What should I tell my doctor?TOP
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- episodes of low blood sugar
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to insulin, metacresol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
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How should I use this drug?TOP
This medicine is for injection under the skin. Use exactly as directed. It is important to follow the directions given to you by your health care professional or doctor. If you are using Novolog, you should start your meal within 5 to 10 minutes after injection. If you are using Fiasp, you should start your meal at the time of injection or within 20 minutes after injection. Have food ready before injection. Do not delay eating. You will be taught how to use this medicine and how to adjust doses for activities and illness. Do not use more insulin than prescribed. Do not use more or less often than prescribed.
Always check the appearance of your insulin before using it. This medicine should be clear and colorless like water. Do not use if it is cloudy, thickened, colored, or has solid particles in it.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While Novolog may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply. Fiasp is not approved for use in children.
What if I miss a dose?TOP
It is important not to miss a dose. Your health care professional or doctor should discuss a plan for missed doses with you. If you do miss a dose, follow their plan. Do not take double doses.
Where should I store this drug?TOP
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store unopened insulin vials in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze or use if the insulin has been frozen. Opened vials (vials currently in use) may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature, at approximately 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) or cooler. Keeping your insulin at room temperature decreases the amount of pain during injection. Once opened, your insulin can be used for 28 days. After 28 days, the vial of insulin should be thrown away.
Store unopened cartridges, Novolog FlexPens,or Fiasp FlexTouch pens in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F.) Do not freeze or use if the insulin has been frozen. Once opened, the Novalog FlexPen and cartridges that are inserted into pens should be kept at room temperature, approximately 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) or cooler for up to 28 days; do not store in the refrigerator. The opened Fiasp FlexTouch pen can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated for up to 28 days. After 28 days, any unused insulin in any of these opened products should be thrown away.
Protect from light and excessive heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date or after the specified time for room temperature storage has passed.