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 1 148 36
Diabetes type 2 127 31
Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes 5 1
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 5 1
General health 2 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 9
Mild 18
None 41

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Insulin Aspart

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Insulin Aspart

Dosage Patients
100 units daily 5
100 units three times daily 4
100unt/ml as needed 4
30 units daily 2
100 units twice daily 2
300 units three times daily 2
2,000 units twice daily 2
0.5 mL daily 1
1 intl units three times daily 1
1 units five times daily 1

See all 43 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Insulin Aspart

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 11
Other 9
Change in health plan coverage 4
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 23 patients who've stopped taking Insulin Aspart

Duration

Currently taking Insulin Aspart

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Insulin Aspart

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 44
Usually 21
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 22
Not at all hard to take 33
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 2
$50-99 5
$25-49 6
< $25 22
Not specified 30

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Insulin Aspart after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Insulin Lispro (Humalog) 8
Insulin NPH (Novolin N) 5
Insulin Regular (Humulin R) 3
Metformin (Glucophage) 3
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 2

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Insulin Aspart and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Insulin Lispro (Humalog) 5
insulin detemir (Levemir FlexPen) 2
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

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