User Reviews for Admelog to treat Diabetes, Type 1
Admelog has an average rating of 2.0 out of 10 from a total of 16 ratings for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 1. 6% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 88% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Admelog
"I have been diabetic since I was 12. Getting an insulin pump was the best thing I ever did. Then, my insurance decided to no longer cover Humalog, which has been working great for me for years. They put me on Admelog. I was on it a month before I called the doctor and told them it did not work. They blew me off. Now, several months later, I have called again. I have left messages at my doctor's office, I have talked to my insurance company, I have called the pharmacy, and I have called the FDA. Admelog DOES NOT work, and not just for me. I have taken at least 200 units of insulin today, and my blood sugar is still 297. If you take Admelog and it is not working for you, please go to the FDA MedWatch page and report it."
"My sugars have been terrible since switching from Humalog to Admelog as a Type 1 diabetic. It may be equivalent to others but is not for me. My A1c is through the roof and no one will listen because of $$$ I may go to Canada to get Humalog just so I can live longer. Is anyone listening????"
"Insurance switched me over to this without even letting me know. My sugars on Humalog were very stable, but the second I switched over to Admelog I couldn't get them under control. I was never in my target range, no matter how much insulin I gave myself. The last straw was when I was at work and became extremely nauseous and started throwing up because I couldn't get my sugars under control. This insulin is not the same thing as Humalog as I was told, it's just a way for insurance to cheap out at the expense of its users."
Frequently asked questions
- Is Admelog the same as NovoLog?
- What is the difference between Admelog and Humalog?
- What is the difference between regular insulin and lispro (Humalog)?
- Humalog vs Novolog (Novalog): What's the difference?
"I have been type 1 diabetic for 22 years now and my insurance recently had me switch to Admelog a month ago. This insulin IS NOT THE SAME as Humalog, as the doctor's still try to convince you. It is very slow acting compared to Humalog and it takes 2-3 hours for blood sugar levels to lower, even a little bit. For example, every day on this insulin I have blood glucose levels to (BGL) of 260+ and after taking Admelog and fasting, 1 hour later my BGL only drops by 10 points. Wait another hour, still haven't ate anything, 10 more points. I have also had my BGL rise while on it. While on Humalog, my BGL drops and regulates within half hour. Admelog will kick in in over 3 hours and give me a very low BGL. This insulin has made me very sick and nauseous!!! I have done so well managing my BGL to be under 180 every day in the past and now on this insulin it to goes up to 400 constantly!"
"I have had type 1 diabetes for 10 years and was originally using Novolog then Humalog but was recently switched to Admelog. This insulin is by far the worst I have ever used. It is extremely unpredictable. Right now I cannot get my blood sugar under 400 mg/dL no matter how much of this insulin I take. There are days when I am nonstop low. My endocrinologist knows that this insulin is garbage but my insurance will not switch me no matter what. I've complained to the FDA but it probably fell on deaf ears. I'm not even sure how this was even approved by the FDA considering that there are numerous complaints about it."
"My daughter was on Humalog and doing well with her levels. I went to the pharmacy to pick refill and without notice our insurance switched her to Admelog. She has been on it for 3 weeks. Her levels will not come under 300, ketones, nausea, headaches. Also NO ONE keeps the vials in stock for the pumps. Not CVS, Wal-greens, Wal-Mart etc. It has to be ordered DAYS ahead and thats IF they get it in. One of the above pharmacies was suppose to have it in in 2 days went to pick up and they said SORRY we are not sure when it will get her. We had NO insulin over the weekend. Now my daughter is sick. We never had issues with Humalog. THIS insulin is HORRIBLE. FIGHT IT!"
"I was switched to Admelog from Novolog last year and my A1C has gone from 6 to 9% and has stabilized to over 8% since. My endo knows it is due to Admelog not being a good insulin but his hands are tied. Unfortunately my insurance will not switch me back to Novolog no matter what. This is by far the worst insulin I have ever used and I have used Novolog, Humalog, and Fiasp. The last few months have been the worst as I absolutely cannot get my blood sugars under 200. I am terrified I am going to die of DKA because of this awful insulin. There needs to be a class action lawsuit against the makers of this horrid insulin and it needs to be take off the market and studied more."
