Is Apidra insulin any different from Novalog insulin?

Percy Jackson
By Percy Jackson Latest Reply 2010-09-20 10:49:45 -0500
Started 2010-09-20 08:43:07 -0500

Is Apidra insulin any different from Novalog insulin?

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GabbyPA 2010-09-20 10:49:45 -0500 Report

Another good place to do some research on your meds is There you can read a lot on them both and take that information to your doctor so you can ask them to help you out.

kdroberts 2010-09-20 10:43:27 -0500 Report

Yes and no. It's the same as in it is a mealtime, rapid acting insulin but it is a different formulation. Generally speaking people who use Apidra find it starts, peaks and stops working quicker than novolog and humalog. When I compared novolog and apidra I found this to happen and would often go low around 3 hours after taking novolog. For some people the extra duration is very useful or they don't see much difference. The one major difference between the two would be their pens. I can't stand the solostar pen which is what apidra uses, I found the manufacturing quality to be mixed between pens and dosing 1 or 2 units was a very hit and miss thing but found the novopen to be very good. Are you looking for anything specific? You should be able to get samples from your doctor of both to try and see which is a better fit for you.