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
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
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®
- 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
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.
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.
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NovoLog® is a prescription medicine.
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
www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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