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Insulin / NovoLog (NovoRapid)

NovoLog (NovoRapid)

NovoLog (NovoRapid) Vial

(Insulin Aspart)

100u/mL – 1 vial

$370 (save 79%)

NovoLog (NovoRapid) Penfill Cartridge

(Insulin Aspart)

100u/mL – 5 cartridges

$650 (save 80%)

NovoLog FlexPen (NovoRapid FlexTouch)

(Insulin Aspart)

100u/mL – 5 pens

$650 (save 80%)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Novolog?

NovoLog is a rapid-acting insulin that helps to control high blood sugar when taken in conjunction with long-acting insulin. It’s approved for use in adults and children with Diabetes (2 years and older). It can be administered using a syringe and vial, injectable pen, or insulin infusion pump.

Is There a Difference Between Novolog and NovoRapid?

NovoLog and NovoRapid are both names for Novo Nordisk’s fast-acting insulin aspart, with NovoLog used in the United States and NovoRapid used outside of the United States.

How long does NovoLog take to begin working?

NovoLog takes about 15 minutes to begin acting. It should be taken 5 to 10 minutes before eating a meal.

How long does NovoLog last in the body?

NovoLog peaks after about 1 hour but lasts in the body for between 2 and 4 hours total.

Can NovoLog be used in an insulin pump?

Yes. NovoLog can be used in a subcutaneous infusion insulin pump.

Is NovoLog safe to use during pregnancy?

Yes. NovoLog is generally considered safe for pregnant women with Type 1 Diabetes. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to become pregnant, discuss your medication options with your doctor.

What should I do if I miss a dose of NovoLog?

If you miss a dose of NovoLog before eating, you can still take it during your meal. If you’ve already finished eating, check your blood sugar to determine if you need a dose. If you are uncertain whether or not a dose is warranted, don’t hesitate to reach out to your doctor or healthcare provider.

About the Author

Ida Edlweiss Gumpal is a licensed Pharmacist and medical writer. She took her internships at Mercury Drug Corporation, Inc., a Hospital internship at De Vera Medical Center, Inc., and a Manufacturing internship at Philmed Laboratories, Inc. She has plans on attending medical school with the goal of specializing in Neurosurgery or Cardiothoracic surgery.