Novolog

(insulin aspart)

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Lowers blood sugar.

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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.

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Quick facts about Novolog
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • 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.
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People’s experience with Novolog

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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Novolog (insulin aspart) is a fast-acting insulin medicine for diabetes. It acts like the insulin that your body naturally produces to process sugars and fats, and to keep your blood sugar stable after meals.

Quick facts about Novolog
  • Drug class: Endocrine
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Injection
People’s experience with Novolog

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What to expect when you take Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Abnormal fat distribution
  • Weight gain
  • Swelling in the limbs
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Nail fungal infection
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Side effect rates for Novolog (insulin aspart)

Risks and Warnings for Novolog (insulin aspart)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Insulin dose too high
    • Use of other blood sugar lowering medicines
    • Poor injection techniques
    • Changes in meal pattern or exercise
    • Kidney problems
    • Liver problems

    Novolog (insulin aspart) lowers your blood sugar very quickly. Very low blood sugar is life-threatening. To prevent this, it's important to regularly check your blood sugar and recognize symptoms of low blood sugar (fast heartbeat, cold sweats, pale skin, feeling shaky, confusion or irritability). Do not drive or operate dangerous machinery until you know how Novolog (insulin aspart) affects you. Make sure you have access to easy sugar sources to treat low blood sugar.

Common concerns from people taking Novolog (insulin aspart)

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    Reviewed Novologon 7/5/2017Take your blood sugar before meals and 2 hours after Sliding scale works best for me Keep glucose tablets on hand Exercise increases the chance of low blood sugar episodes as it can lower amount needed test blood sugar frequently for best control Lantus increases chance of low blood sugar
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    Woman
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    Type 1 diabetes
Kidneys and liver
  • Can use Novolog (insulin aspart) even if you have liver or kidney problems, unlike many other blood sugar-lowering medicines.
Weight
  • Novolog (insulin aspart) is likely to cause moderate weight gain.