NovoLog Vials (NovoRapid in Canada) by Novo Nordisk is an insulin used to treat diabetes in adults, adolescents, and children of 1 year and above. Its active ingredient is insulin aspart which is a rapid-acting insulin.
The insulin solution NovoLog (NovoRapid) is injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Injections are most commonly given into the abdomen, thigh, upper arm, or buttock. Diabetes educators and doctors can give you guidance on how to properly administer insulin.
Vials of NovoLog are typically taken before meals, but can also be taken after meals. A combined long-acting or intermediate insulin and NovoLog is often used to treat Type 2 diabetes. To determine the correct dosage for a patient, glucose levels should be tested regularly. Doctors may prescribe other insulin to your diabetes management schedule, including Lantus and Tresiba.
The dosage amount is commonly based on body weight, usually between 0.5 – 1.0 units per kg body weight per day. When taken with meals, 50-70% of the insulin requirement may be a combination of 50-70% of the NovoRapid insulin and the remainder with long-acting or intermediate insulin.
A pump system can be used with NovoLog Insulin to provide continuous insulin infusion under the skin (subcutaneously) or into a vein (intravenously) by a doctor or nurse.
NovoLog (NovoRapid) products are also available in KwikPens and cartridges.