Does NovoLog interact with other medications or foods?

NovoLog (insulin aspart) interacts with foods or other medications as follows:
  • NovoLog helps reduce blood glucose levels that increase after eating. Food often increases glucose levels. To determine proper NovoLog dosage, your doctor will aim for a proper balance between the foods you eat, the effect these foods have on raising your glucose levels, and the effect NovoLog has on your blood sugar.
  • Any medication that directly or indirectly lowers blood sugar can interact with NovoLog. These include: ACE inhibitors, sulfonamide antibiotics, MAO inhibitors, salicylates, oral antidiabetic products, disopyramide, fibrates, fluoxetine, reserpine, pramlintide, and somatostatin analog.
  • Other medications that may reduce the effects of NovoLog include: albuterol, clonidine, guanethidine, and any kind of beta-blocker.
  • Many other medications can interact with NovoLog by affecting the metabolism of glucose in the body.
Be sure to discuss any and all medications you are taking with your doctor before beginning NovoLog.

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