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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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Is insulin novorapid (insulin aspart) available everywhere?

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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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 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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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 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

Novorapid (Definition)

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