Novolog (Injection)


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what's the difference between novolog and novolin regular


just want to know the difference between novolog and novolin
by tammy jenkins in nebraska, 11/27/2005

Lantus vs Novolog


I contacted Diabetes and was given Lantus in the pen form. Also given Humalog in case the sugar was up too high I was told to inject myself in 5 unit increments. I understand that it is a fast acting insulin which is used to get the sugar down quickly...
by Richard DiNaso in Charlotte, NC, 04/01/2008

Novolog (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Novolog (Injection)

Novolog (Injection) Medication Classification

INSULIN (Injection)

Novolog (Injection) Brandname

Lantus, Humalog, Lispro-PFC, Humalog Pen, Novolog, Novolog FlexPen

Novolog (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Treats diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes). Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy.

When To Not Use Novolog (Injection)

Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any type of insulin.

How Should You Use Novolog (Injection)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin.Do not change the brand or dose of your insulin unless your doctor tells you to.
  • You will be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you.
  • This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.
  • Use only syringes that are made specially for giving insulin injections. Always use the same brand and type of syringe. Avoid switching insulin brands as much as possible. Some types of insulin must be used with a certain type of syringe. Ask your pharmacist if you are not sure which one to use.Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • If you are using a reusable syringe, you must sterilize it before each dose. Follow the sterilizing directions that came with your syringes.
  • Do not mix one kind of insulin with another kind or with water, unless your doctor has told you to. Never mix Lantus® (insulin glargine) with any other insulin or with water.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.
  • Your doctor may suggest that you follow an exercise program. You may also be taught to check your own blood sugar levels at home. Diet, exercise, medicine, and checking your blood sugar are important to control your diabetes.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Proper Novolog (Injection) Storage

Store Novolog (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Novolog (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Novolog (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Novolog (Injection) Warnings

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant.
  • You may have low blood sugar while you are using insulin, especially if you miss a meal, exercise for a long time, or drink alcohol. Symptoms of low blood sugar include sweating, feeling very hungry, a fast heartbeat, vision changes, drowsiness, confusion, persistent headache, chills, or vomiting.
  • Ask your doctor what to do if you have low blood sugar. You will need to control it quickly. Teach your friends, co-workers, or family members what they can do to help you in case you have low blood sugar.
  • The dose of insulin that you need may change slightly with changes in your diet or activity. Your dose needs may also change while you are ill, pregnant, traveling, taking a new medicine, or exercising more than usual. Follow your doctor's instructions about making any changes in your insulin dose.

Novolog (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Seizures (convulsions).
  • Fainting.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Red, itchy, or swollen skin where the shot is given.

Novolog (Injection) Ratings

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