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How long can I keep the novorapid (insulin aspart) flexpen in my bag?

How long can I keep the novorapid (insulin aspart) flexpen in my bag?

28 days: As long as the Insulin is not being subjected to extreme temperatures (hot car, direct sunshine, freezing temperatures), the package insert considers 28 days to be the longest the pen can be used before opening a new pen. ...Read more

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What is novorapid (insulin aspart)?

What is novorapid (insulin aspart)?

NovoRapid (insulin aspart) is Novolog: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin analog (this means it's been biochemically engineered to be more rapid acting than regular human insulin). Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the name used outside the usa for this product. Here in the usa, it is known as novolog. ...Read more

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How long can I keep the novorapid (insulin aspart) flexpen out of the fridge?

How long can I keep the novorapid (insulin aspart) flexpen out of the fridge?

A month : I assume you are using a pen. The one you are using can stay at room temperature for about a month, keep the extras in the refrigerator. ...Read more

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How long can I keep the novorapid (insulin aspart) flexpen out of the refrigerator?

How long can I keep the novorapid (insulin aspart) flexpen out of the refrigerator?

28 days later!: I assume you are referring to NovoLog Insulin flexpen, which is a product that dispenses NovoLog Insulin when a pen needle is attached to the pen. Keep unopened pens in the frig, but once opened, the pen can be used/kept at room temperature for up to 28 days. Keep your pens away from direct sunlight, hot cars (keep Insulin in a cooler when traveling). Also, never allow your Insulin to freeze! ...Read more

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What is the alternative to novorapid (insulin aspart)?

3 rapid insulins: In the United States, there are 3 rapid acting insulins: NovoLog (comparable to novorapid in europe), humalog, and apidra (insulin glulisine). ...Read more

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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

Many places in world: Novorapid (insulin aspart) is the brand name for Insulin aspart, a rapid-acting Insulin medication, manufactured by novo nordisk. In the United States, Insulin aspart is marketed as the brand novolog. In the uk, europe and canada, aspart is sold as novorapid (insulin aspart). There are two other very similar rapid-acting insulins: Insulin lispro (by eli lilly) and Insulin glulisine (by sanofi). All three are sold around world. ...Read more

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What is the alternative to insulin novorapid (insulin aspart)?

What is the alternative to insulin novorapid (insulin aspart)?

Novorapid (insulin aspart): Novorapid also known as NovoLog (insulin aspart) is a rapid acting short duration synthetic Insulin usuall taken with meals to reduce blood sugars elevations from ingesting food. Other synthetic rapid acting insulins are Insulin lispro (humalog) and Insulin glulisine (apidria). ...Read more

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What is the alternative to insulin, novorapid (insulin aspart)?

Options: This is a fast acting insulin. Other alternatives in the us are Humalog (lispro), Apidra (insulin glulisine) (glulisine) or human Insulin (regular). ...Read more

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What is the best way to use an insulin pen (novorapid (insulin aspart) novolet)?

What is the best way to use an insulin pen (novorapid (insulin aspart) novolet)?

Carefull: Novolet is the first prefilled and disposable pen available meaning youvare done with it you throw it away, it implies that it filled with nph insulin. Novorapid (insulin aspart) on the other hand is a brand of fast acting Insulin that comes in cartriges that can go on the novopen which is a refillable pen(you do not toss it you change the cartrige. The first one is slow acting Insulin the second fast. Like apple. ...Read more

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If I took a high dose of lorazepam and novorapid (insulin aspart) could I die?

If I took a high dose of lorazepam and novorapid (insulin aspart) could I die?

Please don't: Taking Insulin and sedating yourself at the same time is not advisable. If giving yourself insulin, you need to also eat. Death may not be the immediate result -- but the combination could lead to dangerous hypoglycemia. If you're looking for methods to kill yourself, you could be very depressed and need treatment. Please see your physician for evaluation instead. ...Read more

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I take background insulin (humulin i) and quick acting ( Novorapid (insulin aspart)). In Phase 1 I would not need to use the Novorapid (insulin aspart) but what about the Humulin i?

I take background insulin (humulin i) and quick acting ( Novorapid (insulin aspart)).  In Phase 1 I would not need to use the Novorapid (insulin aspart) but what about the Humulin i?

