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How to take Fiasp®

Fiasp® offers adjustable dose timing

Fiasp® can be taken at the start of a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal, whereas NovoLog® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL must be taken 5-10 minutes before a meal. This range gives you flexibility when taking your mealtime insulin. Talk with your health care provider to find the appropriate time to take Fiasp® based on your individual needs and goals.

NovoLog®

NovoLog® dosing option

Fiasp®

dosing at first bite or during meal

With Fiasp®, you have options for insulin delivery

Fiasp® can be administered via insulin pens, a vial and syringe, or an insulin pump like the Omnipod DASH® System.a Your diabetes care team will help determine the right option for you.

aRefer to the insulin infusion pump user manual to see if Fiasp® can be used. Use in accordance with the insulin pump’s instructions for use.

With Fiasp®, you have options for insulin delivery

Fiasp® can be administered via insulin pens, a vial and syringe, or an insulin pump like the Omnipod DASH® System.a Your diabetes care team will help determine the right option for you.

aRefer to the insulin infusion pump user manual to see if Fiasp® can be used. Use in accordance with the insulin pump’s instructions for use.

Expand to learn about the delivery options below

  • Prefilled insulin pen
  • Accurate dosing up to 80 units
  • No push-button extension
  • End-of-dose click, letting you know that a dose has been administeredb

bAfter dose counter has returned to 0, keep needle in skin for 6 seconds before the needle is removed. If you do not, you may not have received your full dose and you should check your blood sugar levels more often because you may need more insulin. You may or may not hear an audible click at end of dose.

Learn how to use the Fiasp® FlexTouch® pen

  • Adjustable half-unit dosing from 0.5 to 30 units of insulin
  • Automatically records the last dose and approximate time since your last injection
  • Short button travel reduces injection movement
  • You’ll know when to change the cartridge because Fiasp® NovoPen Echo® doesn’t allow you to dial more units than are left

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cPenFill® cartridges require a prescription and are sold separately.

Learn how to use the NovoPen Echo® pen

An insulin pump is a small, programmable, battery-operated device that delivers a steady, measured amount of insulin under your skin.

Fiasp® in an insulin pump offers:

  • Heat stability at normal body temperatures (up to 98.6°F)
  • Storage in the pump reservoir for up to 6 days before being changed

Fiasp® can be used in the Omnipod DASH® System

The Omnipod DASH® System is the only FDA-approved tubeless insulin delivery Pod. With Omnipod®, you can say goodbye to pens and needles and discreetly manage diabetes.

Learn more about Omnipod »

If you use an insulin pump, it’s a good idea to have a backup source for insulin. Ask your diabetes care team if Fiasp® FlexTouch® or NovoPen Echo® could be a good option for you.

Refer to the insulin infusion pump user manual to see if Fiasp® can be used. Use in accordance with the insulin pump’s instructions for use.

Fiasp® vial

Storage and travel

Storage conditions for Fiasp® vials, FlexTouch® pens, and the 3-mL PenFill® cartridged-f

d3-mL PenFill® cartridge is available for NovoPen Echo®.
ePenFill® cartridges in use (opened) must NOT be stored in the refrigerator.
fIn-use vials (opened) may be stored in the refrigerator (36°F to 46°F).

d3-mL PenFill® cartridge is available for NovoPen Echo®.
ePenFill® cartridges in use (opened) must NOT be stored in the refrigerator.
fIn-use vials (opened) may be stored in the refrigerator (36°F to 46°F).

Here are a few tips for traveling with Fiasp®:

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Pack extra

Bring extra supplies with you in case you are delayed, lose something, or decide to extend your trip.

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Proper storage

Your insulin must be kept at room temperature (below 86°F), so be sure not to store it in places like the trunk or glove box of a car or checked baggage on a flight where the temperature may get too hot or cold.

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Keep on hand

If you are flying, make sure that you take your insulin and other diabetes medicines with you in your carry-on bag. Checked luggage could get lost or delayed! The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allows you to bring diabetes supplies in your carry-on.

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Communicate

It is a good idea to let TSA agents know before the security screening process begins that you have diabetes and are carrying supplies. You can continue to wear your insulin pump while going through a common airport metal detector as it will not harm the device or trigger an alarm. However, you should not send your pump device through an X-ray machine.

