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Fiasp can cause mild or severe side effects. The following lists contain some of the main side effects that can occur when taking Fiasp. These lists do not include all possible problems that Fiasp can cause.

For more information about the possible side effects of Fiasp, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you advice on how to deal with side effects that may be concerning or bothersome.

To note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks the side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA of a side effect you have had with Fiasp, you can do so via MedWatch.

Mild side effects

Mild side effects* of Fiasp may include:

  • injection or infusion site reaction†
  • lipodystrophy (a change in the way your body stores fat)
  • weight gain‡
  • cold or flu‡
  • headache‡

Most of these side effects may disappear within a few days or weeks. However, if they get worse or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

*This is a partial list of mild side effects of Fiasp. For more information about other mild side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist, or read the package leaflet for Fiasp. prescribing information.
† Fiasp is administered by subcutaneous injection using different delivery options. In rare cases, it may also be given by IV infusion by a healthcare professional. For more information, see the “How to take Fiasp” section below.
‡ For more information on this side effect, see “Details of side effects” below.

Serious side effects

Serious side effects from Fiasp are not common, but they can occur. Call your doctor right away if you experience any serious side effects. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms are life-threatening or you think you have a medical emergency.

Serious side effects and their symptoms may include:

* For more information on this side effect, see ‘Details of side effects’ below.

Side effects in children

In clinical testschildren taking Fiasp had many of the same side effects as adults.

Common side effects in trials of children taking this drug included:

  • cold or flu*
  • headache*
  • runny nose
  • fever
  • vomiting
  • low blood sugar
  • injection or infusion reaction†

If you have any other questions or concerns about side effects in children, talk to your child’s doctor.

* For more information on this side effect, see ‘Details of side effects’ below.
† Fiasp is administered by subcutaneous injection using different delivery options. In rare cases, it may also be given by IV infusion by a healthcare professional. For more information, see the “How to take Fiasp” section below.

Details of side effects

Here are some details about some side effects that this drug can cause. To find out how often side effects occurred in clinical trials, see the prescribing information for FIASP.

Weight gain

Some people may gain weight while taking Fiasp. Weight gain is a common side effect of any insulin medication, including Fiasp.

In clinical tests, adults taking Fiasp for type 1 diabetes gained about 0.7 kilograms (kg). This is approximately 1.545 pounds (lb). Adults taking Fiasp for type 2 diabetes gained about 2.7 kg (about 5.94 lbs).

what you can do

If you are concerned about gaining weight while taking Fiasp, talk to your doctor. They will likely recommend a diet and exercise program to help manage any weight gain that may occur.

Cold or flu

There may be an increased risk of developing an infection, such as a cold or flu, during treatment with Fiasp. These infections were not commonly reported side effects in clinical tests by Fiasp.

Colds have been reported in trials of adults and children taking Fiasp for type 1 diabetes. However, neither colds nor flu have been reported in adults with type 2 diabetes. whether a cold or flu has occurred in children with type 2 diabetes.

Signs and symptoms of an infection can include:

  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • fever
  • cough

what you can do

During your treatment with Fiasp, be sure to watch for the above signs and symptoms of infection.

If you develop symptoms of infection, talk to your doctor. They will probably recommend that you rest and hydrate your body. In some cases, they may recommend an antibiotic or antiviral medication to treat your cold or flu.

Tell your doctor if you notice that you frequently have cold or flu symptoms. In this case, they may recommend a different treatment option.

Headache

Some people may experience headaches after taking Fiasp. Headaches were not a common side effect of this medication. In fact, the headaches were just reported in children taking Fiasp for type 1 diabetes.

If you have headaches while taking Fiasp, talk to your doctor. In some cases, headaches can be a symptom of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), which can be dangerous. Your doctor may recommend that you check your blood sugar level right away to make sure it’s not too low.

If your headache is due to low blood sugar, you may also experience other symptoms such as:

  • dizziness
  • blurry vision
  • anxiety or irritability
  • sweat

what you can do

If you have headaches, especially if they are frequent or bothersome, talk to your doctor. They can help you determine what may be causing your headaches.

If you have low blood sugar that is causing your headaches, your doctor will likely lower your dose of Fiasp. This will help reduce your risk of low blood sugar, which may help reduce the risk of headaches.

Hypoglycemia can be very serious, even fatal, so if your blood sugar is low while you have a headache, be sure to treat it right away. Your doctor will recommend the best ways to treat low blood sugar when you start taking Fiasp.

If your headaches aren’t due to low blood sugar, your doctor may recommend treating them with over-the-counter pain relievers. For example, they may recommend acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil). Talk to your doctor about the best ways to reduce your headaches while taking Fiasp.

ALLERGIC REACTION

As with most medicines, some people may have an allergic reaction after taking Fiasp. Allergic reactions have occurred in clinical tests of Fiasp but they were not common.

Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction may include:

A more serious allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction may include:

  • swelling under the skin, usually in the eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
  • swelling of the tongue, mouth or throat
  • difficulty breathing

Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Fiasp because the reaction could become serious. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms are life-threatening or you think you have a medical emergency.

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