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User Reviews for Insulin aspart

Also known as: Novolog, Fiasp, NovoLog FlexPen, NovoLog PenFill

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Diabetes, Type 1 7.3
8 reviews 73 medications
Diabetes, Type 2 6.5
13 reviews 151 medications
Summary of Insulin aspart reviews 6.8 21 reviews

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Reviews for Insulin aspart

MARYMILL · Taken for 1 to 2 years April 17, 2020

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I put on A LOT of weight with this novolog insulin. No diet changes, but gained 60 lbs in a year. I was taking 15 units 3x a day. I kept hearing "hang in there". "give it time to adjust to your body." So now, my blood sugars are worse thanks to the extra weight, thanks to Novolg flex pen. I also experienced not urinating enough, & ankle swelling. Probably because this stuff won't let you urinate. Did it lower my blood sugar? Of course! It's insulin. But at the cost of putting on 60 lbs? Not worth it. I finally stopped it even though my idiot doctor disagreed. Yeah, Doc, I'll keep taking it until I can't fit out of my door way. Ridiculous! I worked hard to lose 60 lbs.”

1 / 10
Scoe · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 6, 2020

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I assume the Novolog insulin is doing what it is designed to do, my complaint is with the delivery pen!!! It gets stuck and will not plunge thereby leaving the insulin unusable. Humalog has a better pen!!!!!”

8 / 10
ChuckyD · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 30, 2019

Fiasp (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 1: “Was on Humalog until my insurance company stopped covering it so I was put on Fiasp. Works fast. I would say about the same as Humalog. I use pens.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 21, 2019

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Started novalog on Friday. Amazing bloodsugar control. However by Monday I was in the er with chest pains and shortness of breath. Hospital said this medicine caused it. Then I look on their site and it says it right on side effect list. Will never take it again!!!!”

3 / 10
Stitchmama · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 25, 2019

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I take a combination of Novolog R and N. It has worked just as well as the High dollar medications that I had taken in the past. I was taking some high dollar medications and always ran through my insurance coverage after 6 months. After moving back to Kansas from Missouri my specialist here changed me to the Novolog regimen which is all out of pocket but cheaper than 6 month of out of coverage for the high dollar medication.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more June 2, 2019

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 1: “I have used humalog, and novalog. They both work the same for me. Right now I don't have insurance so I get a insulin at Walmart called novalin R. It only cost $27.37 and it works great.”

10 / 10
John IL May 2, 2019

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Been on Novolog a month, also using Basaglar 30 units a day and Metformin ER. A1c too high at 9.1 so doctor told me I needed to try short acting insulin. Costs is high one pen as $107 I pay $325 for 5 Basaglar pens. Seems like this disease is making drug companies wealthy. I do see improvement when using the Novolog when I take it at big meal when carb intake higher. Has improved fasting levels. But the cost will prevent me from sticking with it. Insurance pays some I hope but I went off Lantus because of costs. I think Lantus worked better then Basaglar but that's just my own observation and experience. I've tried Januvia, Starlix, Victoza, and none really work consistently even being on a low carb diet. Besides the insulin is affecting my weight in a negative way which can't be good for insulin resistance. After awhile the injected insulin probably also become resistant to cell intake. So then you take more and more. Yeah a expensive band aid for a disease that fights back.”

7 / 10
DiabeticGod · Taken for 10 years or more January 29, 2019

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 1: “I have been a diabetic since I was 9 months old and still continue to use Novalog to this day and have never had any problems with the medication.”

10 / 10
Jjok72 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 15, 2018

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 1: “The insulin works but they leak and come apart inside and are HORRIBLE inaccurate because they leak and get air in them be very careful I rarely use them because of problems. A syringe is way more accurate because they don't fall apart get air in them like the other cheap ones”

1 / 10
Agatefairy · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 11, 2018

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 1: “Hello, Novolog has worked for me so far. It does increase my appetite though. I got a sample from my doctor's office to begin. I then went to the pharmacy to fill my prescription and found that it costs over $500.00. I did find a discount RX card on Novonordisk´s website, but it states that you, "may pay as little as $25.00." I read the fine print and it states, "reimbursement $100 per prescription." Has anyone here ever used it? I had to find a card so I could afford my Lantus as well. I would just like to know what to expect. If it's $25.00 or only up to $100 per rx of what they cover. I'm newly diagnosed, and I would appreciate any help.”

7 / 10
GlenA. February 6, 2017

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 1: “The medicine works fine, but it is in the absolute worst delivery system ever. I can't imagine an elderly person or someone with arthritis trying to use this pen.”

2 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 17, 2016

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Novolog pen does not glide well when giving yourself a shot. The medication worked well for me with minimal side affects. I have been on it for 2 yrs, but my coupon has expired & I cannot afford it now.”

8 / 10
Rosie2002 · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 25, 2015

NovoLog FlexPen (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I was switched from Humalog flex insulin to Novolog flexpen and I've noticed that since then I have gained 21 pounds and I'm trying my best exercising eating right I'll lose a pound and gain 3 I need help what should I do?”

10 / 10
Maerlias · Taken for 10 years or more June 18, 2015

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 1: “I was put on Novolog when I was diagnosed with Type 1 and have loved it ever since. I've never had any negative side effects and when coupled with the Omnipod it is phenomenal for me. It is important to note however that every person's body is different. My doctor recently had me try Humalog to which I had multiple negative side effects. This does not mean one is better than the other, just that for my own body the Novolog happens to be what it accepts and works with best. You should always tell your doctor how ANY medication makes you feel if you experience negative side effects. For me, the Novolog is a gods send and I love it :)”

10 / 10
5DoxMom · Taken for 5 to 10 years April 29, 2015

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Have used Novolog for 9-10 years. I has reasonably helped with controlling my glucose but has caused considerable weight gain. My units are determined by the carbohydrate count per meal - that has been adjusted from a ratio of 10 to a ratio of 7 per unit. A new endocrinologist has suggested Januvia but the side effects sound horrendous. The other 5 oral medications I've tried over a period of years did nothing positive and actually caused too many gastrointestinal problems. Will decide in 3 months, at next appointment.”

7 / 10
Dia 2 · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 7, 2014

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Good for lowering blood sugar and quick but the side effects were bad, it caused severe itching and a bad rash running down both of the inside of my legs. Heading in to get it changed to something new.”

7 / 10
Gads12 May 17, 2013

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Serious allergic reaction, hives and extreme itching.”

1 / 10
Anonymous August 5, 2011

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “After trying several insulin types of medicines which caused severe itching, I was put on Novolog 70/30. At first there were no side effects, then dizziness started to occur and its getting worse, my ankles are starting to swell and I am putting on weight. I'm at my wits end. Novolog is very convenient to use, but unfortunately now I have to go back to doctor and start a new medication and go through trial and error with a new medication which can also be very costly.”

3 / 10
furretz August 9, 2010

NovoLog FlexPen (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “Convenient, easy to blood glucose numbers!”

10 / 10
Scallywag February 20, 2010

Novolog (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 1: “Novolog works very well and very fast (3-5) hours in lowering sugar levels but for those w/out insurance be wary Novolog is very expensive, espicially when you have to couple the insulin w/ another slow-acting, such as Lantus. Together these are very effective however.”

8 / 10
Velton June 7, 2008

NovoLog FlexPen (insulin aspart) for Diabetes, Type 2: “I have been on it for a little over 1 year and feel it has worked wonders for me.”

9 / 10