NovoLog Mix 70/30 Side Effects
Skin thickening and skin pitting at the injection site are side effects that may occur with NovoLog Mix 70/30. Side effects of the medication are usually minor, but some side effects can be potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider. Seek medical attention immediately if you develop any serious side effects of NovoLog Mix 70/30, such as symptoms of low blood sugar or an allergic reaction.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with NovoLog® Mix 70/30 (insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, many people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with NovoLog Mix 70/30. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of NovoLog Mix 70/30 side effects with you.)
NovoLog Mix 70/30 has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking the drug were documented and compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking a different form of insulin, usually regular human insulin.
While studies for most medications compare the medication to a placebo (a "sugar pill" that does not contain any active ingredients), this is usually not possible for diabetes medications like NovoLog Mix 70/30. It would be unethical to give a placebo to people with diabetes, as it is essential to keep blood sugar under control. This is why NovoLog Mix 70/30 was compared to other insulins rather than to a placebo.
Based on these studies, possible side effects of all insulins (including NovoLog Mix 70/30) 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).