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Review: Novolog and Humalog Kwikpen

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Novolog and Humalog Kwikpen. It is created by eHealthMe based on 760 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 1, 2014: 760 people who reported to have interactions when taking Novolog, Humalog Kwikpen are studied

Trend of Novolog, Humalog Kwikpen's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (5483926)

Drug combinations in study:
- Novolog (insulin aspart recombinant)
- Humalog Kwikpen (insulin lispro recombinant)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Novolog, Humalog Kwikpen:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Blood Glucose Increased490
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)357
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)288
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)232
Blood Glucose Decreased196
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control182

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Novolog, Humalog Kwikpen:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Hypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)48
Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)48
Anti-insulin Antibody Positive24
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control22
Blood Glucose Increased20
Anti-insulin Antibody Increased18
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)14
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)14
Product Quality Issue10

How effective are the drugs:


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  3. Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  4. Hypertension
  5. Pain

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lantus
  2. Aspirin
  3. Humulin r
  4. Seroquel
  5. Humulin n

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Novolog (insulin aspart recombinant) is often used to treat diabetes. Humalog Kwikpen (insulin lispro recombinant) is often used to treat type 1 diabetes mellitus . 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.

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

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