Humalog vs Novolog Side Effects
Humalog and Novolg which are similar drugs are fast acting insulins and are made by different pharmaceutical companies. In 2006 Eli Lilly introduced Humalog while in 2001 Novo Nordisk introduced Novolog. Those wanting to take either medication should take a look at possible side effects when it comes to taking medications for diabetes. Talk to your doctor regarding these medications before you make a decision to take them.
If you are considering switching from Humalog to Novolog, you should take into consideration that a different dosage might be warranted. Again, this is something you can discuss with your doctor.
Low blood sugar is a common side effect of Humalog. Headache, nausea, hunger, confusion, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremors, trouble concentrating, confusion and severe cases, seizure can be side effects. To make sure you have something for low blood sugar always carry a piece of non-dietetic hard candy or glucose tablets with you.
Itching, swelling, redness or thickening of the skin on the injection site can be some of the more severe symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor.
Back pain, diarrhea, indigestion, itching, mild pain on the injection site, runny nose and weight gain can be some of the side effects experienced when taking Novolog. You should call your doctor if you end up with a rash, hives, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue as these are sever allergic reactions. Again, if you have any of the following severe allergic reactions, call your doctor: tingling in the arms, hands, legs or feet.
It is important to note that symptoms will differ from person to person. People react differently due to age, weight, body type and even ethnicity and sex. Men and women can react quite differently to the same drug. Also, not everyone will have any side effects while other may have mild to severe reactions.
You can never tell who will have side effects from medications or even the type and severity of symptoms. Figuring out the best dosage and drug for your particular need with your doctor will go a long way in eliminating the potential for side effects when taking medications.