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Egewg asked in HealthAlternative Medicine · 8 years ago

Can I purchase Humulin R OTC?

So I was wondering if I am able to purchase Humulin R over the counter. I am a diabetic without health insurance now, so help would be gladly appreciated. I know humulog can only be purchased with prescription, but what about Humulin R? I live in Indiana by the way.

3 Answers

  • Jonah
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes. In the United States, Regular and NPH are OTC, and all other insulins are prescription only. It's dumb (since Regular is not more or less dangerous than Humalog), but that's how it is.

    P.S. The cheapest way to buy insulin is Walmart's Humulin R, Humulin N, or Humulin 70/30.

    If you are seeing a doctor who is cool with it though, you may be able to get insulins for free through patient assistance programs of Novo Nordisk or Eli Lilly. You fill in the forms, the doctor signs off, and they send medical supplies for you to your doctor.

  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): Help to Solve Diabete
  • 5 years ago

    High blood levels of glucose can cause several problems, including frequent urination, excessive thirst, hunger, fatigue, weight loss, and blurry vision. However, because type 2 diabetes develops slowly, some people with high blood sugar experience no symptoms at all. How to treat diabetes naturally

    Symptoms of type 1 diabetes:

    Increased thirst

    Increased urination

    Weight loss in spite of increased appetite




    Patients with type 1 diabetes usually develop symptoms over a short period of time, and the condition is often diagnosed in an emergency setting.

    Symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

    Increased thirst

    Increased urination

    Increased appetite


    Blurred vision

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    If you think you have diabetes i think you should have a checkup and speak with your doctor just in case.

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