• flyboy flyboy
    June 21, 2009
    what is the difference between humalog and novolog?
    flyboy flyboy
    June 21, 2009

    can a person who is taking humalog substitute with novolog useing the same instructions for taking the humalog?  inn other words if a perswon is on a trip and runs out of humalog can that person sustitute the novolog for a short period of time until the can get back to see their doctor or renew their prescription.

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  • frankenduf June 24, 2009
    frankenduf
    June 21, 2009

    absolutely, if you've taken them both before (inotherwords, you're not allergic to novolog)- functionally, they are equivalent- either way, it's best to check your postprandial anyway- good luck, and now that i think of it, why not just use the cheaper of the 2? :)

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    • tangusr
      June 25, 2009
      tangusr
      June 25, 2009

      depends, i take (3) doses of humalog daily and i'm on medicare. after reaching the donut portion of my insurance i've switched to (and could only afford) novolin. I've found that the novolin isn't as strong as the humalog and i have to use more the reach desired insulin numbers. but the price is still less for a month's treatment. my doctor wants me to use only humalog???

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    • Winnie
      October 01, 2010
      Winnie
      October 01, 2010

      Novolin and novolog are very different, so it is not surprising that Novolin worked differently.  Novolin is not substitutable for Humalog or Novolog.  Your prescriber can change it, but the dosage must be adjusted.

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    • MSB
      MSB
      June 23, 2012
      MSB
      MSB
      June 23, 2012

      Are you a doctor?  Only a healthcare professional can safely anwer this question.  So unless you have checked this out with your healthcare professional or you are a heathcare professional, I would not recommend substituting Humalog and Novalog insulin.

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    • frankenduf
      June 25, 2012
      frankenduf
      June 25, 2012

      i am a healthcare professional, and stand by my answer as safe and accurate- i do, however, agree that going to an endocrinologist will more likely result in a more rigorous discussion of the difference between nonvolog and humalog

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  • joel miot January 17, 2011
    joel miot
    June 21, 2009

    my insurance company will not pay for novolog any more. can I use humolog instead?

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