What is it?
Novorapid (Novolog) contains insulin aspart, a rapid-acting insulin analog. Insulin analogs are man-made versions of the naturally occurring insulin. Fiasp is a type of rapid-acting insulin that is available in the bloodstream earlier than human insulin. Rapid-acting insulins such as Fiasp are commonly used in combination with long-acting insulins.
What is it used for?
Novorapid (Novolog) is used to improve glycemic control in adults and children with diabetes.
How does it work?
Insulin aspart differs from human insulin in that the amino acid proline in position B28 is replaced by aspartic acid. As a result of these changes, insulin aspart is availabe in the blood stream more quickly after injection than human insulin.
Unopened vials and pens should be stored in a refrigerator, 36°F-46°F (2°C-8°C). In-use insulin can be kept at room temperature (below 86°F), away from direct heat and light. Insulin should not be stored in the freezer, and it should not be allowed to freeze. Discard if it has been frozen.
Novorapid (Novolog) is contraindicated in patients who have had hypersensitivity reactions to insulin aspart or one of the excipients.
You should speak to your healthcare provider if you take one of the following medications: Antidiabetic agents, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blocking agents, disopyramide, fibrates, fluoxetine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, pentoxifylline, pramlintide, propoxyphene, salicylates, somatostatin analogs (e.g., octreotide), and sulfonamide antibiotics, GLP-1 receptor agonists, DPP-4 inhibitors, SGLT-2 inhibitors, atypical antipsychotics (e.g., olanzapine and clozapine), corticosteroids, danazol, diuretics, estrogens, glucagon, isoniazid, niacin, oral contraceptives, phenothiazines, progestogens (e.g., in oral contraceptives), protease inhibitors, somatropin, sympathomimetic agents (e.g., albuterol, epinephrine, terbutaline), thyroid hormones, alcohol, beta-blockers, clonidine, lithium salts, pentamidine, guanethidine, and reserpine.