NovoLog® Mix 70/30 (insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart injectable suspension) 100 U/mL Indications and Usage
What is NovoLog® Mix 70/30?
- NovoLog® Mix 70/30 is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.
- It is not known if NovoLog® Mix 70/30 is safe or effective in children.
NovoLog® Mix 70/30 Important Safety Information
Do not share your NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® with other people, even if the needle has been changed. Do not share needles or syringes with another person. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
Who should not use NovoLog® Mix 70/30?
- Do not use NovoLog® Mix 70/30 if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Before taking NovoLog® Mix 70/30, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are:
- pregnant, planning 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® Mix 70/30?
- Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
- NovoLog® Mix 70/30 starts acting fast. If you have type 1 diabetes, inject within 15 minutes before you eat a meal. If you have type 2 diabetes, inject within 15 minutes before or after starting your meal.
- Do not mix NovoLog® Mix 70/30 with other insulin products or use in an insulin pump.
- 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 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.
- 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 or syringes with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
What should I avoid while taking NovoLog® Mix 70/30?
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how NovoLog® Mix 70/30 affects you.
- Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.
What are the possible side effects of NovoLog® Mix 70/30?
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® Mix 70/30 Prescribing Information.
NovoLog® Mix 70/30 is a prescription medication.