NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 SIDE EFFECTS
- Generic Name: insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart (rdna origin)
- Brand Name: NovoLog Mix 70/30
Clinical Trial Experience
Clinical trials are conducted under widely varying designs, therefore, the adverse reaction rates reported in one clinical trial may not be easily compared to those rates reported in another clinical trial, and may not reflect the rates actually observed in clinical practice.
Hypoglycemia is the most commonly observed adverse reaction in patients using insulin, including NovoLog Mix 70/30. NovoLog Mix 70/30 should not be used during episodes of hypoglycemia.
- Insulin initiation and glucose control intensification
Intensification or rapid improvement in glucose control has been associated with transitory, reversible ophthalmologic refraction disorder, worsening of diabetic retinopathy, and acute painful peripheral neuropathy. However, long-term glycemic control decreases the risk of diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy.
Long-term use of insulin, including NovoLog Mix 70/30 (insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart (rdna origin)) , can cause lipodystrophy at the site of repeated insulin injections. Lipodystrophy includes lipohypertrophy (thickening of adipose tissue) and lipoatrophy (thinning of adipose tissue), and may affect insulin absorption. Rotate insulin injection sites within the same region to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy.
Weight gain can occur with some insulin therapies, including NovoLog Mix 70/30 (insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart (rdna origin)) , and has been attributed to the anabolic effects of insulin and the decrease in glycosuria.
- Peripheral Edema
Insulin may cause sodium retention and edema, particularly if previously poor metabolic control is improved by intensified insulin therapy.
- Frequencies of adverse drug reactions
The frequencies of adverse drug reactions during a clinical trial with NovoLog Mix 70/30 in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus are listed in the tables below. The trial was a three-month, open-label trial in patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who were treated twice daily (before breakfast and before supper) with NovoLog Mix 70/30 (insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart (rdna origin)) .
Table 1: Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events in Patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (Adverse events with frequency ≥ 5% are included.)
|Preferred Term||NovoLog Mix70/30
|Upper respiratory tract infection||3||5||1||2|
Table 2: Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events in Patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (Adverse events with frequency ≥ 5% are included.)
|Preferred Term||NovoLog Mix70/30 (N=85)||Novolin 70/30 (N=102)|
|Upper respiratory tract infection||10||12||6||6|
Additional adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of NovoLog Mix 70/30 (insulin aspart protamine and insulin aspart (rdna origin)) . Because these adverse reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is generally not possible to reliably estimate their frequency. They include medication errors in which other insulins have been accidentally substituted for NovoLog Mix 70/30.
SRC: NLM .