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Novolog And Pregnancy

It is generally considered safe for pregnant women to use NovoLog (insulin aspart). Pregnancy problems are not likely to occur as a result of taking this drug, as preliminary studies suggest that the medication is as safe as regular human insulin. If you are using NovoLog and pregnancy occurs, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any potential risks. Using NovoLog During Pregnancy: An Overview NovoLog ( insulin aspart ) is a prescription diabetes medication used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes . It is a rapid-acting form of insulin , usually used to control blood sugar after meals. Animal studies suggest that NovoLog is safe for use in pregnant women. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category B is given to medicines that have not been adequately studied in pregnant humans but do not appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Animal studies suggest that NovoLog is safe for use during pregnancy. However, the drug has not been adequately studied in pregnant women, although some preliminary studies have been cond Continue reading >>

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  1. nisthana

    Hi,
    I stumbled upon this board searching for my answer about Metformin 500mg. I was on 3 mets (morning, noon, night), + 4 glyburide (5mg each) per day and my sugar levels were contained. Then I had my labs done and my doc found out that my ALT levels, which measures damage to the liver, had shot up to 111. Normally it should be < 34. My doctor asked me to stop Metformin immediately and I have a liver untrasound scheduled next week to look at the damage if any. Now i am on Glyburide (20mg total) alone and its not helping my sugar levels. My fasting remains at 200+. Just wanted to make you aware of Metformin's liver effects and to seek advice if any.

  2. 4519

    It does happen - sorry to hear that it actually does happen these days. Metformin does have a pretty good record - you have reason to doubt that though.
    With fasting numbers at 200+ why have you not considered insulin? Insulin is as natural as you can get. Yes, there are hazards there also. Just look around and you will see how people handle them - and pretty well too. I am not on insulin but if it is a question between insulin and medications I would pick insulin. Of course, with a type 2 it is more a case of insulin and medications.

  3. DonnieD

    Hi nisthana,
    I give you and your doctor credit for doing the lab work .... some doctors aren't so rigorous to follow-up. More and more prescription drugs can adversly affect liver and muscle enzymes (I'm on Lipitor Gemfibrozil, and Lamisol) and routine and periodic bloodwork is a MUST. The benefits of these drugs far outweigh the risks, which as you have witnessed, need to be closely monitored.

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Novolog (insulin Aspart) Dosing, Indications, Interactions, Adverse Effects, And More

100units/mL (3mL NovoLog FlexPen, FlexTouch, or Fiasp FlexTouch) Improvement of glycemic control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus May administer 0.2-0.6 unit/kg/day in divided doses; conservative doses of 0.2-0.4 unit/kg/day often recommended to reduce risk of hypoglycemia Total maintenance daily insulin requirement may vary; it is usually between 0.5 and 1 unit/kg/day; nonobese may require 0.4-0.6 unit/kg/day; obese may require 0.6-1.2 units/kg/day Diabetes inadequately controlled by diet, weight reduction, exercise, or oral medication 10 units/day SC (or 0.1-0.2 units/kg/day) in evening or divided q12hr of an intermediate (eg, NPH) or long-acting insulin at bedtime recommended; conversely, regular insulin or rapid-acting insulin (aspart insulin) before meals also recommended When used in a meal-related SC injection treatment regimen, 50-75% of total insulin requirements may be provided by an intermediate-acting or long-acting insulin; the remainder is divided and provided before or at mealtimes as a rapid-acting insulin, such as insulin aspart Because of insulin asparts comparatively rapid onset and short duration of glucose-lowering activity, some patients may requ Continue reading >>

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  1. Alby1977

    Metformin and loss of appetite

    Hello all,,, can anyone tell me if they have had a loss of appetite with this medication, and does it make u feel bloated?

  2. furball64801

    It never made me feel bloated but were all different give it time some have stomach issues with it. The idea is to help people not eat as much, weight loss helps many improve there bs numbers. How long have you been on it, I know for many it gets better.

  3. Nicoletti

    If you're having stomach/GI distress or bloating, it could be from the metformin; call your doc and ask for an Rx for the extended-release metformin. It stops that stuff for most people, and there's no need for you to be miserable or uncomfortable while taking it.
    The decrease in appetite I consider a wonderful side-effect!

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Insulin Aspart Use During Pregnancy | Drugs.com

Pregnancies complicated by hyperglycemia pose an increased risk of birth defects, pregnancy loss, or other adverse events. The estimated background risk of major birth defects in women with pre-gestational diabetes and a HbA1c less than 7% is 6% to 10% compared with 20% to 25% in women with a HbA1c greater than 10%. Compared to human insulin, insulin aspart has not been shown to have different adverse effects or effect the health of the fetus differently. Patients with diabetes or a history of gestational diabetes should maintain good metabolic control before conception and during pregnancy. During pregnancy, insulin requirements may decrease during the first trimester; increase during the second and third trimesters, and rapidly decline after delivery. AU TGA pregnancy category A: Drugs which have been taken by a large number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age without any proven increase in the frequency of malformations or other direct or indirect harmful effects on the fetus having been observed.US FDA pregnancy category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant wo Continue reading >>

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  1. barbara26695

    I am scared now any advice please

    Just been told by the doctor my sugar level is 9.5 and i have to have a fasting test in 2 weeks does this mean i have type 2 diabetis and will i have to go on medication The last blood test that showed this was not a fasting test so i am not sure about anything I am almost 70 years old but noticed i have lost a lot of weight and my hair is going thin any advice would be grateful thanks

  2. blodwyn

    Hello Barbara.
    Do you have any other symptoms indicative of diabetes such as terrible thirst,frequent and copious urination,plus rapid weight loss,blurry eyesight,increasing fatigue etc.
    Do you know anyone with a glucose monitor?
    Some people can get their levels under control with diet,others need diet and medication.
    In the meantime you could cut out sugar in drinks,especially fruit juices and cut down on the carbohydrates.
    Hope this helps
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  3. blodwyn

    Thanls for the reply I dont have a thirst nor do i urinate more thn usual Maybe i should buy a glucose monitor

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