NovoLog and Alcohol Interaction

NovoLog and Alcohol

Novolog generic name insulin aspart is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose in the blood and acts as a fast acting form of insulin that is used to treat type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes in adults and children who are at least 2 years old and is usually administered together with a long acting insulin.

It is suggested that you avoid drinking alcohol as it may lower your blood sugar, not even moderate drinking.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using NovoLog advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, allergic to insulin, having an episode of low blood sugar, have liver or kidney disease.

Side Effects

Serious side effects are insulin allergy, itching skin rash over the entire body, wheezing, trouble breathing, fast heart rate, sweating or feeling faint, swelling in the hands or feet, low potassium resulting in confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or feeling limp, low blood sugar resulting in headache, nausea, hunger, confusion, nausea, hunger, confusion, drowsiness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, trouble concentrating, confusion or seizures, . If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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