Fiasp 100IU/ml Penfill

Fiasp 100IU/ml Penfill

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FIASP 100IU PENFILL contains Insulin Aspart which belongs to the group of medicines called Antidiabetic agents. It is used to treat diabetes mellitus (both type I and type II).

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease characterized by abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood. It is caused either due to inadequate production of a hormone called insulin (produced by the pancreas to metabolize glucose) in the body or due to inadequate sensitivity of body cells to the actions of insulin.

FIASP 100IU PENFILL is a fast-acting medicine where it begins to lower blood sugar levels within 10-20 minutes after administration and its effects may last up to 3-4 hours. FIASP 100IU PENFILL is suitable for use both in adults and in children (aged 1 year or older).

Talk to your doctor before starting therapy with FIASP 100IU PENFILL if you have any liver, kidney or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any hormonal problems, made sudden changes to your diet or perform the intense exercise as a precaution.

Do not use this medicine if you have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels). Consult your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The most common side effects of injecting FIASP 100IU PENFILL are low blood sugar levels, pain, redness, itching, swelling or thickening at the injection site, lump formation under the skin and swelling of body parts. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects troubles you.

USES OF FIASP 100IU PENFILL
Treats diabetes mellitus (both type I and type II)
HOW FIASP 100IU PENFILL WORKS
FIASP 100IU PENFILL helps your body to make utilize of the circulating blood glucose. It helps in the transport of glucose from the blood into the muscles and fat tissues. It also stops the production of glucose by the liver. As a result, it controls blood sugar levels and improve sugar control in patients with diabetes mellitus.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always inject this medicine into your thighs, buttocks, upper arm, or abdomen (i.e., subcutaneously). Do not administer this medicine into the vein or muscle directly. It should be administered at least 10 minutes before meals. Eat a meal or snack containing carbohydrates within 20 minutes of the injection to avoid low blood sugar.

Before administration, roll the vial/cartridge between your hands until the liquid becomes uniformly white and cloudy. While injecting, keep the needle under the skin for at least 6 seconds to make sure that the entire dose is injected.

Prior to the administration, visualize the cartridge/vial for any visible particulate matter and discolouration. Discard the needle and syringe after use and do not share your needles with others to avoid the risk of transmission of infections.

Avoid repeatedly injecting the medicine at the same site to prevent skin damage. Instead, rotate the injection site. Make sure to consult your doctor before changing the injection site as a precaution.

Consult your doctor before mixing FIASP 100IU PENFILL with other insulins. Do not stop therapy with FIASP 100IU PENFILL without consulting your doctor. Your doctor will decide correct dose and frequency of administration depending upon your age, body weight and health condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF FIASP 100IU PENFILL
COMMON
Injection site reactions (such as pain, redness, itching or swelling)
Lipodystrophy (shrinkage of fat tissues beneath the skin)
Lumps under the skin
Weight gain, swelling of body parts
Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar levels)
UNCOMMON
Diabetic retinopathy (eye diseases due to diabetes)
Swelling around the ankles and other joints
RARE
Problem in vision
Painful neuropathy (pain caused by nerve damage)
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

Allergic reaction (generalized skin rash with itching, sweating, and swelling of layers under the skin, difficulties in breathing, palpitation, vomiting, stomach upset, reduction in blood pressure and fainting /loss of consciousness)
Signs of severe hypoglycemia (such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, headache, rapid heartbeat, nausea, increased hunger, temporary vision changes, drowsiness, tiredness and weakness, nervousness or tremor, anxiety, confusion and difficulty in concentrating)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Hypoglycemia
Have foods rich in sugars such as fruit juices, glucose drinks, candies, honey or biscuits. Check your blood sugar after 10 minutes. If not gained an optimum level, take another sugary snack, or a drink and check the blood sugar again. Consult your doctor if there is no improvement in your condition.

Injection Site Reactions
Place an ice pack on the injected site. Do not move the affected area frequently. If the symptom worsens, consult your doctor. Do not inject this medicine at the same site. Always rotate injection sites within the same region from one injection to the next to reduce skin damage.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY
MONITORING REQUIRED
FIASP 100IU PENFILL can be used during pregnancy if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.

BREASTFEEDING
SAFE
FIASP 100IU PENFILL is considered safe for use during breastfeeding. However, consult your doctor before administration.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
USE WITH CAUTION
Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by FIASP 100IU PENFILL.

