Insulins for Diabetes Type 1

Insulins are used to lower blood sugar levels to treat diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2 by stopping the liver from producing more sugar.

Prices for Popular Insulins

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Lantus
360
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Lantus (insulin glargine) is a long-acting insulin analogue that replaces or supplements the insulin made by the body. Insulin helps to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Humalog
385
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Humalog (insulin lispro) is a short-acting insulin used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It is generally used with a long-acting insulin to help control blood sugar levels. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Novolog
386
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Novolog (insulin aspart) is a short-acting insulin used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It is generally used with a long-acting insulin to help control blood sugar levels. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Levemir
360
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Levemir (insulin detemir) is a long-acting insulin analogue that replaces or supplements the insulin made by the body. Insulin helps to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Novolog 70/30
386
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Novolog 70/30 (insulin aspart) is a mix of long- and short-acting insulins used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It replaces or supplements the insulin made by the body to help control blood sugar levels, and the mix allows twice-daily dosing with a faster effect. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Humulin N
313
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Humulin N (insulin human) is an intermediate-acting insulin used to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It has a quicker onset and longer duration than Humulin R. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Humulin R
113
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Humulin R (insulin human) is a short-acting insulin used to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Novolin 70/30
112
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Novolin 70/30 (human insulin) is a mix of long- and short-acting insulins used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It replaces or supplements the insulin made by the body to help control blood sugar levels, and the mix allows twice-daily dosing with a faster effect. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Novolin N
112
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Novolin N (human insulin) is an intermediate-acting insulin used to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It has a quicker onset and longer duration than Novolin R. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Humulin 70/30
313
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Humulin 70/30 (insulin human) is a mix of long- and short-acting insulins used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It replaces or supplements the insulin made by the body to help control blood sugar levels, and the mix allows twice-daily dosing with a faster effect. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Humalog 75/25
385
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Humalog 75/25 (insulin lispro) is a mix of long- and short-acting insulins used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It replaces or supplements the insulin made by the body to help control blood sugar levels, and the mix allows twice-daily dosing with a faster effect. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Novolin R
112
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Novolin R (human insulin) is a short-acting insulin used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It is generally used with a long-acting insulin to help control blood sugar levels. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Apidra
328
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Apidra (insulin glulisine) is a long-acting insulin analogue that replaces or supplements the insulin made by the body. Insulin helps to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Humalog 50/50
354
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Humalog 50/50 (insulin lispro) is a mix of long- and short-acting insulins used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It replaces or supplements the insulin made by the body to help control blood sugar levels, and the mix allows twice-daily dosing with a faster effect. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, since insulin is considered a biological drug, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.
Afrezza
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