Comment from: annie45-54on Treatment for 1-2 years Published: December 05

I have used novolog now for overa year. It does take care of ur highs but only for a while as they state a quick insulin. Overall it a constant checking of glucose throughout the day. The worst is the weight gain.

Comment from: JoeSmith35-44 Published: April 20

OK I have been using this medication over 2 years It works perfectly! Ya I have had a couple lows.. Thats my fault for over medicating myself! People you need to learn how much Novolog you need measured in Units!!! I started with 2 units at meal times for type 2 diabetes. Now I take up to 15 units at meal times. Like for breakfast and dinner. Im on the sliding scale which is something everyone should learn about! If you use this medication correctly You wont have any problems with it. Most people never learn how to use the medication correctly. or they complain about weight gain... If you start gaining weight GO EXERCISE! I work out 3 to 4 times a week. Even if you cant go to a gym go for a walk or something. Look up Home Exercises on google if you have to. People need to stop complaining about this medication and saying it doesn't work. Stop being lazy!

Comment from: Bennynoonan55-64on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: May 04

Combined with an insulin pump was able to get A1C below 7.0 for the first time in years.

Comment from: RogerG Published: January 24

Delivery system is flawed. It is not just one pen or one box. I have had several pens where depressing the plunger is very difficult resulting in pen movement or pain.. monologue has replaced an entire box because of one flawed pen. I will be requesting my doctor for an alternative

Comment from: 55-64on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: May 22

It works great to lower my blood glucose after meals, but it makes my heart beatting very fast, then swollen tonsils and throat tightness!

Comment from: freddie55-64on Treatment for 10+ years Published: April 27

it work good and i am very satisfied with it

Comment from: Unhappy55-64on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: December 02

Both sample pens are defective. They don't dispense the meds even after priming - on the next shot the previous one comes out when the pen is primed. Which means no medicine was delivered. Followed all directions and been using long term insulin for 5 years so not the operator.

Comment from: KevinC45-54on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: October 04

Use to use the medications in pen form. I now use vials in my insulin pump and it has made a big difference. 12.89 A1C before pump went down to 5.7 A1C with insulin pump therapy. The long lasting insulin had little effect and switching to all rapid insulin solved my problems. Now my weight is going back down easily where before I couldn't keep from gaining a pound. Well controlled on insulin pump therapy!!

Comment from: woodchuck95455-64on Treatment for 6 months to - 1 year Published: July 07

I have been using Novolog for under a year and the only reason I am using it is because my insurance company will no longer cover Humalog, which I have used for 30 years. I never had a problem with Humalog turning cloudy but in the past few months I have had to throw away 3 bottles of Novolog because they turned cloudy in the bottle. I am on an insulin pump and I change tubing every 3 days. The last bottle of Novolog I opened I filled the insulin pump one time and 3 days later when I went to fill it again the insulin was cloudy. The Novolog had an expiration date of 12/2014 and is control # BZF0540. The insulin is fine when stored in the refrigerator but I carry it in my pocket in a plastic case made for that purpose. I fill my pump 4 times from a bottle which should equate to about 12 days of use from one 10ml. bottle of Novolog and it is turning cloudy after 1 or 2 uses causing a lot of waste. I keep unused bottles in the refrigerator and 1 bottle at room temperature. This product is inferior to Humalog and I don't like insurance companies dictating which products I can and cannot use as peoples lives are at stake. I also have had days of high blood sugar until I figured out the insulin had turned cloudy and was no longer effective. What good is an insulin that only lasts a few days at room temperature? My doctor tells me she only uses Novolog when treating patients in the hospital and that Humalog and Novolog are basically identical but I suggest in a hospital setting temperature is more controlled and there are fewer variables than when 1 person uses 1 bottle until empty. I am also seeing bubbles in the bottle as well as cloudiness.

Comment from: woozle429665-71on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: September 24

The only problem with this product is that I cannot afford this medication. I am on Social Security, and though I have insurance, the deductible is $135.00 every 28 days, and I cannot afford this medication.

Comment from: wakeup65-71on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: January 01

Got to see Doctor (again) Night sweats and very rapid heart beat. Heart beating at 106 wears me out.

Comment from: sandit4245-54on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: October 05

makes me feel nausea and no energy

Comment from: 13-18on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: September 26

It is very effective in maintaining blood sugars, and the intake of carbs/sugars. I would not recommend for someone with a extremely active lifestyle since it is fast-acting, and can cause drops in your blood sugar more than you've ever experienced.

Comment from: 35-44on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: June 05

Easy to use with a sliding scale. Conveniant pen that I can keep in my shirt pocket and looks like an ordinary pen. Loud clicking while setting the dose and injecting does make it difficult to be discreet though good for the visually impaired.

