What Fiasp® 10 mL vial is used for?
The insulin aspart, or “Fiasp®”, in Fiasp® 10 mL vial is a fast-acting insulin used to treat diabetes mellitus in adults. Diabetes mellitus is a condition where your pancreas does not produce enough insulin to control your blood sugar (glucose) level. Extra insulin is therefore needed.
There are two types of diabetes mellitus:
- type 1 diabetes
- type 2 diabetes
Patients with type 1 diabetes always require insulin to control their blood sugar levels.
Some patients with type 2 diabetes may also require insulin after initial treatment with diet, exercise and tablets.
Fiasp® lowers your blood sugar level after injection. When injected under your skin, Fiasp® has a faster onset of action than NovoRapid®.
Fiasp® can be injected at the start of a meal, with an option to inject up to 20 minutes after starting a meal. A maximum effect occurs between 1 and 3 hours after the injection and the effect lasts for 3-5 hours.
Fiasp® should normally be used in combination with intermediate-acting or long-acting insulin preparations.
As with all insulins, the duration of action will vary according to the dose, injection site, blood flow, temperature and level of physical activity.
Fiasp® is not addictive.
Fiasp® 10 mL vial is available only with a doctor’s prescription.
Ask your doctor, diabetes education nurse or pharmacist if you have any questions about why Fiasp® 10 mL vial has been prescribed for you.