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Biphasic Aspart



Biphasic Insulin Aspart is used to reduce high blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.

How it works

Biphasic Insulin Aspart belongs to a class of medications called as rapid acting insulin analogues. It acts by binding to insulin receptors which increases glucose uptake by the skeletal muscles and fat and also inhibits glucose production in the liver thereby lowering blood glucose levels.

Common side effects

Fall in blood sugar level, Injection site pain, Skin eruptions, Skin rash


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Expert advice

  • Exercise caution as inadequate dosing or discontinuation of treatment may lead to increased blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and diabetic ketoacidosis (high concentrations of ketone bodies).
  • Do not inject insulin if your blood sugar levels were found to be low or you have symptoms of low blood pressure (hypoglycemia).
  • Consult your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases or any nerve damage due to diabetes or any diseases affecting the adrenal, pituitary or thyroid gland and if you are taking any other anti-diabetic mediation.
  • Exercise caution while taking Biphasic Insulin Aspart as omission of a meal or unplanned, strenuous physical exercise may lead to hypoglycemia (symptoms such as nervousness or anxiety, sweating, chills and clamminess, irritability or impatience, confusion, including delirium, rapid/fast heartbeat etc.).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to Biphasic Insulin Aspart or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if suffering with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Content on this page was last updated on 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)