Compare Metaglip vs. Novolog

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Lowers blood sugar.

Novolog (insulin aspart) is a fast-acting insulin that provides meal-time blood sugar control. For long-term control, you'll need to take Novolog (insulin aspart) with other medicines to keep your overall blood sugar down.

3.5/ 5 average rating with 177 reviewsforNovolog
Upsides
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  • When used correctly, this medication will l lower blood sugar every time you use it and prevent the harmful, long-term effects of high sugar levels on your organs and blood vessels.
  • You can easily change the dose of Novolog (insulin aspart) to fit your individual needs.
  • Starting insulin early in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes can maintain your body's insulin-producing cells and slow down disease progression.
  • Can use Novolog (insulin aspart) even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike many other blood sugar-lowering medicines.
Downsides
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  • Have to take insulin by injection.
  • Might have to check your blood sugar multiple times a day, usually before each meal.
  • Novolog (insulin aspart) is likely to cause moderate weight gain.
  • Higher risk of low blood sugar episodes compared to other kinds of diabetes medications.
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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
    • Changes in meal pattern or exercise
    • Kidney problems
    • Liver problems
  • Complications due to low potassium
    • Use of medications that lower potassium
    • Current imbalance of electrolytes
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • Allergy to insulin
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