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|Generic:||Insulin Aspart [recombitant DNA origin]|
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Novo Nordisk, Inc.
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
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NovoLog in used to treat patients 6 years of age and older with diabetes to control high blood sugar. Because NovoLog acts faster and has a shorter duration of action than regular human insulin, NovoLog should normally be used in combination with an intermediate or long-acting insulin.
Precautions for NovoLog
Because of NovoLog’s faster onset of action changes in blood levels of potassium may occur. Not everyone can tolerate rapid changes or low potassium. Patients with certain medical conditions may have more difficulty with the rapid blood sugar lowering effect of NovoLog. Depending on your medical condition, your doctor will decide if NovoLog is right for you.
There is a risk of your blood sugar becoming too low when taking diabetes medicines. Strenuous physical activity, drinking alcoholic beverages, or not eating enough can increase this possibility when taking NovoLog. Talk to your healthcare provider.
Insulin antibodies may develop during treatment with all insulin, but may be greater with NovoLog.
Side Effects of NovoLog
- Low blood sugar
- Injection site reactions such as redness, pain, itching, hives, and swelling
- Changes in fat tissue at site of injection such as thickened or hard skin
Who Should Not Take NovoLog
Do not use NovoLog if you are experiencing an episode of low blood sugar.
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