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Biphasic Aspart

Information

Uses

Biphasic Aspart is used in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes

How it works

Biphasic Aspart is an insulin. It works similar to insulin produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of glucose in muscle and fat cell and also block the release of glucose from the liver.

Common side effects

Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Injection site allergic reaction

Available Medicine

No medicine available

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 24 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)