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Old 12-20-2016, 10:48 AM
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Question Novalin N Issues?

Are any of you having NEW issues with your Novalin. I am wondering if my walmart got a bad batch or maybe they have changed formulations? I don't trust the pharmaceutical companies to let us know if there is problem. My vet has also heard of Novalin not working as well for some clients. The last 3 bottles I have gotten have all been the same lot number - FZF0314 exp 10/28
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:51 PM
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Default Re: Novalin N Issues?

what i have found with my jesse she is not real consitent . i use to blame on the insulin . get a new bottle and the numbers would be about the same

the only time i might see a change with aging insulin at about 2 months

so many factors with the biology of our pets even a change in weather appears to affect some

it is possible there could be a problem but i think they have been making novolin the same way for a very long time

I am one to believe its just the ups and downs managing this disease
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Old 12-24-2016, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: Novalin N Issues?

I have to concur with Jesse Girl, more likely issues with either a particular individual insulin vial or just those normal bumps in the road that come with treating canine diabetes.
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: Novalin N Issues?

Hi, I had been having slow downward spiral with Maggie and then all of a sudden we are back up over 325 and the numbers don't seem to really come down from morning test to night time test. It is a new bottle and I just checked the alpha trak control and it is within range. Are you having similar problems?
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