NovoLog® makes analog insulin accessible1

NovoLog® exclusivea on Humana Part D and Commercial for 2017!

aExcept other rapid-acting insulins may be on the nonpreferred brand tier on plans with an open formulary.

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

bFormulary data are provided by Fingertip Formulary® and are current as of January 2017. 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. ⓒ 2017 Fingertip Formulary. All rights reserved.

cManaged 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.


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

chart showing one box of NovoLog® FlexPen® provides 50% more insulin than other with same co pay ones

Related Information


Co-Pay Calculator

Help your patients calculate their individual co-pay in a few short steps with this convenient tool.

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Prescription Savings

Help your patients save with the Novo Nordisk Instant Savings Card.

 

Formulary Coverage

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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. Patients using NovoLog® vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens. 
  • Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased.

NovoLog® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL Indications and Usage

NovoLog® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL 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. Patients using NovoLog® vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens. 
  • Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased. 
  • 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. 
  • To avoid medication errors and accidental mix-ups between NovoLog® and other insulin products, instruct patients to always check the insulin label before injection. 
  • Severe, life-threatening, generalized allergy, including anaphylaxis, may occur with insulin products, including NovoLog®
  • As with all insulins, NovoLog® use can lead to life-threatening hypokalemia, which then may cause respiratory paralysis, ventricular arrhythmia, and death.  Monitor potassium levels in patients at risk for hypokalemia and treat if indicated.
  • 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. 
  • Malfunction of the insulin pump or insulin infusion set or insulin degradation can rapidly lead to hyperglycemia and ketoacidosis. Patients using insulin infusion pump therapy must be trained to administer insulin by injection and have alternate insulin therapy available in case of pump failure. 

NovoLog® continuous subcutaneous infusion route (insulin pump): Do not mix NovoLog® with any other insulin or diluent. 

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. 
  • Like all insulins, NovoLog® requirements may be reduced in patients with renal impairment or hepatic impairment. These patients may require more frequent blood glucose monitoring and dose adjustments. 

Please click here for Prescribing Information.

 

References

  1. Fingertip Formulary: September 2014.
  2. Fingertip Formulary: January 2017.
  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.