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Are Levemir and NovoLog the Same Thing?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Levemir?
Common side effects of Levemir include:
- injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation),
- swelling of the hands/feet,
- thickening of the skin where you inject Levemir,
- weight gain,
- back pain,
- stomach pain,
- flu symptoms, or
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Levemir including:
What Are Possible Side Effects of NovoLog?
The most common side effect of NovoLog is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Symptoms of low blood sugar may include:
- blurred vision,
- fast heartbeat,
- trouble concentrating,
- confusion, or
- seizure (convulsions)
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 Levemir?
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.
What Drugs Interact With Levemir?
Levemir may interact with albuterol, clonidine, reserpine, guanethidine, or beta-blockers. Other medicines can increase or decrease the effects of insulin Levemir on lowering your blood sugar. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications you use.
How Should Levemir be Taken?
Levemir is for once- or twice-daily subcutaneous (under the skin) administration. Patients treated with Levemir once-daily should administer the dose with the evening meal or at bedtime. Patients requiring twice-daily dosing can administer the evening dose with the evening meal, at bedtime, or 12 hours after the morning dose.
How Should NovoLog be Taken?
Read the Instructions for Use that come with your NovoLog.
Take NovoLog exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to.
NovoLog starts acting fast. You should eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after you take your dose of NovoLog.
Know the type and strength of insulin you take. Do not change the type of insulin you take unless your healthcare provider tells you to. The amount of insulin and the best time for you to take your insulin may need to change if you take different types of insulin.
Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your healthcare provider what your blood sugars should be and when you should check your blood sugar levels.
Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.
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