Updated: Nov 28, 2021
Fiasp (fast-acting insulin)
Fiasp is a mealtime insulin with dosing flexibility.
What is Fiasp?
Fiasp is a man-made insulin that is used to treat diabetes mellitus in both adults and children. It is a fast-acting insulin that is used to enhance glycemic control in diabetic adults and children.
Fiasp can be taken at the start of a meal or within 20 minutes of starting with rapid onset of appearance. Fiasp enters the bloodstream in approximately 2.5 minutes.
What are the administration options for Fiasp?
Fiasp can be administered using a prefilled pen, a vial and syringe, a durable pen and insulin cartridge, or an insulin pump.
What is the best way to use Fiasp?
Read the directions on the package and take Fiasp precisely as your doctor prescribes.
Fiasp gets to work right away so it should be taken at the start of a meal or within 20 minutes of beginning a meal.
Make sure you know what kind of insulin you're using and how strong it is. If your health care physician advises you to alter your insulin type, do so.
To lessen the chance of pits in the skin, thicker skin (lipodystrophy), and skin with lumps (localised cutaneous amyloidosis) at the injection sites, change (rotate) your injection sites within the region you chose with each injection.
Each injection should not be given in the same area.If the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps, do not inject. Do not inject into delicate, bruised, scaly, or hard skin, as well as scars or damaged skin.
What should I avoid while taking Fiasp?
Fiasp is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to Fiasp or one of its excipients.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how Fiasp affects you.
Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.
Warnings and Precautions: Never share a Fiasp Pen, cartridge or cartridge device between patients, even if the needle is changed. Patients using Fiasp vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens.
What are the possible side effects of Fisap?
Common side effects of Fiasp may include:
skin problems such as eczema, rash, itching, redness and swelling of your skin (dermatitis), reactions at the injection site such as itching, rash, skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), or weight gain.
Serious side effects, including:
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Some signs and symptoms include: anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion, and headache.
Low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia).
Serious allergic reactions (whole body reactions). Get emergency medical help right away if you have a rash over your whole body; trouble breathing; a fast heartbeat; swelling of your face, tongue or throat; sweating; extreme drowsiness; dizziness, or confusion.
Heart failure.Taking certain diabetes pills called TZDs (thiazolidinediones) with Fiasp may cause heart failure in some people. This can happen even if you have never had heart failure or heart problems before. If you already have heart failure it may get worse while you take TZDs with Fiasp.