Fiasp vs. NovoLog

Reviewed on 10/30/2019

Are Fiasp and NovoLog the Same Thing?

Fiasp (insulin aspart injection) and NovoLog (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) are rapid-acting human insulin analogs used to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus.

NovoLog is also used to improve glycemic control in children who are at least 2 years old adults with diabetes mellitus. NovoLog is usually given together with another long-acting insulin.

Side effects of Fiasp and NovoLog that are similar include low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation).

Side effects of Fiasp that are different from NovoLog include allergic reactions, hypersensitivity, abnormal distribution of body fat, weight gain, runny or stuffy nose, upper respiratory tract infection, nausea, diarrhea, back pain, and urinary tract infection (UTI).

Both Fiasp and NovoLog may interact with alcohol, clonidine, beta-blockers, guanethidine, and reserpine.

Fiasp may also interact with antidiabetic agents, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blocking agents (ARBs), disopyramide, fibrates, fluoxetine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), pentoxifylline, pramlintide, salicylates, somatostatin analogs, sulfa drugs, atypical antipsychotics, corticosteroids, danazol, diuretics, estrogens, progestogens, glucagon, isoniazid, niacin, oral contraceptives, phenothiazines, protease inhibitors, somatropin, sympathomimetic agents, thyroid hormones, lithium salts, and pentamidine.

NovoLog may also interact with albuterol. There are many other medicines that can increase or decrease the effects of NovoLog.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Fiasp?

Common side effects of Fiasp include:

  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia),
  • allergic reactions,
  • hypersensitivity,
  • injection site reactions,
  • abnormal distribution of body fat,
  • weight gain,
  • runny or stuffy nose,
  • upper respiratory tract infection,
  • nausea, diarrhea,
  • back pain,
  • and urinary tract infection (UTI).

What Are Possible Side Effects of NovoLog?

Common side effects of NovoLog include:

The most common side effect of NovoLog is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Symptoms of low blood sugar may include:

Other common side effects of NovoLog include:

  • injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation).

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects of NovoLog including:

  • signs of low potassium level in the blood (such as muscle cramps, weakness, or irregular heartbeat).

What Is Fiasp?

Fiasp (insulin aspart injection) is a rapid-acting human insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus.

What Is NovoLog?

NovoLog (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) is a form of insulin, a hormone that is produced in the body, used to treat type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. NovoLog is usually given together with another long-acting insulin.

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What Drugs Interact With Fiasp?

Fiasp may interact with:

  • antidiabetic agents,
  • ACE inhibitors,
  • angiotensin II receptor blocking agents (ARBs),
  • disopyramide,
  • fibrates,
  • fluoxetine,
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs),
  • pentoxifylline,
  • pramlintide,
  • salicylates,
  • somatostatin analogs,
  • sulfa drugs,
  • atypical antipsychotics,
  • corticosteroids,
  • danazol,
  • diuretics,
  • estrogens,
  • glucagon,
  • isoniazid,
  • niacin,
  • oral contraceptives,
  • phenothiazines,
  • progestogens,
  • protease inhibitors,
  • somatropin,
  • sympathomimetic agents,
  • thyroid hormones,
  • alcohol,
  • beta-blockers,
  • clonidine,
  • lithium salts,
  • pentamidine,
  • guanethidine,
  • and reserpine.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With NovoLog?

NovoLog may interact with:

  • albuterol,
  • clonidine,
  • reserpine,
  • guanethidine, or
  • beta-blockers

There are many other medicines that can increase or decrease the effects of insulin.

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

How Should Fiasp Be Taken?

The dosage of Fiasp is individualized and adjusted based on the route of administration, the individual's metabolic needs, blood glucose monitoring results, and glycemic control goal.

How Should NovoLog Be Taken?

The dosage of NovoLog is individualized. The total daily insulin requirement may vary and is usually between 0.5 to 1.0 units/kg/day.

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References
Novo Nordisk. Fiasp Drug Information.

https://www.fiasppro.com

Novo Nordisk. NovoLog Product Information.

https://www.rapidactinginsulin.com/novolog.html

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