and he probibly would live only a few more months so my dad at that point let them put him to sleep(hes completely against putting animals to sleep, but he knew if he didnt our dog would be just suffering, and its better to let him rest, then to put them through all of that)Your cat is probibly at that same point right now, and the best thing you can do is say your goodbyes, and let it go if you really care about her, she knows, and understands its time. I know how your feeling though, its so hard when you have to let go of them, especially when they are in your life that long. My dog was 15. I still miss him, but I know hes better off where he is, and grateful for getting to spend the time that I did with him. Answered by Deane Namanworth 1 year ago.

After 17 years you should be able to "ask" her. When I look into my kitties eyes I kind of know what he is saying. Talk to her. 17 years is a long life for a kitty. She knows that you love her. She has had a good life, let her go before she is to the point of suffering. I know more than anyone how hard it is. Cherish her for now, and stay with her when she gets her wings!!!!!!!! Hang in there. Answered by Rosalie Durun 1 year ago.

My heart goes out to you. I put my cat down about a month ago. She was about 15. Suffered from severe arthritis - couldn't even climb stairs anymore. Anyway, she got really sick (I'll never know if it was the canned cat food I was feeding her) and I had to put her down. The vet said it was the best thing to do. Didn't make it any easier though. I think you know what to do though... so be strong and do what's right for her. Answered by Melisa Vorhees 1 year ago.

I so feel for you, it is the hardest thing in the world to do, i also would save an animal over a human as bad as that sounds, but darl i have a few cats and i think your cat knows its time, she is in pain and can not squat in the litter but its all up to you Hun, you i think know in yourself that its time to help her out of her pain, but she will always stay with you after she passes, my cat that passed was like my child and with his death, i found strength to know they are happy and you will still feel her presence around, im crying for you as i too have to make a decision.Your animals are lucky to have you, good luck and know that she will never be gone from your life. Answered by Shantell Orie 1 year ago.


Can insulin for humans be used for animals?
My dog is diabetic and currently using caninsulin prescribed by his vet,can I give him insulin prescribed for humans which is much cheaper to purchase? Asked by Loris Rehl 1 year ago.

Human insulin was the first used for dogs as far as I know. Now several companies are making insulin. here is a little info: Only 15 months ago, the FDA approved the first insulin medication for diabetic dogs, Vetsulin(R) (porcine insulin zinc suspension). Because it is formulated for dogs rather than people, Vetsulin is less concentrated than human insulin products, making it easier to dose dogs with less risk of under- or over-dosing. An added benefit is that about one-third of dogs treated with Vetsulin can be regulated with one daily injection versus the two injections required when treating with a human insulin. Pet owners who are in the position of switching their dogs from human insulin to the canine-formulated insulin can expect only minor changes in their daily routine, noted Michael J. Coyne, VMD, PhD, market development manager for Intervet and a practicing veterinarian in Bear, Del. "Since Vetsulin was launched in January 2005, veterinarians have been able to successfully regulate many diabetic dogs with Vetsulin, including dogs that were previously difficult to manage," said Dr. Coyne. "And with a fast-approaching deadline to switch regulated patients from products such as Humulin L to Vetsulin, we want to assure dog owners and their veterinarians that the transition can be smooth and safe. Answered by Edythe Wahlen 1 year ago.

Insulin For Dogs Answered by Leena Ochwat 1 year ago.

The insulin prescribed for your dog is what your vet feels will be best for him. Long term that has to be what matters most. I would have a word with your vet and see what he has to say. He knows better than anyone else would here. He also knows your dog. What would be good for one dog may not be good for another. I myself have been taking insulin most of my life. No matter what the situation the only people I would ever let advise me on my insulin is my diabetic team. However well meaning people may be here 99% of them only know as much as they can find on the internet about such things. Insulin is a very sensitive substance. Advice should come from a professional only. I do know a good insulin program for your dog can mean he can have a great life and handled properly there will be few complications. A friend has had her 11 year old dog on insulin for about 3-4 years now. he's doing just great. Good luck to you and your dog. Edit: Humulin does NOT come from pigs. It's manufactured see link below. Insulin has not came from pigs for several years. Answered by Danelle Turgeon 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: Can insulin for humans be used for animals? My dog is diabetic and currently using caninsulin prescribed by his vet,can I give him insulin prescribed for humans which is much cheaper to purchase? Answered by Mana Riester 1 year ago.

Check with your vet, and explain the situation. We had a diabetic cat that lived for many years getting human insulin, and died of other causes not related to the diabetes. It was what the vet prescribed. But do give them a call and ask. It's not wise to charge off on your own without professional consultation. Answered by Scarlet Przekop 1 year ago.

Yes, you can use human insulin. It is the exact same thing. Like that other person said, it all comes from pigs anyway. My grandma shared her insulin with the dog for years. Just have your doctor (vet) tell you how much to use. Answered by Andrea Venditto 1 year ago.


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