Comment from: latonia35-44on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: November 16

very good results

Comment from: Deb35-44on Treatment for 1-2 years Published: July 29

On Insulin Pump for about 1 year and very happy. So much easy to have my diabetes under control. DM type 1 is very tricky, discipline is the key for the success.

Comment from: 55-64on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: July 16

been using on a sliding scale and is working well. I am happy with it and will comtinue to use it.

Comment from: musicstand55-64on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: July 06

I take 10units before supper, and whatever I eat sugare readings are very high

Comment from: 25-34on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: June 26

Comment from: biggun55-64on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: March 10

i have been using this product with the pump for 5yrs. plus and have been really satisfied. i have to change the infusion site every three days or less. i by that time need to refill the cartridge with insulin anyway. the pump is all i have used with this insulin. never have i had to inject it with a syringe. the pump is set to give me my needed dosage 24/7 and then i adjust for meals.

Comment from: softball45-54on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: November 29

I have been using it for a long time through injections and infusion pumpbut now i have beengetting high blood sugars readings. i have and infection so i don't know if it's the antrobitic i am on or it is the infection.

Comment from: charbey55-64on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: March 08

I find using this medication works sometime immediately and other times it not as fast acting as they say. I do get the jitters and sometime a rush. Somewhat pleased with it.

Comment from: Proofer555-64on Treatment for 10+ years Published: February 13

Have used Novolog flexpens since 2004 with no problems except over the last few months. Several instances of plunger sticking (but may be needle prob vs pen issue) and more concerning, I've had to toss 3 pens in last few months because the medicine simply was not doing its job. Began new pens each time and levels went right down. If this continues will seek alternative, as this is unhealthy for me and too costly to be tossing just to find one in box that is effective.

Comment from: BarbJanuary45-54on Treatment for 10+ years Published: January 16

Diabetes is Very Hard Work. It's up to you. I've been type 1 for 45 years. I'm 51. It's a tough life but it beats the alternative. I use novolog in an insulin pump. A1C is 6.2-6.4. I had years of poor control and then I decided I'd rather be healthy. Much better decision!

Comment from: Robert45-54on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: July 26

It works for lowering glucose, but I sweat like crazy and shiver uncontrollably. The info on the internet scares me. I want to go back to my doctor.

Comment from: Mickey35-44on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: January 02

I have had diabetes for two years now, after spending a week in the ICU, $70,000 bill. Using this medication alone is not enough for me, blood sugar levels swing high to low. I was taking between 5-10 units 4-5 times a day when I took this medicine by its-self. Taken with long lasting Lantus, 40 units per night, I have been able to maintain my sugar levels very well, and while staying on a very strict diet, I have recently, on occasion, not needed to use the Aspart (Novolog)for a day or two. Which I enjoy not having to get poked with the needle so much.


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Comment from: ByronR45-54on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: August 31

I have been on Novo for almost three weeks now. I am getting very good results. I had an A1C of 12.0 last MD appt. but the therapy is working well for me. It should be noted that you have to balance diet and exercise with this medication in order to get the best benefit from it. No longer can I eat just ANYTHING I wanted to. I must adhere to a lifestyle change. We can feel better if we take care of ourselves.

Comment from: candy65-71on Treatment for 1-2 years Published: April 24

it makes my stomac hurt

Comment from: ben45-54on Treatment for 10+ years Published: July 25

not satisfied ihad all the symptoms of diebetics while on medication

Comment from: Di55-64on Treatment for 6 months to - 1 year Published: June 30

blood sugar going up

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Comment from: 55-64on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: March 21

Comment from: millenium55-64on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: February 15

i broke out with a terrible rash on face nose and ears was real bright red like i was in poison ivy stopped it fast

Comment from: bob k65-71on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: February 12

Novolog has worked for about six weeks. Now it does not seem to do anything. One hour after a shot me reading went up 21 points.

Comment from: Dee35-44on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: January 09

recently diagnosed. It works very fast for me. I'm supposed to take it before EACH meal. I noticed my numbers drop rapidly after taking it. Once I went from 167(before breakfast) to 66 in 2 hrs and yes, I had a healthy breakfast.

Comment from: dana25-34on Treatment for 5-10 years Published: December 08

it works. i seem to have a lot of water retention about 20lbs in 3 days

Comment from: mensch65-71on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: November 06

I missed taking my inulkin last night for my diabetes. Shall I take it now?

Comment from: rf7xv565-71on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: September 20

since using this med. I have improved greatly.

Comment from: lizzybsanders25-34on Treatment for 1-2 years Published: September 02

I'm type 1 and have used novolog as my fast acting and love it. I use a lot of insulin and this has been by far the best I've used.


Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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