What is Fiasp Insulin Cartridge?
Fiasp Insulin is a rapid-acting insulin meant to manage glycemic control in adult and pediatric patients with diabetes. Fiasp Insulin Cartridge contains insulin aspart with additional L-arginine and niacinamide. Both arginine and niacinamide help to speed up the absorption of insulin. Fiasp Insulin is suitable as a lunchtime insulin since it begins to function more quickly than other types of insulin. Insulin aspart is man-made insulin, and it achieves higher peak insulin concentrations in less time and with a shorter duration of action compared to regular human insulin. Insulin aspart is sold under the brand name NovoLog and Fiasp Insulin and is used to treat Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
100 units of insulin aspart per mL (U-100) is available a clear and colorless solution in 3 mL single patient-use FIASP Insulin FlexTouch pen. Each pen has 3 mL of 100 units/mL Fiasp insulin solution for injection and is in a carton of 5 pens. Pen is also used with 3mL single-patient-use PenFill cartridges for use in a PenFill cartridge Device. Insulin also comes as Fiasp Insulin Vial is packaged as a 10 mL multiple-dose vial.
PreFill cartridges are available in a clear and colorless solution. The Fiasp cartridges are suitable for durable insulin delivery devices, such as NovoPen Echo. It allows for half-unit dosing. In addition, Penfill cartridges have a lower environmental impact compared to prefilled disposable insulin pens.
What is Fiasp Insulin used for?
This Pen cartridge contains Fiasp and can be used with a Pen cartridge device to provide mealtime insulin that diabetic patients who are on insulin therapy can use to reduce blood sugar increases after meals. Although Aspart is a comprehensive insulin therapy plan, it can be used with long-acting insulin. Fiasp must be taken 20 minutes or less before a meal, whichever comes first into the abdomen, upper arm, or thigh.
How does Fiasp Insulin work?
Fiasp is insulin aspart and contains vitamin B3 (niacinamide) in its formulation. Fiasp helps to speed up insulin absorption in your body to help maintain insulin levels. It enters the bloodstream quickly in approximately 2½ minutes. This way, you can take Fiasp at the start or 20 minutes after the beginning of a meal.
What is Fiasp Insulin Dosage?
Your doctor will individualize the dosage of FIASP Insulin based on the patient’s metabolic needs, blood glucose monitoring results, and glycemic control goals. When converting from another mealtime insulin to FIASP, the initial plan change can be done on a unit-to-unit basis.
Storing Fiasp Insulin
- Refrigerate the unopened Fiasp Cartridge, 36°F–46°F (2°C to 8°C)
- Discard the pen if the liquid is frozen.
- Do not store the Fiasp Insulin Cartridge in refrigerated condition after the first use
- Throw away the Fiasp Insulin Cartridge after 28 days of first use, even if enough remains in pen.
Fiasp Insulin Side Effects
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia): Some signs and symptoms include anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion, and headache.
- Low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia).
- Severe allergic reactions (whole-body reactions) – trouble breathing; a fast heartbeat; swelling of your face, tongue, or throat; sweating; extreme drowsiness; dizziness or confusion. Get help immediately.
- Heart failure. Taking certain diabetes pills called TZDs (thiazolidinediones) with Fiasp® may cause heart failure in some people.
Common Side Effects of Fiasp Insulin:
- skin problems such as eczema
- redness and swelling of your skin (dermatitis)
- reactions at the injection site, such as itching, rash, skin thickening, or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy),
- weight gain.
Remember that regular physical exercise is crucial to treating diabetes or managing prediabetes, along with your diet planning, weight management, and medications. Because your cells become more responsive to insulin while you are active, your blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, can be lowered more successfully. Take your medications regularly and follow up with your healthcare specialist.