Compare Metaglip vs. Novolog

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Lowers blood sugar.

Novolog is a fast-acting insulin that provides meal-time sugar control. It can cause low blood sugar, so make sure you know what the symptoms are and always have a source of sugar nearby.

3.5/ 5 average rating with 177 reviewsforNovolog
Upsides
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  • Insulin is the most effective blood sugar-lowering medicine. When used correctly, it'll lower blood sugar every time you use it and prevent the harmful effects of high sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels.
  • Novolog is a fast-acting insulin that provides sugar control after meals.
  • Dose can be easily adjusted to make a customized regimen that's tailored to your body.
  • Starting insulin early in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes can maintain your body's insulin-producing cells and slow down disease progression.
  • Okay to use even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike most other blood sugar-lowering medicines.
Downsides
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  • You have to take insulin by injection.
  • You have to check your blood sugar multiple times every day, usually before each meal.
  • Likely to cause moderate weight gain (around 4 to 6 pounds).
  • Higher risk of low blood sugar episodes than other kinds of diabetes medicines.
Used for
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
Price
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Reviews
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177 reviews so far
58%
saidit'sworth it
46%
saiditworked well
19%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Metaglip (Metformin / Glipizide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Novolog (Insulin Aspart) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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  • Life-threatening low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia)
    • Insulin dose too high
    • Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
    • Poor injection techniques
    • Unstable kidney functions
    • Unstable liver functions
  • Complications due to low potassium
    • Use of other medicine that lowers potassium
    • Current electrolyte imbalance
  • Severe allergic reactions
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