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Levemir vs Novolog, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 59

This is personalized comparison of Levemir vs Novolog for a male aged 59. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Levemir (latest outcomes from 7,484 users) has active ingredients of insulin detemir. It is often used in diabetes.

Novolog (latest outcomes from 12,322 users) has active ingredients of insulin aspart recombinant. It is often used in diabetes.

On Aug, 13, 2014: 1,043 male patients aged 53 who take the same drugs are studied in Levemir vs Novolog

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Levemir insulin detemirNovo Nordisk
Novolog insulin aspart recombinantNovo Nordisk Inc

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 53 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Levemir (Novo Nordisk)Novolog (Novo Nordisk Inc)
Blood Glucose IncreasedBlood Glucose Increased
Blood Glucose DecreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Weight DecreasedVomiting
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Weight Decreased
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Blood Glucose Decreased
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Injection Site HypersensitivityHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)Asthenia (weakness)
Lip SwellingMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Levemir (Novo Nordisk)Novolog (Novo Nordisk Inc)
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
Blood Glucose Increased
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
Anti-insulin Antibody Positive
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
Cardiac Arrest

Drug effectiveness:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Levemir (insulin detemir) is often used to treat diabetes. Novolog (insulin aspart recombinant) is often used to treat diabetes. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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