What are Fiasp and Novolog?
Fiasp and Novolog are insulin aspart medications. Both medications are fast acting and begin to work approximately 15 minutes after injection. The effects peak approximately 1 hour after injection and last for up to 4 hours.
What are these medications used for?
Fiasp and Novolog are used to improve blood sugar stability in adult patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Novolog is also indicated for use in treatment of type 1 diabetes in children who are 2 years of age and older.
How to take these drugs
Fiasp and Novolog are injected under the skin or infused into a vein. Patients should eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes of using FIasp or Novolog. Unused preparations of the medication should be stored at room temperature and used within 28 days.
Fiasp and Novolog side effects
Fiasp and Novolog are safe and effective insulin medications. However, some side effects may occur as a result of use.
Common side effects
- Body aches or pain
Severe side effects
- Bloating or swelling in the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
- Difficulty swallowing or breathing
- Unusual weight gain or loss
The dosage requirements should be adjusted according to the patient’s blood glucose monitoring results, metabolic needs, and glycemic control goal. However, the typical dosage when starting Fiasp or Novolog for adults is 0.5 to 1 unit/mL.
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