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Side Effects of Insulin Aspart Protamine/Insulin Aspart

Potential side effects of insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart include injection site skin reactions, low blood sugar levels, and an allergic reaction. Since low blood sugar levels and allergic reactions are potentially serious insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart side effects, seek medical attention immediately if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction or symptoms of low blood sugar, such as shakiness, extreme hunger, or sweating.

An Introduction to Insulin Aspart Protamine/Insulin Aspart Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart (NovoLog® Mix 70/30, NovoLog® Mix 50/50). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, many people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart side effects with you.)
 

Serious Side Effects of Insulin Aspart Protamine/Insulin Aspart: Warning Signs

Some side effects with insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. Some of the warning signs of these serious side effects include:
 
  • Symptoms of low blood sugar, such as:

 

    • Difficulty speaking
    • Sweating
    • Dizziness
    • Changes in behavior, such as irritability or mood swings
    • Loss of coordination
    • Cold sweats
    • Shakiness
    • Extreme hunger
    • Blurry vision
    • Confusion
    • Seizures
    • Unconsciousness

 

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:

 

    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing or other difficulty breathing.

 

Make sure those around you know how to recognize your particular signs of low blood sugar, since you may be too confused (due to low blood sugar) to recognize and adequately respond to low blood sugar. Different people may have different signs of low blood sugar.
 
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