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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

A follow-on brand is also known as an authorized generic.

An authorized generic (follow-on brand) is identical to the brand-name product, without the brand name on the labeling.

The follow-on brands may be a more affordable option depending on a person's benefit design and formulary coverage. The out-of-pocket costs for the follow-on brands may apply toward a person's insurance deductible, which may be beneficial to those with high-deductible health plans.

Insulin Aspart Injection list prices:

10-mL vial/1000 units:

$144.68


5x3-mL PenFill® (box of 5 pens)/1500 units:

$268.73


5x3-mL FlexPen® (box of 5 pens)/1500 units:

$279.41

Insulin Aspart and Insulin Aspart Protamine and Insulin Aspart Injectable Suspension (Insulin Aspart Mix) list prices:

10-mL vial/1000 units:

$150.06


5x3-mL FlexPen® (box of 5 pens)/1500 units:

$279.41

List price is the original price set for a medication by a manufacturer before any discounts or rebates are applied. The amount a person pays for their prescription will vary depending on their benefit design and formulary coverage. Even those with insurance may be exposed to paying list price before they meet their deductible, especially those in high-deductible health plans; in addition, some benefit designs may require a person to pay a percentage of list price through coinsurance.

The insulin products are stocked at wholesalers across the country and available from any pharmacy. Anyone with a prescription for the product can order it through their pharmacist and it should arrive in 1 to 3 days.

Insulin Aspart Selected Important Safety Information

Do not share your insulin aspart FlexPen®, insulin aspart FlexTouch®, PenFill® cartridge or PenFill® cartridge compatible insulin delivery device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not take insulin aspart?

Do not take insulin aspart if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
How should I take insulin aspart?
  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • Insulin aspart is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
  • Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each injection to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy (pits in skin or thickened skin) and localized cutaneous amyloidosis (skin with lumps) at the injection sites.
    • Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.
    • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
    • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.

Indications and Usage

What is insulin aspart injection?

  • Insulin aspart is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

Insulin Aspart Important Safety Information

Do not share your insulin aspart FlexPen®, insulin aspart FlexTouch®, PenFill® cartridge or PenFill® cartridge compatible insulin delivery device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not take insulin aspart?

Do not take insulin aspart if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking insulin aspart, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are:

  • pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar.

How should I take insulin aspart?
  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • Insulin aspart is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
  • Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each injection to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy (pits in skin or thickened skin) and localized cutaneous amyloidosis (skin with lumps) at the injection sites.
    • Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.
    • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
    • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.
What should I avoid while taking insulin aspart?
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how insulin aspart affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.
What are the possible side effects of insulin aspart?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:
Low blood sugar.
Some signs and symptoms include:

  • anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache.

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

  • weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet or level of physical activity.

Other common side effects may include:

  • low potassium in your blood, injection site reactions, itching, rash, serious whole body allergic reactions, skin thickening or pits at the injection site, weight gain, and swelling of your hands and feet and if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure.

Get emergency medical help if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.

Insulin Aspart Protamine and Insulin Aspart Injectable Suspension Selected Important Safety Information

Do not share your insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart FlexPen® with other people, even if the needle has been changed. Do not share needles or syringes with another person. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not use insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart?

  • Do not use insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are:

  • pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar.

How should I take insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • Insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart starts acting fast. If you have type 1 diabetes, inject within 15 minutes before you eat a meal. If you have type 2 diabetes, inject within 15 minutes before or after starting your meal.
  • Do not mix insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart with other insulin products or use in an insulin pump.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not reuse or share your needles or syringes with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
  • Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each injection to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy (pits in skin or thickened skin) and localized cutaneous amyloidosis (skin with lumps) at the injection sites.
    • Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.
    • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
    • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.

Indications and Usage

What is insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart injectable suspension?

  • insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.
  • It is not known if insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart is safe or effective in children.

Insulin Aspart Protamine and Insulin Aspart Injectable Suspension Important Safety Information

Do not share your insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart FlexPen® with other people, even if the needle has been changed. Do not share needles or syringes with another person. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.

Who should not use insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart?

  • Do not use insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are:

  • pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar.

How should I take insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • Insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart starts acting fast. If you have type 1 diabetes, inject within 15 minutes before you eat a meal. If you have type 2 diabetes, inject within 15 minutes before or after starting your meal.
  • Do not mix insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart with other insulin products or use in an insulin pump.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not reuse or share your needles or syringes with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them.
  • Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each injection to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy (pits in skin or thickened skin) and localized cutaneous amyloidosis (skin with lumps) at the injection sites.
    • Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.
    • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
    • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.

What should I avoid while taking insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.

What are the possible side effects of insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:
Low blood sugar. Some signs and symptoms include:

  • anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache.

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

  • weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet or level of physical activity.

Other common side effects may include:

  • low potassium in your blood, injection site reactions, itching, rash, serious whole body allergic reactions, skin thickening or pits at the injection site, weight gain, and swelling of your hands and feet and if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs), possible heart failure.

Get emergency medical help if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.