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NovoLog is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diabetes in adults and children. NovoLog is also referred to by its drug name, Insulin aspart (rDNA origin). Your doctor may prescribe another type of insulin or an oral medication such as Metformin to take along with NovoLog.

NovoLog is a fast-acting insulin and a synthetic insulin.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that NovoLog should be administered via injection immediately before meals. Your doctor will explain when and where you should inject NovoLog and how to measure your dosage.

NovoLog comes as a liquid in a pen format or in vials for use with syringes or in pumps.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for NovaLog lists common side effects including hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), hypokalemia (low potassium), rash, itching, lipodystrophy (fat degeneration), and minor redness or irritation at injection sites.

Rare but serious side effects can include a systemic allergic reaction.

NovoLog (Insulin) for Diabetes Questions

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