Generic: insulin aspart
This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood
What is this medicine?INSULIN ASPART (IN su lin AS part) is a human- made form of insulin. This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It is a fast acting insulin that starts working faster than regular insulin. It will not work as long as regular insulin.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?This medicine is for injection under the skin. Use exactly as directed. It is important to follow the directions given to you by your health care professional or doctor. You should start your meal within 5 to 10 minutes after injection. You will be taught how to use this medicine and how to adjust doses for activities and illness. Do not use more insulin than prescribed. Do not use more or less often than prescribed.
Always check the appearance of your insulin before using it. This medicine should be clear and colorless like water. Do not use if it is cloudy, thickened, colored, or has solid particles in it.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
What if I miss a dose?It is important not to miss a dose. Your health care professional or doctor should discuss a plan for missed doses with you. If you do miss a dose, follow their plan. Do not take double doses.