What is Insulin Aspart?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Insulin Aspart Protamine

Insulin aspart is a rapid-acting insulin used for the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus (insulin dependent, IDDM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (noninsulin dependent, NIDDM) to improve glycemic control.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diabetes type 1 151 34
Diabetes type 2 134 34
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 5 1
Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes 4 1
General health 2 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 9
Mild 18
None 42

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Insulin Aspart

Side effect Patients Percentage
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 14
Weight gain 6
Injection site pain 2
Reactive hypoglycemia 2
Chronic hyperglycemia 1
Chronic kidney disease 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Insulin Aspart

Dosage Patients Percentage
5 daily 1
5 intl units three times daily 1
6 intl units three times daily 1
12 other three times daily 1
18 other four times daily 1
24 mg three times daily 1
100 units twice daily 1
90 intl units three times daily 1
100 units three times daily 1
100 units five times daily 1

See all 19 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Insulin Aspart

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 13
Other 9
Change in health plan coverage 5
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 27 patients who've stopped taking Insulin Aspart

Duration

Currently taking Insulin Aspart

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Insulin Aspart

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 46
Usually 20
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 25
Not at all hard to take 31
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 4
$100-199 2
$50-99 5
$25-49 4
< $25 22
Not specified 33

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Insulin Aspart after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Insulin Lispro (Humalog) 8
Insulin NPH (Novolin N) 5
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 3
Insulin NPH-insulin regular (Humulin Mix 70/30) 3
Insulin Regular (Humulin R) 3

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Insulin Aspart and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Insulin Lispro (Humalog) 6
insulin detemir (Levemir FlexPen) 3
Insulin Regular (Humulin R) 2
Insulin aspart-insulin aspart protamine (NovoMix 30) 1
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 1

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching to

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3 patient evaluations for Insulin Aspart

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Apr 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for diabetes type 2)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 other Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 28, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shakiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 intl units Weekly
Advice & Tips: Novolog is VERY good. I have an insulin pump, and is it SO nice.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 29, 2011 (Started Dec 05, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for diabetes type 1)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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