Do not share your Fiasp® with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
Frequently asked questions about NovoLog®
Get answers to your questions about NovoLog®, FlexPen®, pump use, and other topics.
NovoLog® is a mealtime insulin that helps control blood sugar spikes that happen when you eat.
NovoLog® is taken 5-10 minutes before the start of a meal. Your health care provider will tell you how to take NovoLog® based on your individual needs. If you think you need to adjust your insulin dose because of illness, new medicine, stress, change in diet, or change in activity level, make sure to talk to your health care provider.
Do not make any changes to your dose or the type of insulin you use unless you are told to do so by your health care provider.
NovoLog® is a formulation of insulin aspart. Two ingredients were added to the formulation of NovoLog® to create Fiasp®: a form of vitamin B3 (niacinamide), which increases the speed of initial insulin absorption, and an amino acid to aid stability.
The most common side effect of NovoLog® is low blood sugar. Some signs and symptoms include anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache. Severe low blood sugar can be life threatening.
For a list of possible side effects, please see full Important Safety Information.
If you miss a dose of NovoLog®, be sure to take your NovoLog® dose at your next scheduled time. Do not double your dose. If you have questions about dosing, please talk to your health care provider.
NovoLog® can be mixed with NPH insulin (a form of human insulin). See the Prescribing Information for more details about mixing NovoLog® with other types of insulin. Any change in treatment should be made carefully while working with your health care provider.
Yes. But, as with all insulin, some medicines may affect the way that NovoLog® works. Some may increase your risk of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), while others may cause high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). As a result, your doctor may need to change your insulin dose. You also may need to watch your blood sugar very closely. It's very important to talk with your diabetes care team about any medicines you are taking.
About taking NovoLog®
NovoLog® comes in:
- 10-mL vials (small bottles) for use with a syringe
- 3-mL NovoLog® FlexPen®
- 3-mL PenFill® cartridges for use with some Novo Nordisk insulin pens and NovoFine® disposable needles. The cartridge can be used with NovoPen Echo®, which offers half-unit dosing and a memory function
NovoLog® FlexPen® is a dial-a-dose insulin pen that fits neatly in your pocket or purse. NovoLog® FlexPen® can be used with NovoFine®, NovoFine® Autocover®, NovoFine® Plus, and NovoTwist® needles.
NovoLog® FlexPen® comes already filled with 3 mL (300 units) of fast-acting NovoLog® and is ready to use in just a few steps. See the full Instructions For Use.
Unopened pens and vials at room temperature (below 86°F / 30°C) can be kept for 28 days.
Unopened pens and vials that have been refrigerated (36°F to 46°F / 2°C to 8°C) can be kept until expiration date.
NovoLog® FlexPen® and PenFill® cartridges that are in use must be kept at room temperature for up to 28 days and must not be refrigerated. Vials, once in use, can be kept at either room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 28 days.
Yes, NovoLog® is approved for use in pumps for children ages 2 years and older with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It is the first fast-acting insulin approved for both under-the-skin (subcutaneous) and pump use in children.
Fiasp® is another mealtime insulin approved for use in pumps for adults and children with diabetes. Learn more ›
The pump releases a steady dose of NovoLog® throughout the day and mealtime doses when you eat. You just program the pump, following your doctor's and the pump maker’s instructions. See the Prescribing Information for instructions on how to use NovoLog® in an insulin pump.
NovoLog® should not be mixed with other insulins when it is used in the pump. NovoLog® should not be kept in the pump for more than 6 days of use, nor should it be in temperatures higher than 98.6°F (37°C). The infusion set and the infusion set insertion site should be changed at least every 3 days.
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Sign up to receive a Savings Card. Eligible commercially insured patients can use it to:
- Pay as little as $25 a fill for up to 2 years (maximum savings up to $100 per fill) when you start NovoLog®
- Pay as little as $20 a fill for up to 2 years (maximum savings up to $100 per fill) for select other Novo Nordisk products