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Learning that you or a loved one has type 1 diabetes can be overwhelming. The first
step is to deal with your feelings. Next, you'll want to know more about what diabetes
means to you and your loved ones. Then comes following your care plan.
NovoLog® Reach, brought to you by Cornerstones4Care™, can help.
We have free tools and tips—and even a healthy dose of inspiration—to help people
with type 1 diabetes and those who care for them manage their diabetes their
way. Check out the links to the left. They're customized for someone like you, who
is dealing with type 1 diabetes.
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Meet your medicine
NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) is safe and effective for use in insulin pumps for children age 2 and older
with type 1 diabetes, as well as adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Needles are sold separately and may
require a prescription in some states.
Meet your medicine
Get NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) in FlexPen®—a discreet, prefilled, dial-a-dose insulin pen that fits
neatly in your pocket or purse.
Indications and Usage for NovoLog®
What is NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection)?
- NovoLog® is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and
children with diabetes mellitus.
Important Safety Information for NovoLog®
Who should not use NovoLog®?
- Do not use NovoLog® if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are
allergic to any of its ingredients.
What should I tell my health care provider before taking NovoLog®?
- About all of your medical conditions, including liver, kidney, or heart problems.
- If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to do either.
- About all prescription and nonprescription medicines you take, including supplements,
as your dose may need to change.
How should I take NovoLog®?
- Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after using NovoLog®, a fast-acting insulin,
to avoid low blood sugar. Do not inject NovoLog® if you do not plan to eat right
after your injection or bolus pump infusion.
- Do not mix NovoLog® with any other insulin when used in a pump or with any insulin
other than NPH when used with injections by syringe.
- Do not change your dose or type of insulin unless you are told to by your health care
- Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes.
- Check your blood sugar levels as directed by your health care provider.
What should I consider while using NovoLog®?
- Alcohol, including beer and wine, may affect your blood sugar.
- Be careful when driving a car or operating machinery. You may have difficulty concentrating
or reacting if you have low blood sugar. Talk to your health care provider if you
often have low blood sugar or no warning signs of low blood sugar.
What are the possible side effects of NovoLog®?
- Low blood sugar, including when too much is taken. Some symptoms include sweating,
shakiness, confusion, and headache. Severe low blood sugar can cause unconsciousness,
seizures, and death.
- Serious allergic reactions may occur. Get medical help right away, if you develop
a rash over your whole body, have trouble breathing, a fast heartbeat, or sweating.
- Other side effects include injection site reactions (like redness, swelling, and
itching), skin thickening or pits at the injection site, swelling of your hands
and feet, if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure, vision
changes, low potassium in your blood, and weight gain.
Please click here for Prescribing Information.
NovoLog® is a prescription medication.
Talk to your doctor about the importance of diet and exercise in your treatment
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the
FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch,
or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
If you need assistance with prescription drug costs, help may be available. Visit
or call 1-888-4PPA-NOW.
FlexPen® and NovoLog® are registered trademarks of Novo Nordisk A/S.