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Side Effects of Insulin Aspart

Possible Side Effects With Insulin Aspart

While clinical studies for most medications compare the medicine to a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients), this is usually not possible for diabetes medications like insulin aspart. It would be unethical to give a placebo to people with diabetes, as it is essential to keep blood sugar under control. In insulin aspart studies, the drug was compared to regular human insulin, instead of a placebo. This comparison included side effects, where the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking insulin aspart were documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking regular human insulin.
 
Based on these studies, possible insulin aspart side effects include:
 
  • A skin reaction at the site of the injection
  • Skin thickening or pitting at the site of the injection
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • Low blood potassium (especially if insulin aspart is given by IV).
     

Final Thoughts on Insulin Aspart Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the insulin aspart side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand whether you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of insulin aspart, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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