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"Worst insulin I have ever taken. My dose of insulin has more than tripled since I started taking it. It has always made my blood sugars rise. I can eat nothing and take insulin to correct the high - it doesn't fall it raises more. I carb count correctly, use the correct dose and again my blood sugar rises. This "follow on" insulin is not like the more expensive insulins."
"Just switched over from Humalog to Admelog and right away felt sick after using as numbers went thru the roof. Type 1 diabetic for over 30 years and have used many insulins but this is the first time one was completely ineffective. Even when taking extra it will not lower. I am now suffering from headaches and am urinating constantly. I am worried because I read doctors cannot help and insurances will not make the change. I will also contact the FDA and plan to sue Sanofi-Aventis. They must know this isn't working"
"My insurance won't pay for Humalog anymore, switched to Admelog about 4 months ago. I have been a juvenile diabetic for 49 years. No problems at all with dosing or it not working BUT when the vial fell off counter it broke! I probably drop a vial once every 2 months on my kitchen floor. After 49 years I broke a vial? Oh great, my insurance will not pay for a new vial after 3 weeks and on labor day weekend. No, I'm not switching, I hate pens. I can take 1/2 unit at a time with a .30 syringe."
"So I know I literally just started using this insulin today, but I didn't make my blood sugars go up as the others here I've read reviews about how it doesn't work for some. I know I just started but I must say I was super scared and nervous when I was told I would have to use this insulin , due to the fact that my insurance didn't want to cover Novolog anymore, I couldn't sleep thinking about it last night , because I knew today was the day I would have to change my Insulin cartridge today , I'm currently on the tslimx2 and at first I didn't like it the pump of course but now I love it . It maybe It depends on each person perhaps that's the case"
"Admelog is the worst fast acting insulin ever! My doctor prescribed me Humalog but didn't put dispense as written so I got Admelog. My blood sugars shot up and stayed up in the 300 to over 400! I have an insulin pump and have been under 7 with my A1C for 20 years. My insurance wouldn't pay for Humalog for another three months. Admelog should not never be given to a type 1 or type 2 diabetic or they'll have more problems than just diabetes. Admelog is total CRAP! If I could give it a 0, I would! It doesn't deserve a 1 rating at all!"
"Like everyone else, was forced to switch from Humalog by my insurance to Admelog. But unlike most reviews I have read here, Admelog has worked good for me. If anything, it is MORE potent that humalog. Maybe the first batches were sub standard, who knows. But people shouldn't worry about switching to Admelog right now, it does what it's supposed to do perfectly."
"I have been in very tight control since 2018. My A1C has been 6.3- 7.1. As I am doing am doing my best to prevent further complications. I have tried Admelog for 3 weeks and it does not work. I have had ketones and out of range the majority of that time, I have no appetite and feel quite sick. If I could I would go buy Humalog out of pocket because no one should have to feel like this. Maybe it works for some but I am one of the many that it doesn’t work for. When it works or if it works it is within a minute of administration and I then crash before I finish my meal or it doesn’t work at all and I end up being very high. I pray that this doesn’t do any further damage to the vision that I almost lost and had 2 surgery’s 3 years to recover, as well as my kidney’s. I have had migraines and exhaustion from being out of range. Why was this every approved."
"I see from reviews, my Mom is not alone in this! My Mom has had type I Diabetes since she was 12 years old. She is now 70. She takes good care of herself and has always been vigilant about diet and keeping blood sugars controlled. She suddenly started having blood sugars in the 200-400 range frequently, for no reason, about 9 months ago. She has been running an average of 200, which is completely not normal for her. She was told by her doctor it was due to her age and how long she has had Diabetes. We no longer believe that. We went through her diaries (yes she keeps food and blood sugar diaries!) and realized--this trouble started when her doctor switched her to Admelog (Lispro) from Humalog. Insurance company won't cover the Humalog anymore. We have tried to tell the doctor this to no avail."
"My insurance changed and the new insurance doesn't cover Humalog, since I started, Admelog, my BS is very high also after a while it goes very low. I really need help, controlling. Humalog was very good for me."
"Admelog does not seem to work as fast on high sugars as Humalog. Why Pharmacare would pull their coverage of Humalog in favour of such an inferior insulin is criminal. Doctors assured me that they would work the same, but they absolutely do not! I've felt nauseous and crummy since I switched to Admelog, and I fear what my next A1C will be due to the switch."
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