Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml is a combination of two medicines used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is a fast-acting type of insulin that helps to lower blood sugar levels after meals and reduce the chances of developing serious complications of diabetes.
Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml is normally prescribed along with a long-acting type of insulin or other diabetes medicines. Your doctor or nurse will teach you the correct way of injecting it under the skin. It should be taken 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal. Check your blood sugar levels regularly, keep track of your results and share them with your doctor. This is very important to work out the correct dose of the medicine for you.
Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart problems before starting treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor as the dose may need to be changed. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. It is only part of a treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.
Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver or heart problems before starting treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor as the dose may need to be changed.
BENEFITS OF NOVOMIX SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION
Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml contains Insulin Aspart Protamine, that has a prolonged duration of action as well as Insulin Aspart, that has a fast onset of action. Together, they ensure rapid and consistent sugar control that helps control blood sugar levels for an entire day. It is given as an injection and your doctor or nurse will train you on the correct way to inject it. Managing blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.
HOW TO USE NOVOMIX SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
HOW NOVOMIX SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION WORKS
Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml is a combination of two insulin preparations: Insulin aspart and insulin aspart protamine. Insulin aspart has a fast onset of action while insulin aspart protamine has a prolonged duration of action. Together, they ensure rapid and consistent sugar control by facilitating reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells, and suppressing the production of sugar in the liver.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE NOVOMIX SUSPENSION FOR INJECTION?
If you have missed a dose of Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml, your blood sugar level may become too high (hyperglycemia). Check your blood sugar and then take the next dose accordingly.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Novomix
- Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
Q. How long will Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml take to act?
Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml starts working within 10 to 20 minutes after you take it and shows maximum effect between 1 to 4 hours after taking. Effect of Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml remains up to 24 hours.
Q. Which is the best area to inject Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml?
Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml is to be injected under the skin (subcutaneously). The best areas to give Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml are on your stomach, upper thigh, upper arm or buttocks.
Q. What are the symptoms of high blood sugar?
Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, stomach pain, fruity breath odor, very dry mouth, and rapid heartbeat.
Q. How to take Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml?
Take Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml just before a meal. Eat your food within 10 mins after using Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml to avoid low blood sugar. Talk to your doctor if you are still not sure when to take Novomix 30 Flexpen 100IU/ml.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.