ALCOHOL
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Avoid consumption of alcohol while undergoing therapy with this medicine as it could aggravate your existing disease condition.

KIDNEY
USE WITH CAUTION
FIASP 100IU PENFILL should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.

LIVER
USE WITH CAUTION
FIASP 100IU PENFILL should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.

ALLERGY
CONTRAINDICATED
Talk to your doctor before receiving FIASP 100IU PENFILL if you are allergic to Insulin Aspart or to any other insulin types (Ex. Lente, ultra-Lente).

HEART DISEASE
USE WITH CAUTION
FIASP 100IU PENFILL should be used with caution in patients with heart problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.

USE IN PEDIATRICS
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
FIASP 100IU PENFILL can be used in children (aged 1 year or older) and in adolescents (aged below 18 years) if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.

USE IN GERIATRICS
USE WITH CAUTION
FIASP 100IU PENFILL should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years or above). Therefore, consult your doctor before administration. Proper dose adjustments and careful monitoring of blood glucose levels and kidney functions are required in such patients

OTHERS
FIASP 100IU PENFILL is not recommended for use if you:

Have or at risk of developing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels)
Talk to your doctor before injecting FIASP 100IU PENFILL if you:

Have problems in the adrenal, pituitary or thyroid gland
Have recently changed your diet plan and lifestyle
Are exercising more than usual
Recently became ill or had infections
Are planning to go abroad (as mealtime and injection timings may get changed)
INTERACTIONS
A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before undergoing therapy with FIASP 100IU PENFILL, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

Other medicines used to treat diabetes such as sulfonylureas (Ex. tolbutamide, glibenclamide, glipizide), biguanides (Ex. metformin, phenformin), thiazolidinediones (Ex. pioglitazone), DPP-4 inhibitors (Ex. sitagliptin, vildagliptin) or SGLT-2 inhibitors (Ex. remogliflozin)
Medicines used to treat depression such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (Ex. rasagiline, selegiline, phenelzine)
Medicines used to treat high blood pressure and other heart problems such as beta-blockers (Ex. propranolol, atenolol, nebivolol) or ACE inhibitors (Ex. captopril, enalapril, lisinopril)
Salicylates (used to relieve pain or fever) Ex. aspirin
Anabolic steroids (used to build muscle and improve athlete performance) Ex. testosterone, nandrolone, oxandrolone
Sulfonamide antibiotics (used to treat bacterial infections) Ex. sulfasalazine, sulfadiazine, sulfamethoxazole
Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) Ex. mifepristone,
Thiazide diuretics (used to increase urine output and reduce blood pressure) Ex. chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide
Glucocorticoids (used to treat inflammation) Ex. cortisone, betamethasone, beclomethasone, dexamethasone, budesonide, prednisone
Thyroid hormone (used to treat thyroid disorders) Ex. thyroxine, triiodothyronine
Sympathomimetic agents (used to treat asthma or other circulatory disorders) Ex. ephedrine, adrenaline, salbutamol, or terbutaline
Growth hormone (a hormone used to increase skeletal and somatic growth in the body)
Danazol (a medicine used to treat endometriosis)
Octreotide (used to treat diarrhea)
Lanreotide (a medicine used to treat abnormal body growth)
B. Interaction with food or drink:

FIASP 100IU PENFILL should be administered at least 10 minutes before a meal.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else took too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or go to a hospital straight away as it may cause severe hypoglycemia. Symptoms of hypoglycemia might include fainting, feel unwell, sweating, vomiting, difficulty in breathing, fast heartbeat, and dizziness.

SYNOPSIS
Drug : Insulin Aspart
Pharmacological Category : Antidiabetic agents
Therapeutic Indication : Diabetes mellitus
Dosage Forms : Injection, Cartridge, Pre-filled syringe, Flex Pen
MORE INFORMATION
Keep out of reach of children
Store the unopened pack in the refrigerator at 2°C – 8°C. Do not freeze
During use or when carried as a spare, keep it at room temperature
Always place the vial/cartridge in the outer carton to protect from light
FAQs ABOUT FIASP 100IU PENFILL
Q: Should FIASP 100IU PENFILL be refrigerated?

A: Yes. An unopened pack must be stored in the refrigerator (2°C – 8°C). During use or while carrying as a spare, keep it at room temperature to ensure uniform resuspension.

Q: Can FIASP 100IU PENFILL be mixed with other insulins?

