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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.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Insulins

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Lantus
381
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Lantus (insulin glargine) is an expensive, long-acting type of insulin. Insulin helps to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Humalog
501
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Humalog (insulin lispro) is an expensive, short-acting type of insulin. Insulin helps to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Novolog
502
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Novolog (insulin aspart) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Levemir
415
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Levemir (insulin detemir) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Humulin N
455
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Humulin N (insulin human) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Toujeo
344
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Toujeo (insulin glargine) is an expensive drug used to lower the amount of sugar in your blood. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Humulin R
147
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Humulin R (insulin human) is an expensive drug used to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Novolog 70/30
501
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Novolog 70/30 (insulin aspart) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Humulin 70/30
451
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Humulin 70/30 (insulin human) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Novolin 70/30
147
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Novolin 70/30 (human insulin) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Novolin N
147
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Novolin N (human insulin) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Humalog 75/25
501
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Humalog 75/25 (insulin lispro) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Novolin R
147
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Novolin R (human insulin) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Tresiba
541
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Tresiba (insulin degludec) is an expensive drug used to lower the amount of sugar in your blood. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Apidra
501
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Apidra (insulin glulisine) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Humalog 50/50
504
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Humalog 50/50 (insulin lispro) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Afrezza
284
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Afrezza (insulin) is an expensive drug used to treat diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic options for any insulin brand, but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Ryzodeg
N/A N/A See Prices
Basaglar
N/A N/A See Prices

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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