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Can NovoLog Be Taken In Double Doses Until Prescription For Levemir Is Filled ?

Good afternoon I am a Type 2 Diabetic I take Levamere and Novalog and have ran out of the Levamere is it ok to double the Novalog until I can get my prescription filled? Also I have lost overall 50 lbs but the last 15lbs have lost within 2 wks I have only changed to drinking more water and not sure why I keep losing when I really don t need to lose anymore. I am 5 10 and 196. Please let me know what you think. I know its only advice. Thank you for your time. XXXX
Mon, 1 Apr 2019
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Hello,

You should not double the dose of novorapid in order to substitute Levemir. The weight loss is due to high glucose levels. You should try to correct them as soon as possible.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Mirjeta Guni, Endocrinologist
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Can NovoLog Be Taken In Double Doses Until Prescription For Levemir Is Filled ?

Hello, You should not double the dose of novorapid in order to substitute Levemir. The weight loss is due to high glucose levels. You should try to correct them as soon as possible. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Mirjeta Guni, Endocrinologist