NovoLog Mix 70/30 Warnings and Precautions
If you have kidney disease, liver disease, or any allergies, consult your healthcare provider before using NovoLog Mix 70/30. Warnings and precautions for the medication also include avoiding the drug if you are allergic to any components of NovoLog Mix 70/30 and looking out for potential drug interactions. You should also learn the signs for low blood sugar, as it is a possible side effect.
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking NovoLog® Mix 70/30 (insulin aspart protamine/insulin aspart) if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking NovoLog Mix 70/30 include the following:
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is the most common (and usually most serious) side effect of insulin medications, including NovoLog Mix 70/30. Make sure you and those around you know how to identify the warning signs for low blood sugar and how to respond. You must test your blood sugar levels regularly while taking NovoLog Mix 70/30 or any other insulin. Low blood sugar levels can be a life-threatening problem.
- NovoLog Mix 70/30 starts working quickly. Once you inject a dose of NovoLog Mix 70/30, you must start eating a meal or snack within 15 minutes, in order to avoid dangerously low blood sugar.
- NovoLog Mix 70/30 cannot be used in pumps, injected into a muscle, or used in an IV. Also, do not mix NovoLog Mix 70/30 together with any other type of insulin in the same syringe.
- Liver and kidney problems may affect your NovoLog Mix 70/30 dosage. Also, changes in diet or exercise, illness, or stress may affect your blood sugar levels in such a way that your dosage needs to be adjusted.
- Make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to inject NovoLog Mix 70/30, how to store the drug, and how to dispose of your used needles.
- This diabetes medication can potentially interact with several other medications (see NovoLog Mix 70/30 Drug Interactions).
- NovoLog Mix 70/30 is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not known (see NovoLog Mix 70/30 and Pregnancy).
- It is not known whether NovoLog Mix 70/30 passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see NovoLog Mix 70/30 and Breastfeeding).