NovoLog® makes analog insulin accessible1

Broad formulary coverage to help reach more lives2,a,b

 

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Comparable coverage with regular human insulinc

NovoLog® formulary status at top Commercial health care and Medicare Part D plans is comparable to regular human insulin.c

a Formulary data are provided by Fingertip Formulary® and are current as of January 2015. Because formularies do change and many health plans offer more than one formulary, please check directly with the health plan to confirm coverage for individual patients. ⓒ 2015 Fingertip Formulary. All rights reserved.

b Managed care plans only. Does not include Medicaid and Medicare Part D. Intended as a guide. Lower acquisition costs alone do not necessarily reflect a cost advantage in the outcome of the condition treated because there are other variables that affect relative costs. Formulary status is subject to change. Multiple products within the same therapeutic class may be considered preferred and on the same tier.

c Regular human insulin is not a generic. No generic insulins are available in the United States.

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More units. Same co-pay

One box of NovoLog® FlexPen® provides 50% more insulin than a vial for the same co-pay on most Commercial health care and Medicare Part D plans

9 out of 10 physicians say it is important to minimize patients’ out-of-pocket costs when prescribing3

 

Formulary Coverage

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Related Prescribing Topics:

Selected Important Safety Information

Contraindications

  • NovoLog® is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to NovoLog® or one of its excipients.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Never Share a NovoLog® FlexPen, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® Cartridge, or PenFill® Cartridge Device Between Patients, even if the needle is changed. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens.
  • Administration: NovoLog® should generally be given immediately (within 5-10 minutes) prior to the start of a meal. Any change of insulin dose should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision. Changing from one insulin product to another or changing the insulin strength may result in the need for a change in dosage. As with all insulin preparations, the time course of action of NovoLog® may vary in different individuals or at different times in the same individual and is dependent on many conditions, including injection site, local blood supply, temperature, and level of physical activity. NovoLog® should be used with a longer-acting insulin.

NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) Indications and Usage

  • NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) is an insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

Important Safety Information

Contraindications

  • NovoLog® is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to NovoLog® or one of its excipients.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Never Share a NovoLog® FlexPen, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® Cartridge, or PenFill® Cartridge Device Between Patients, even if the needle is changed. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens.
  • Administration: NovoLog® should generally be given immediately (within 5-10 minutes) prior to the start of a meal. Any change of insulin dose should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision. Changing from one insulin product to another or changing the insulin strength may result in the need for a change in dosage. As with all insulin preparations, the time course of action of NovoLog® may vary in different individuals or at different times in the same individual and is dependent on many conditions, including injection site, local blood supply, temperature, and level of physical activity. NovoLog® should be used with a longer-acting insulin.
  • Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia is the most common adverse effect of insulin therapy. The timing of hypoglycemia may reflect the time-action profile of the insulin formulation. Glucose monitoring is recommended for all patients with diabetes and is particularly important for patients using external pump infusion therapy. Any change of insulin dose should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision.
  • Hypokalemia: Insulin, particularly when given intravenously or in settings of poor glycemic control, can cause hypokalemia. Use caution in patients predisposed to hypokalemia.
  • Renal and Hepatic Impairment: Like all insulins, NovoLog® requirements may be reduced in patients with renal impairment or hepatic impairment.
  • Hypersensitivity and Allergic Reactions: Severe, life-threatening, generalized allergy, including anaphylaxis, may occur with insulin products, including NovoLog®
  • Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion by External Pump: When used in an external subcutaneous insulin infusion pump, NovoLog® should not be mixed with any other insulin or diluent.
  • Fluid retention and heart failure with concomitant use of PPAR-gamma agonists: Fluid retention and heart failure can occur with concomitant use of thiazolidinediones (TZDs), which are PPAR-gamma agonists, and insulin, including NovoLog®. Patients should be observed for signs and symptoms of heart failure. If heart failure occurs, dosage reduction or discontinuation of the TZD must be considered.

Adverse Reactions

  • Adverse reactions observed with NovoLog® include hypoglycemia, allergic reactions, local injection site reactions, lipodystrophy, rash, and pruritus.

Use in Specific Populations

  • NovoLog® has not been studied in children with type 2 diabetes or in children with type 1 diabetes who are younger than 2 years of age.
  • The background risk of birth defects, pregnancy loss, or other adverse events that exists for all pregnancies is increased in pregnancies complicated by hyperglycemia.

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References

  1. Fingertip Formulary: [September 2014].
  2. Fingertip Formulary: [January 2015].
  3. Shrank WH, Joseph GJ, Choudhry NK, et al. Physicians’ perceptions of relevant prescription drug costs: do costs to the individual patient or to the population matter most? Am J Manag Care. 2006;12(9):545-551.