Lyumjev (Insulin)

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    LYUMJEV (Insulin aspart) is a prescription insulin product that can treat high blood sugar in people with diabetes mellitus. LYUMJEV is indicated to treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

    People with diabetes are not able to regulate their levels of blood glucose. They either (1) cannot produce enough insulin from their pancreas, or (2) they can produce insulin, but their body is resistant to it.

    LYUMJEV replaces the missing insulin and helps to improve glycemic control.


    Inject LYUMJEV subcutaneously at mealtime, between one and three times daily.

    LYUMJEV is rapid-acting insulin and should be taking at the start of a meal or within 20 minutes after starting the meal.

    Rotate injection sites to decrease the risk of lipodystrophy.

    Store LYUMJEV in the refrigerator until opening. Once opened, it can be stored at room temperature for 28 days.


    Insulin Aspart is the active ingredient in LYUMJEV.


    Some medications can interfere with blood sugar and increase it or decrease it. Changes to blood sugar may require the dose of insulin to be adjusted. Use caution if you are taking any of the following:

    • Alcohol
    • Atypical Antipsychotics
    • Corticosteroids
    • Disopyramide
    • Diuretics
    • Estrogens/Progesterones
    • Fibrates
    • Fluoxetine
    • Isoniazid
    • Lithium
    • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
    • Niacin
    • Oral antidiabetic agents
    • Pentoxifylline
    • Phenothiazine derivatives
    • Pramlintide
    • Propoxyphene
    • Protease inhibitors
    • Salicylates
    • Somatostatin Analogues
    • Somatropin
    • Sulfonamide Antibiotics
    • Sympathomimetic agents
    • Thyroid replacement medication


    Hypoglycemia is a common and dangerous side effect of insulin treatment. Some of the signs and symptoms include:

    • Anxiety
    • Confusion
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Hunger
    • Irritability
    • Pale skin
    • Sweating
    • Tremor

    Tell your doctor about any changes to your diet or activity because the dose of insulin may need to be adjusted.

    Monitor blood sugar frequently while taking insulin or other antidiabetic agents.

    The doctor may monitor the function of your heart, kidneys, and liver while taking insulin.

    Side Effects

    Common adverse reactions to LYUMJEV include:

    • Allergic reactions
    • Edema
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Injection site reactions
    • Lipodystrophy
    • Pruritis
    • Rash
    • Weight gain


    Lyumjev [package insert]. Plainsboro, NJ: Novo Nordisk; 2019.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13378

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