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NovoLog® (insulin aspart) is a rapid-acting insulin that is licensed to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is specifically used to help control the blood sugar spike that occurs after meals.
NovoLog comes in vials, cartridges (for use in certain pen devices) and in the FlexPen®. To use the pen devices, you will need specific types of needles known as "pen needles." Each time you inject NovoLog, you need to use a new needle. To use NovoLog from the vial, you will need insulin syringes (with needles). Check with your healthcare provider before mixing NovoLog with any other insulins in the same syringe. If you do mix it with other insulins, be sure to draw up NovoLog into the syringe first (and the other insulin second).
As with any medication, side effects are possible with NovoLog. Possible side effects of this drug (as well as all other forms of insulin) include a skin reaction at the injection site, low blood sugar, or thickening of the skin at the injection site. Prior to starting treatment with NovoLog, be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or any allergies. Also notify your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(Click NovoLog to find out how NovoLog works and for more information about the drug's effects, potential side effects, and dosing guidelines. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on NovoLog.)
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