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NovoLog® FlexPen®


Insulin delivery that's going places,
just like you

NovoLog® FlexPen® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) is a discreet, prefilled, dial-a-dose insulin pen that goes with you almost anywhere—in a restaurant, at work, and even at home. It comes prefilled with NovoLog® insulin and is ready to use in just a few steps. You simply dial the exact amount of insulin you need and inject by pressing a button.

The NovoLog® FlexPen® is totally disposable—no refilling is necessary. When you run out of insulin, simply dispose of the FlexPen® and start with a new one.

Download a printable patient brochure with instructions for NovoLog® FlexPen®.

NovoLog® FlexPen® fits in a pocket
or purse

  • Prefilled with 300 units of NovoLog® fast-acting insulin analog
  • Capable of delivering from 1 to 60 units of insulin
  • Dose can be adjusted in 1-unit increments
  • Proven accuracy
  • Once in use, it can be used for up to 28 days without refrigeration

One package of NovoLog® FlexPen® prefilled insulin pens contains 5 disposable pens for a total of 1500 units of NovoLog® insulin.

NovoLog® FlexPen® can be used with NovoFine® needles

NovoFine® needles fit all major insulin devices.

The NovoFine® 32G Tip (6 mm) needle is the thinnest needle
from Novo Nordisk available in the United States. It is as thin as two hairs.

The majority of people studied using the NovoFine® 32G Tip needle experienced little or no pain.*

When you activate a Novo Nordisk Instant Savings Card and enroll in Cornerstones4Care®, you'll get a free box of Novo Nordisk needles for use with FlexPen®.

‡Needles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states.

Saving on NovoLog® FlexPen®

NovoLog® FlexPen® is covered by most health care and Medicare prescription plans. You can get NovoLog® FlexPen® for about the same co-pay as vial and syringe on most plans.

* Multicenter, randomized, open-label, 2-period, crossover trial in insulin-treated patients with diabetes (type 1 or type 2). Patients were randomized to self administer insulin injections with one needle type followed by the alternative, each for 7 to 14 days. The 2 needle types used were NovoFine® 32-gauge tip x 6 mm and NovoFine® 30-gauge tip x 8 mm.

NovoLog® Stories
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Meet Charlie Kimball, IndyCar driver and FlexPen® fan.
FlexPen® Demo Video
(7:05 min)
This video shows you how to use your NovoLog® FlexPen®.
Individual results may vary.

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Indications and Usage

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 take NovoLog®?

Do not take NovoLog® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking NovoLog®, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are:

  • pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar.

How should I take NovoLog®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • NovoLog® is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes. You may give or get an infection from another person.

What should I avoid while taking NovoLog®?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how NovoLog® affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.

What are the possible side effects of NovoLog®?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:

Low blood sugar. Some signs and symptoms include:

  • anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache.

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

  • weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet or level of physical activity.

Other common side effects may include:

  • low potassium in your blood, injection site reactions, itching, rash, serious whole body allergic reactions, skin thickening or pits at the injection site, weight gain, and swelling of your hands and feet and if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure.

Get emergency medical help if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.

For more information, please click here for complete NovoLog® Prescribing Information.

NovoLog® is a prescription medicine.

Talk to your doctor about the importance of diet and exercise in your treatment plan.

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.

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Selected Important Safety Information

Who should not take NovoLog®?

Do not take NovoLog® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

How should I take NovoLog®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • NovoLog® is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes. You may give or get an infection from another person.

Please click here for additional Important Safety Information

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