Pork Insulatard
NPH,Isophane by Novo Nordisk
intermediate-acting Porcine
U100 isophane
Line Novo
Also known as pork NPH, pork isophane
Similar to  
Action in cats  
  • onset Xh,
  • peak Xh
  • duration Xh
Action in dogs  
  • onset within 2h,
  • peak 6-12h,
  • duration 18-24h
Use and Handling
Type cloudy
Shelf Life 30 months
When opened 6 weeks room temp.
In pen N/A

Pork Insulatard was a porcine NPH/Isophane insulin[2] [3]made by Novo Nordisk.

It is similar to CP Pharma's Hypurin Porcine Isophane[4][5], and to the now-defunct Eli Lilly product Iletin II NPH[6][7][8][9].

Like all other isophane/protamine suspended insulins[10], it is a crystalline suspension with protamine and zinc.

After December, 2007, Novo Nordisk longer offered this insulin in the UK[11][12][13][14]; according to the Novo Nordisk Australasia Home Page [15], it was discontinued there by December, 2006. Those using it now order Hypurin Porcine Isophane from CP Pharma[16].


  1. Response to Withdrawal of Novo Pork Insulins-CP/Wockhardt
  2. Pork Insulatard Patient Information
  3. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC) UK-Patient Information Leaflet-Pork Insulatard
  4. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC) UK-Hypurin Porcine Isophane
  5. Hypurin Porcine Isophane Patient Information
  6. US-FDA-Iletin II N Discontinuation July 2005
  7. Prescribing Novo Animal Insulins
  8. Prescribing Porcine Insulins
  9. Iletin II NPH, etc.
  10. US FDA-Humulin N
  11. Diabetes UK--Novo Pork Insulin Discontinuation Information
  12. Insulin Discontinuations--UK
  13. Forum Insulin Schweiz-Novo Nordisk Discontinues Animal Insulin Worldwide
  14. NovoNordisk UK-Pork Insulin Discontinuation Notice
  15. Novo Nordisk Australasia Home Page--Novo Pork Insulin Discontinuation
  16. Wockhardt/Hypurin Insulin Substitutes
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