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Side Effects of Insulin Aspart Protamine/Insulin Aspart

Possible Side Effects With Insulin Aspart Protamine/Insulin Aspart

Insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking a different form of insulin, usually regular human insulin.
While studies for most medications compare the medication to a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients), this is usually not possible for diabetes medication like insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart. It would be unethical to give a placebo to people with diabetes, as it is essential to keep blood sugar under control. This is why insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart was compared to other insulins rather than to a placebo.
Based on these studies, possible side effects of all insulins (including insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart) include:
  • A skin reaction at the site of the injection
  • Skin thickening or pitting at the site of the injection
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).

Final Thoughts on Insulin Aspart Protamine/Insulin Aspart Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand whether you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be an insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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