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Fiasp® Selected Important Safety Information

Do not share your Fiasp® with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not take Fiasp®?

Do not take Fiasp® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking Fiasp® tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you:

  • have kidney or liver problems
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if Fiasp® passes into your breast milk.
  • are taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.

Fiasp® Indications and Usage

What is Fiasp® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL?

  • Fiasp® is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

Fiasp® Important Safety Information

Do not share your Fiasp® with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not take Fiasp®?

Do not take Fiasp® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking Fiasp® tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you:

  • have kidney or liver problems
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or breastfeed. It is not known if Fiasp® passes into your breast milk.
  • are taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.

How should I take Fiasp®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take Fiasp® exactly as your health care provider tells you to.
  • Fiasp® starts acting fast. You should take your dose of Fiasp® at the beginning of the meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to. 

Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each injection to reduce your risk of getting pits in skin or thickened skin (lipodystrophy) and skin with lumps (localized cutaneous amyloidosis) at the injection sites.

    • Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.
    • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
    • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.
  • If you miss a dose of Fiasp® monitor your blood sugar levels to decide if an insulin dose is needed. Continue with your regular dosing schedule at the next meal.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.

What should I avoid while taking Fiasp®?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how Fiasp® affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.

What are the possible side effects of Fiasp®?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Some signs and symptoms include: anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion, and headache.
  • low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia).
  • serious allergic reactions (whole body reactions). Get emergency medical help right away if you have a rash over your whole body; trouble breathing; a fast heartbeat; swelling of your face, tongue or throat; sweating; extreme drowsiness; dizziness, or confusion.
  • heart failure. Taking certain diabetes pills called TZDs (thiazolidinediones) with Fiasp® may cause heart failure in some people. This can happen even if you have never had heart failure or heart problems before. If you already have heart failure it may get worse while you take TZDs with Fiasp®. Your health care provider should monitor you closely while you are taking TZDs with Fiasp®. Tell your health care provider if you have any new or worse symptoms of heart failure including shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, or sudden weight gain.

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

  • weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet or level of physical activity

Common side effects of Fiasp® may include:

  • skin problems such as eczema, rash, itching, redness and swelling of your skin (dermatitis), reactions at the injection site such as itching, rash, skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), or weight gain.

Please click here for Fiasp® Prescribing Information.



NovoLog® Selected Important Safety Information

Do not share your NovoLog® FlexPen®, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® cartridge or PenFill® cartridge compatible insulin delivery device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not take NovoLog®?

Do not take NovoLog® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

How should I take NovoLog®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • NovoLog® is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
  • Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each injection to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy (pits in skin or thickened skin) and localized cutaneous amyloidosis (skin with lumps) at the injection sites.
    • Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.
    • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
    • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.

NovoLog® Indications and Usage

What is NovoLog® (insulin aspart injection)?

  • NovoLog® is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

NovoLog® Important Safety Information

Do not share your NovoLog® FlexPen®, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® cartridge or PenFill® cartridge compatible insulin delivery device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not take NovoLog®?

Do not take NovoLog® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking NovoLog®, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are:

  • pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar.

How should I take NovoLog®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • NovoLog® is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
  • Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each injection to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy (pits in skin or thickened skin) and localized cutaneous amyloidosis (skin with lumps) at the injection sites.
    • Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.
    • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
    • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.

What should I avoid while taking NovoLog®?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how NovoLog® affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.

What are the possible side effects of NovoLog®?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:
Low blood sugar.
 Some signs and symptoms include:

  • anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache.

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

  • weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet or level of physical activity.

Other common side effects may include: 

  • low potassium in your blood, injection site reactions, itching, rash, serious whole body allergic reactions, skin thickening or pits at the injection site, weight gain, and swelling of your hands and feet and if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure.

Get emergency medical help if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.

Please click here for NovoLog® Prescribing Information.

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Fiasp® and NovoLog® are prescription medications.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800-FDA-1088.

If you need assistance with prescription costs, help may be available. Visit www.pparx.org or call 1‑888-4PPA-NOW.

Talk to your health care provider about your diabetes management plan, including diet and exercise.