What is Insulin Aspart?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Novolog NovoLog FlexPen NovoRapid Show all

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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 1 140 34
Diabetes Type 2 120 26
Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes 5 1
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 5 1
Diabetes Mellitus 3 0
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 0
Moderate 9
Mild 17
None 36

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Insulin Aspart

Side effect Patients
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 12
Weight gain 5
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 twice daily 2
100 units three times daily 2
1,400 units three times daily 2
7,000 units daily 2
100units/mL as needed 2
100unt/ml as needed 2
1 intl units three times daily 1
3 other daily 1
100 units every 3 weeks 1
1 units five times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Insulin Aspart

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 11
Other 8
Change in health plan coverage 4
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 22 patients who’ve stopped taking Insulin Aspart

Duration

Currently taking Insulin Aspart

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 8

Stopped taking Insulin Aspart

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 39
Usually 19
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 22
Not at all hard to take 29
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 2
$50-99 4
$25-49 6
< $25 20
Not specified 26

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Insulin Aspart after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Insulin Lispro (Humalog) 7
Insulin NPH (Humulin N) 3
Glipizide (Glipizide ER) 2
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 2
Metformin (Glucophage) 2

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Insulin Aspart and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Insulin Lispro (Humalog) 5
Insulin aspart-insulin aspart protamine (NovoMix 30) 1
insulin detemir (Levemir FlexPen) 1
Insulin Glargine (Lantus) 1
Insulin Glulisine (Apidra) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

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3 patient evaluations for Insulin Aspart

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rotdog62
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rotdog62
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
ALS

See rotdog62's full Insulin Aspart history

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
betesgirl12
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betesgirl12
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 22
Condition: Diabetes Type 1 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I have:
Diabetes Type 1

See betesgirl12's full Insulin Aspart history

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
Ern
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Ern
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: moderate
Vision: severe
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: severe
Walking: severe
I am: vb
I have:
MS

See Ern's full Insulin Aspart history

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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