Overall, both Humalog and Novolog are rapid-acting insulins, so they work similarly and are equally effective.
For this reason, they also have similar drug interactions and side effects.
However, Novolog seems to work more quickly, and Humalog (including generic insulin lispro) is usually cheaper.
Does novolog work better than Humalog?
These drugs both help control blood glucose (sugar) in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Humalog and Novolog are both rapid acting. That means they work more quickly than other types of insulin. There are important distinctions between Humalog and Novolog, however, and the drugs are not directly interchangeable.
Is there any difference between Humalog and Novolog?
Humalog and NovoLog have several differences. Humalog is insulin lispro, whereas NovoLog is insulin aspart. Humalog is primarily for use by adults and older children with type 1 diabetes.
What is the best fast acting insulin?
|Type of Insulin & Brand Names||Onset||Peak|
|Lispro (Humalog)||15-30 min.||30-90 min|
|Aspart (Novolog)||10-20 min.||40-50 min.|
|Glulisine (Apidra)||20-30 min.||30-90 min.|
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Is there a substitute for Humalog?
Humalog 50/50 is used to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. Humalog 50/50 is less popular than other insulins. There is currently no generic alternative for Humalog 50/50 but less expensive biosimilar versions may be available in the future.