What is NovoLog?

NovoLog is an insulin drug that is taken by diabetic patients to help control their blood sugar. Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of medical conditions that includes type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Insulin aspart is the generic name of NovoLog. Insulin aspart is mostly prescribed to patients with type 1 diabetes, but it can also be used in type 2 diabetes. As a fast-acting insulin, the medication has a quick onset of about 15 minutes and a peak time of about 1 hour. This insulin drug keeps working in the body for up to 2 to 4 hours.

How to administer this medication

Carefully follow the directions on the prescription label on how to use NovoLog. Insulin aspart can be injected subcutaneously or under the skin with a syringe. Your doctor will advise you of the best areas on your body to inject insulin aspart. Insulin aspart can be administered on the thigh, stomach, buttock or upper arm. Insulin aspart can also be injected intravenously with an IV.

NovoLog FlexPen storage temperature instructions

Once you have punctured NovoLog FlexPen, you should store it at room temperatures below 86°F or 30°C for up to 28 days. However, do not expose it to excessive sunlight or heat. If you are using a FlexPen, do not keep it inside a refrigerator. Make sure you remove the needle after giving yourself an injection and store it without an attached needle. Do not share your FlexPen with other people, even after changing the needle. Doing so could lead to a transmission of infection from one person to another. You can keep an unused FlexPen inside its original carton to protect it from direct heat and light. Unpunctured Novolog Flexpen should be kept at temperatures between 36°F and 46°F or 2°C and 8°C. Do not freeze unused NovoLog FlexPens. If your NovoLog FlexPen is frozen, do not use it. Unpunctured NovoLog FlexPen s can be used until it has reached its expiry date. Once expired, you should throw it away.

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