Fiasp® 3-mL FlexTouch® insulin pen

3-mL Fiasp® FlexTouch®

A prefilled insulin pen with no push-button extension.

Fiasp® 10-mL insulin vial

10-mL vial

Available for patients who use conventional insulin injection techniques.

See how Fiasp® FlexTouch® works

Fiasp® FlexTouch® Instructions For Use

Follow the illustrated step-by-step Instructions For Use for Fiasp® FlexTouch®

Novo Nordisk offers patient support, including resources detailing how to administer Fiasp®

The Fiasp® FlexTouch®

Fiasp® FlexTouch® Insulin Pen
Fiasp® FlexTouch® doesn't have a push-button extension

No push-button extension

No matter what dose is dialed, the Fiasp® FlexTouch® push button doesn’t extend

Fiasp® FlexTouch® provides accurate dosing from 1 to 80 units

Accurate dosing from 1‑80 units1,2

Patients may hear or feel a click when the dose is delivereda

aAfter the dose display has returned to zero, the needle should be kept under the skin for at least 6 seconds to ensure the full dose is delivered.


How to store Fiasp® FlexTouch®

Not in use (unopened)


If unopened, Fiasp® should be stored in a refrigerator (36°F to 46°F [2°C to 8°C]) until expiration date. If unopened but improperly stored outside of refrigerated conditions, begin in-use storage for a maximum of 4 weeks.3

In use (opened)


After first use, Fiasp® can be stored at room temperature (below 86°F [30°C]) or in the refrigerator (36°F to 46°F [2°C to 8°C]) without the needle attached for a maximum of 4 weeks (28 days).3

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Selected Important Safety Information

Contraindications

  • Fiasp® is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to Fiasp® or one of its excipients.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Never share a Fiasp® FlexTouch® Pen 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.
  • Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased.

Fiasp® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL Indications and Usage

Fiasp® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL is a rapid-acting insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus.

Important Safety Information

Contraindications

  • Fiasp® is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to Fiasp® or one of its excipients.

Warnings and Precautions

  • Never share a Fiasp® FlexTouch® Pen 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.
  • Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased.
  • Hypoglycemia is the most common adverse reaction of insulin, including Fiasp®, and may be life-threatening. Increase glucose monitoring with changes to: insulin dosage, co-administered glucose lowering medications, meal pattern, physical activity; and in patients with renal impairment or hepatic impairment or hypoglycemia unawareness.
  • To avoid medication errors and accidental mix-ups between Fiasp® and other insulin products, instruct patients to always check the insulin label before injection.
  • As with all insulins, Fiasp® use can lead to life-threatening hypokalemia, which then may cause respiratory paralysis, ventricular arrhythmia, and death.  Monitor potassium levels in patients at risk for hypokalemia and treat if indicated.
  • Severe, life-threatening, generalized allergy, including anaphylaxis, may occur with insulin products, including Fiasp®.
  • Fluid retention and heart failure can occur with concomitant use of thiazolidinediones (TZDs), which are PPAR-gamma agonists, and insulin, including Fiasp®. Patients should be observed for signs and symptoms of heart failure. If heart failure occurs, dosage reduction or discontinuation of the TZD must be considered.

Adverse Reactions

  • Adverse reactions observed with Fiasp® include hypoglycemia, allergic reactions, hypersensitivity, injection site reactions, lipodystrophy, and weight gain. 

Use in Specific Populations

  • The safety and effectiveness of Fiasp® in pediatric patients have not been established.
  • Like all insulins, Fiasp® requirements may be reduced in patients with renal impairment or hepatic impairment. These patients may require more frequent blood glucose monitoring and dose adjustments.

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References:

  1. Wielandt JO, Niemeyer M, Hansen MR, et al. FlexTouch: a prefilled insulin pen with a novel injection mechanism with consistent high accuracy at low- (1 U), medium- (40 U), and high- (80 U) dose settings. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2011;5:1195–1199.
  2. Wielandt JO, Niemeyer M, Hansen MR, Bucher D, Thomsen NB. An assessment of dose accuracy and injection force of a novel prefilled insulin pen: comparison with a widely used prefilled insulin pen. Expert Opin Drug Deliv. 2011;8(10):1271-1276.
  3. Fiasp [package insert]. Plainsboro, NJ: Novo Nordisk Inc; September 2017.