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What should I know about NovoLog before taking it?

You should know that NovoLog (insulin aspart) acts quickly to lower blood sugar, so it should be administered within minutes before you will eat to avoid extremely low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. You should also know that if you inject NovoLog from a syringe, you can mix the solution with other insulin, but if you use a NovoLog pump, it should not be diluted or mixed with any other insulin. If you have liver or kidney disease your doctor may need to decrease your dose of Novolog. If you have certain allergies, you may not be able to take NovoLog, or your doctor may need to monitor you carefully while you are using it.

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