Review: could Novolog cause Itching?


Itching is found among people who take Novolog, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Lantus, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 13,829 people who have side effects while taking Novolog from FDA and social media. Among them, 319 have Itching. Find out below who they are, when they have Itching and more.

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Novolog has active ingredients of insulin aspart recombinant. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Novolog 13,768 users)


Itching has been reported by people with fever, rashes, drug ineffective, malaise, fatigue (latest reports from 100,475 Itching patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

13,829 people reported to have side effects when taking Novolog.
Among them, 319 people (2.31%) have Itching

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Novolog cause Itching?

Time on Novolog when people have Itching *:

  • < 1 month: 25.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 16.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Itching when taking Novolog *:

  • female: 57.83 %
  • male: 42.17 %

Age of people who have Itching when taking Novolog *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.44 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 7.72 %
  • 40-49: 13.82 %
  • 50-59: 26.42 %
  • 60+: 49.59 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes Mellitus (60 people)
  • Hypertension (36 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (26 people)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (14 people)
  • Pain (13 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lantus (148 people)
  • Aspirin (64 people)
  • Lasix (54 people)
  • Niaspan (38 people)
  • Levemir (38 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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