If you’re looking at treatment options for diabetes, you may want to learn more about insulin aspart. This includes information about cost.
Insulin aspart is a prescription drug that acts quickly to lower blood sugar levels. It’s used to manage blood sugar in adults and some children with diabetes.
Insulin aspart belongs to a group of drugs called insulin. It’s a
This drug is available as a solution that you’ll inject under your skin. It comes in different forms:
- multidose vial, for use with a syringe
- two types of injection pens, called PenFill and FlexPen
Insulin aspart is the active ingredient in the brand-name drugs Fiasp and NovoLog. But Fiasp contains other ingredients that make it work faster than NovoLog.
Keep reading for details on insulin aspart and cost, and how to save money on prescriptions.
Note: For more details on insulin aspart, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
The price you pay for insulin aspart can vary. Your cost may depend on your treatment plan, your insurance coverage, and the pharmacy you use.
You may also need to buy needles, depending on what injection device you’re using, or syringes.
To find out how much you’ll pay for insulin aspart, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Insulin aspart is a biologic drug, which is a drug made from parts of living organisms. It isn’t available in a biosimilar form. (Biosimilars are like generic drugs. But unlike generics, which are made for nonbiologic drugs, biosimilars are made for biologic drugs.)
Insulin aspart is the active ingredient in the brand-name drugs NovoLog and Fiasp. Manufacturer Novo Nordisk currently offers insulin aspart as a lower-cost alternative to NovoLog.
Besides insulin aspart, Fiasp contains other ingredients that make it work faster than NovoLog. This means it can’t be used interchangeably with NovoLog or insulin aspart.
To find out how the costs of Fiasp, NovoLog, and insulin aspart compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If your doctor has prescribed insulin aspart and you’re interested in using NovoLog instead, talk with your doctor. They may have a preference for one version or the other. In addition, you’ll need to check with your insurance provider. This is because it may only cover one drug or the other.
If you take insulin aspart long term, you may be able to lower your costs in the following ways:
- Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. You may be able to get a 90-day supply of insulin aspart if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of insulin aspart. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of this drug, talk with your doctor or insurance provider.
- Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication. Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for insulin aspart. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug through mail order. If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need help covering the cost of insulin aspart or understanding your insurance, check out these websites:
On these sites, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.
If you have questions about how you can pay for insulin aspart, you may also want to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you still have questions about the cost of insulin aspart, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for insulin aspart.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- Can I take insulin aspart once a day instead of three times a day to lower my drug costs?
- Will my insurance provider cover the cost of syringes and needles?
- My doctor increased my dose of insulin aspart. How will this affect the cost?
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