FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: NOVOLOG, NOVOLOG FLEXPEN, NOVOLOG FLEXTOUCH, NOVOLOG INNOLET, NOVOLOG PENFILL

User Comments:


For Diabetes, Type 1 “Hello,Novolog has worked for me so far. It does increase my appetite though. I got a sample from my doctor’s office to begin. I then went to the pharmacy to fill my prescription and found that it costs over $500.00. I did find a discount RX card on Novonordisk┬┤s website, but it states that you, “may pay as little as $25.00.” I read the fine print and it states, “reimbursement $100 per prescription.” Has anyone here ever used it? I had to find a card so I could afford my Lantus as well. I would just like to know what to expect. If it’s $25.00 or only up to $100 per rx of what they cover. I’m newly diagnosed, and I would appreciate any help.”

Agatefairy (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 11, 2018


For Diabetes, Type 1 “The medicine works fine, but it is in the absolute worst delivery system ever. I can’t imagine an elderly person or someone with arthritis trying to use this pen.”

GlenA. February 6, 2017


For Diabetes, Type 2 “Novolog pen does not glide well when giving yourself a shot. The medication worked well for me with minimal side affects. I have been on it for 2 yrs, but my coupon has expired & I cannot afford it now.”

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 17, 2016


For Diabetes, Type 1 “I was put on Novolog when I was diagnosed with Type 1 and have loved it ever since. I’ve never had any negative side effects and when coupled with the Omnipod it is phenomenal for me.It is important to note however that every person’s body is different. My doctor recently had me try Humalog to which I had multiple negative side effects. This does not mean one is better than the other, just that for my own body the Novolog happens to be what it accepts and works with best. You should always tell your doctor how ANY medication makes you feel if you experience negative side effects. For me, the Novolog is a gods send and I love it :)”

Maerlias (taken for 10 years or more) June 18, 2015


For Diabetes, Type 2 “Have used Novolog for 9-10 years. I has reasonably helped with controlling my glucose but has caused considerable weight gain. My units are determined by the carbohydrate count per meal – that has been adjusted from a ratio of 10 to a ratio of 7 per unit. A new endocrinologist has suggested Januvia but the side effects sound horrendous. The other 5 oral medications I’ve tried over a period of years did nothing positive and actually caused too many gastrointestinal problems. Will decide in 3 months, at next appointment.”

5DoxMom (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 29, 2015


For Diabetes, Type 2 “Good for lowering blood sugar and quick but the side effects were bad, it caused severe itching and a bad rash running down both of the inside of my legs. Heading in to get it changed to something new.”

Dia 2 (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 7, 2014

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