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Levemir vs Novolog for a male patient aged 60

Summary: 1,044 male patients aged 60 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Levemir vs Novolog for a male aged 60. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Levemir (latest outcomes from 7,490 users) has active ingredients of insulin detemir. It is often used in diabetes.

Novolog (latest outcomes from 12,331 users) has active ingredients of insulin aspart recombinant. It is often used in type 1 diabetes.

On Feb, 10, 2015: 1,044 male patients aged 53 who take the same drugs are studied in Levemir vs Novolog

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male53diabitis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Blood Glucose DecreasedVomiting
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Weight Decreased
Weight DecreasedBlood Glucose Decreased
DizzinessDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Dizziness
Urinary Tract InfectionAsthenia (weakness)
Injection Site HypersensitivityHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Nerve InjuryMyocardial 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)
Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Blood Glucose Increased
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
Cardiac Arrest
Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)
Anti-insulin Antibody Positive
Sudden Death

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Levemir0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%
Novolog0.00%38.46%23.08%30.77%7.69%

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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 type 1 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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