NovoLog, known as NovoRapid in Canada, contains insulin aspart, which is a fast-acting mealtime insulin. Insulin aspart is a man-made insulin that is similar to naturally occurring human insulin. Only a single amino acid has been modified, compared to the structure of human insulin (which consists of 51 amino acids in total).
What is NovoRapid® used for?
The treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus who require insulin for the control of hyperglycemia.
How does NovoRapid® work?
NovoRapid® is an insulin analogue used to treat diabetes.
NovoRapid® will start to lower your blood sugar 10-20 minutes after you take it, it has a maximum effect between 1 and 3 hours and the effects last for 3-5 hours. Due to this short action NovoRapid® should normally be taken in combination with intermediate-acting or long-acting insulin preparations.
What are the ingredients in NovoRapid®?
Medicinal ingredients: The active ingredient in NovoRapid® is insulin aspart.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Glycerol; phenol; metacresol; zinc chloride; sodium chloride; disodium phosphate dihydrate; sodium hydroxide; hydrochloric acid and water for injection
All above information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to determine if it is safe and effective for you.