"Miriam E. Tucker
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will now require a "for single patient use only" warning on all multidose pen devices used for injectable diabetes medications.
NovoLog Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is insulin aspart (NovoLog)?
- What are the possible side effects of insulin aspart (NovoLog)?
- What is the most important information I should know about insulin aspart (NovoLog)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using insulin aspart (NovoLog)?
- How should I use insulin aspart (NovoLog)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (NovoLog)?
- What happens if I overdose (NovoLog)?
- What should I avoid while using insulin aspart (NovoLog)?
- What other drugs will affect insulin aspart (NovoLog)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (NovoLog)?
Since insulin aspart is used before meals, you may not be on a timed dosing schedule. Whenever you use insulin aspart, be sure to eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes. Do not use extra insulin aspart to make up a missed dose.
It is important to keep insulin aspart on hand at all times. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
What happens if I overdose (NovoLog)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An insulin overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia.
Symptoms of severe hypoglycemia include extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, stomach pain, confusion, seizure (convulsions), or coma.
What should I avoid while using insulin aspart (NovoLog)?
Do not change the brand of insulin aspart or syringe you are using without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Avoid drinking alcohol. Your blood sugar may become dangerously low if you drink alcohol while using insulin aspart.
Do not expose insulin aspart to high heat. Throw the medication away if it becomes hotter than 98 degrees F.
What other drugs will affect insulin aspart (NovoLog)?
Using certain medicines can make it harder for you to tell when you have low blood sugar. Tell your doctor if you use any of the following:
- albuterol (Proventil, Ventolin);
- clonidine (Catapres);
- guanethidine (Ismelin); or
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), timolol (Blocadren), and others.
There are many other medicines that can increase or decrease the effects of insulin aspart on lowering your blood sugar. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about insulin aspart.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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