Indications and Usage
What is NovoLog® Mix 70/30 (70% insulin aspart protamine suspension and 30% insulin aspart injection, [rDNA origin])?
- 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.
Important Safety Information
Do not share your NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® 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 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.
What should I tell my health care provider before taking NovoLog® Mix 70/30?
- About all of your medical conditions, including liver, kidney, or heart problems.
- If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to do either.
- About all prescription and nonprescription medicines you take, including supplements, as your dose may need to change.
How should I take NovoLog® Mix 70/30?
- 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.
- Inject NovoLog® Mix 70/30 under the skin of your stomach area, upper arms, buttocks, or thighs, but never into a vein or muscle.
- Do not mix NovoLog® Mix 70/30 with other insulin products or use in an insulin pump.
- Do not change your dose or type of insulin unless you are told to by your health care provider.
- 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.
- Check your blood sugar levels as directed by your health care provider.
What should I consider while using NovoLog® Mix 70/30?
- Alcohol, including beer and wine, may affect your blood sugar.
- Be careful when driving a car or operating machinery. You may have difficulty concentrating or reacting if you have low blood sugar. Talk to your health care provider if you often have low blood sugar or no warning signs of low blood sugar.
What are the possible side effects of NovoLog® Mix 70/30?
- Low blood sugar, including when too much is taken. Some symptoms include sweating, shakiness, confusion, and headache. Severe low blood sugar can cause unconsciousness, seizures, and death.
- Serious allergic reactions may occur. Get medical help right away, if you develop a rash over your whole body, have trouble breathing, a fast heartbeat, or sweating.
- Other side effects include low potassium in your blood, injection site reactions (like redness, swelling, and itching), skin thickening or pits at the injection site, weight gain, swelling of your hands and feet, if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure, and vision changes.
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