Insulin: I assume Humulin N, and novorapid (insulin aspart). Diabetes in its natural course of the disease tends to progress and likely to use more medicine is not unusual.
Initially controlled with the intermediate acting Humulin N is no longer enough and body needs more help with meals, so rapid acting novorapid (insulin aspart) is added. It is standard to use long or intermediate acting insulin along with rapid acting insulin. ...Read more

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Can novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin injections cause pain?

Yes: Any injections can cause discomfort depends on the needle size, fortunately with the pen needles, this is becoming less of a problem. Ask your doctor for the 32 g size. ...Read more

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How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce sugar?

It depends: How much a given dose of Insulin lowers the blood sugar depends on the individual's sensitivity to Insulin and can vary a great deal. ...Read more

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How much does 1 unit of novorapid (insulin aspart) make blood sugar go down?

How much does 1 unit of novorapid (insulin aspart) make blood sugar go down?

Individualized: The answer depends on the severity of your disease and degree of Insulin resistance. It's different for different people. For some, 1 u can lower bs by 80 points, whereas others, it will lower it by 3 points. The only way to know is to observe what it's doing on you. ...Read more

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How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce blood sugar?

How much does novorapid (insulin aspart) insulin reduce blood sugar?

Depends: Depends on your degree of control/resistance and how much of the Insulin you inject. In general, it's a quick acting Insulin and can lower your blood sugar very fast. ...Read more

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Will I always need medications/insulin?

Will I always need medications/insulin?

Depends: Type 1 diabetes will always need insulin. Type 2 diabetes may not need any medication if the diabetes can be controlled with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of switching from a human premix insulin to an analog premix?

More physiologic: Which means quicker onset of action, more predictable duration of action also. ...Read more

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What medications can raise the insulin level?

What medications can raise the  insulin level?

Diabetes?: Are you asking this question in terms of treating diabetes?

One class of medicines called sulfonylureas are used in diabetes to increase Insulin production by your pancreas. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: humulin (insulin)?

Brand name : Humulin is a brand of Insulin manufactured by the lilly company. Within that name brand are different formulations of Insulin which include humalog, (insulin lispro) regular, and nph. Additionally a variety of mixed insulins are available. ...Read more

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I am type 2 DM on oral medication. Now I am preganant. Since I am on tablets instead of insulin can I continue my preganancy?

Yes: Some of the oral meds actually decrease the risk of miscarriage. Others do carry some risk and will need to be changed. There is also a chance that you will need to be put on insulin at some point in the pregnancy but you can with close monitoring have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Best of wishes. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: insulin?

Please describe the medication: insulin?

Insulin: A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

What are the symptoms of an overdose of insulin diabetes medication?

Sweating+ drowsiness: As the glucose levels drop to hypoglycemic levels, the body will produce the above symptoms.The brain must have glucose and oxygen at all times and those "sensors" trigger the responses. ...Read more

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Is it bad for diabetics to be insulin-dependent or take too many medications?

Is it bad for diabetics to be insulin-dependent or take too many medications?

No: It is bad for a person with diabetes to have poorly controlled blood sugars. Use whatever medication is necessary- along with exercise and diet planning- to achieve that goal. ...Read more

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Is taking insulin injections only option for diabetes patients or there is also some oral medication available for this purose?

Is taking insulin injections only option for diabetes patients or there is also some oral medication available for this purose?

Diabetes: The vast majority of folks w/diabetes have Type ii Diabetes which is primarily from lifestyle. The body can make insulin but it cannot transport it into the cells to make ATP, which gives us energy. W/work it can be reversed. Type I diabetes comes from a malfunctioning pancreas and insulin is not being produced. It is typically diagnosed early in life while Type II develops later.Peace&health. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Diabetes medication: Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of Insulin usually works longer than regular insulin. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Please describe the medication: humalog (insulin lispro)?

Fast acting analog: Of human Insulin whose pattern of activity when given with a meal mimics pattern of activity of Insulin secreted by normal person

when dosed correctly can help in excellent contol of patients with diabetes. ...Read more

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Will a diabetic medication or insulin show up on a urine drug test?

Unlikely: Urine drug tests are looking for specific drugs like marijuana, cocaine, other narcotic analgesics, benzodiazepines (xanax/valium /ativan) & any other drug specifically requested. Insulin & other diabetic meds are not drugs of abuse & thus not looked for. ...Read more

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Insulin Aspart (Definition)

Insulin aspart is a rapid acting insulin ...Read more