What is the differnece between Humalog and Novalog?

By Ginlea Latest Reply 2009-01-19 11:13:54 -0600
Started 2009-01-19 09:31:29 -0600

When I first had my daughters perscription filled the phrmacist tolded me they both cost the same.Is Novalog genric?A friend at says that our insurance pays for it in full after we meet our deductable.Last year my insurance didnt but his did.I use Humalog and he uses Novalog.

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John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-01-19 11:13:54 -0600 Report

Humalog and Novolog are both brand-name fast-acting insulins. Humalog is made by Eli Lilly and Novolog is made by Novo Nordisk.

They work very similarly. They peak quickly and are out of your system within 2-3 hours.

My son has used both in his insulin pump and we're noticed very little (if any) difference between the two.

They seem to be about the same cost.

I hope that helps.