A: No. FIASP 100IU PENFILL is already a pre-mixed combination of regular insulin and isophane insulin and therefore should not be mixed with other insulins. For more information regarding the direction of use contact your doctor.

Q: Is FIASP 100IU PENFILL safe during pregnancy?

A: Yes. FIASP 100IU PENFILL can be used during pregnancy if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before administration.

Q: How long does it take for FIASP 100IU PENFILL to start working?

A: FIASP 100IU PENFILL is a fast-acting medicine where it begins to lower blood sugar levels about 10 minutes post administration and its effect would last for about 3-5 hours.

Q: Can FIASP 100IU PENFILL be given intravenously?

A: No. FIASP 100IU PENFILL is meant for subcutaneous use only (i.e., thighs, buttocks, abdomen, or upper arms). It should not be directly injected into the vein or muscle as it may cause severe hypoglycemia.

Q: What is the best area for injecting FIASP 100IU PENFILL? Should I inject it only at the same site every day?

A: The best place for injecting this medicine is front of your thighs, buttocks, abdomen, or upper arms. The insulin would work more quickly if it were injected into the waist (abdomen). Do not repeatedly inject the medicine on the same site. Instead, rotate the injection sites within the same area to avoid the risk of developing lumps or skin pitting.

Q: What is FIASP 100IU PENFILL used for?

A: FIASP 100IU PENFILL is used to treat diabetes mellitus (both type I and II).

Q: What are the most common side effects of taking FIASP 100IU PENFILL?

A: The most common side effects of receiving FIASP 100IU PENFILL are low blood sugar levels, pain, redness, itching, swelling or thickening at the injection site, lump formation under the skin and swelling of body parts. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects troubles you.

Q: Can I stop therapy with FIASP 100IU PENFILL without consulting your doctor?

A: No. You should not stop therapy with FIASP 100IU PENFILL without consulting your doctor because it may lead to the reversal of symptoms. If you feel better after using FIASP 100IU PENFILL, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Will taking a higher dose of FIASP 100IU PENFILL be more effective?

A: No, taking a higher dose of FIASP 100IU PENFILL will not be effective rather it can lead to toxicity. Always take the dose prescribed by your doctor. If the prescribed dose is not effective for you, consult your doctor for advice. Your doctor might increase the dose or suggest an alternative therapy.

Q: Can I take medication for high blood pressure along with FIASP 100IU PENFILL?

A: It is not advisable to take medicines to control blood pressure while taking FIASP 100IU PENFILL without consulting your doctor. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking any antihypertensive medications along with FIASP 100IU PENFILL as they have known interactions with FIASP 100IU PENFILL.

REFERENCES
1. KD. Tripathi. Insulin, Oral Hypoglycemic Drugs and Glucagon. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 265.

2. Rochelle Rubin; Niloufar R. Khanna; Lindsey A. McIver. Aspart Insulin. StatPearls. NIH. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology. PMC. PubMed Central. November 2022. [Accessed on 20th February 2023]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK500030/#:~:text=and%20adverse%20effects.-,Insulin%20aspart%20is%20a%20rapid%2Dacting%2C%20human%20insulin%20analog%20that,not%20an%20FDA%2Dapproved%20indication.

3. Novo Nordisk A/S. Fiasp® FlexTouch® 100 units/mL solution for injection in pre-filled pen insulin aspart. European Medicines Compendium. [Revised in August 2022]. [Accessed on 18th February 2023]. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.2447.pdf

4. Novo Nordisk A/S. NovoRapid® 100 units/ml solution for injection in vial insulin aspart. European Medicines Compendium. [Revised in October 2022]. [Accessed on 18th February 2023]. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.7919.pdf

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS
Glucose – Fasting Blood
Glucose – Postprandial Blood
Glycosylated Hemoglobin
AUTHOR DETAILS
Written By Srilekha. R, B.Pharm
Last updated on 20 Feb 2023 | 06:14 PM(IST)

Net Qty
1 N
Shelf Life
36
Item Weight
15 g
Ingredient
Insulin Aspart 100 IU
Hsn Code
30043110
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Generic Name
Insulin Aspart 100 IU
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Salt Composition: Insulin Aspart
Strength: (100IU/ml)
Pack Size: Penfill 3ml
Uses: Treatment of Diabetes
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Salt Composition
Insulin Aspart
Strength
(100IU/ml)
Pack Size
Penfill 3ml
Uses
Treatment of Diabetes
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