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I've been diabetic for 20 years. I was forced to switch to admelog after our private insurance and government insurance stopped covering humalog. I wasn't in perfect control with humalog, but I have absolutely no control with admelog. I would be better off not taking a fast acting insulin because I wind up taking 10x as much and if I happen to go low, has only happened a couple times, I can't get my sugars back up. My sugars went from being around 10 to well over 25 all the time. My diabetes Dr has now taken me off this insulin and put me on trurapi, she also said she has had to take a lot of her parents off this medication due to it NOT WORKING. This drug should be taken off the market and the Canadian government needs to take a very serious look at how they approve medications like this. These are medication that are both life saving and life threatening and this is my life these agencies are playing with. I'm not happy. Read More Read Less
I was switched from Humalog to Admelog as my insurance wouldn't cover the Humalog anymore A real nightmare. My sugars were so high that my glucose monitor couldn't register it anymore. I ended up in the hospital. This insulin is total garbadge. My doctor then switched me over to the good old Humulin R and my sugars are back under control!
Admelog doesn't even deserve 1 star! It is total garbage and should be taken off the market. My A1C has been under a 7 for 20 years then I was given this insulin, my blood sugars have been 300 to over 400! Taken more than double what I use with Humalog and still over 300!!
This insulin is trash. Does not work for me . My insurance is not covering humalog so I have to switch. Very disappointed
mY INSURANCE FORCED THE CHANGE FROM hUMALOG TO ADMELOG. I find I have to use up to 1/3 more admelog to achieve results. It takes from an hour to 1/5 hours to kick in and never does lower my sugar properly unless I eliminate most of the carbs from a meal. It also burns 90% of the time when I inject it. I've tried various locations over the last several monthe. I very occasionally, maybe 5% of the time had that problem when using Humalog for 4 years. Very disappointed with this treatment..
I have been a diabetic for 28 years. Over the past 4 years my highest A1C was 6.9. I just started on admelog and it’s horrible. I am taking 5 times my dose to try and bring my levels down and it’s barely working. Going back to the pharmacy today to sort this out.
Diabetic for over 40 years. I thought it was me. The lispro insulin was so much cheaper and easier to get enough. I have other medical problems, so that I need more insulin overall. I have been taking the lispro on and off for over 2 years. When I first started, I noticed the difference, but I thought it was just me. I noticed the extra I had to give and the delayed reaction. I asked for the doctor to switch it back to humalog. It was going better, but of course, I got lispro again. In the summer, during the heat, lispro works even worse. It is almost impossible to get under control when it is hot outside. I also have been taking antacid for acid reflux, especially when I lie down to sleep. I wanted the lispro to work, but now I know. My last A1 was the highest. This 4th of July weekend, I am trying to get my blood sugar under control again. I decided to look at some reviews of lispro. Read More Read Less
Basically ineffective. I have over doubled my daily dose and still unable to get below 10 mmol/L. I’ve been on HUMALOG for 18 years without issue… 1 week on ADMELOG and I’ve been nothing but frustrated and feeling like crap.
The pen is crap and plasticky compared to others I’ve used. And the insulin doesn’t work. I’ve had to double my totally daily fast insulin and can’t get my glucose under 11 mmol/L. My A1c was under 7.0 last month and I was rarely as high as 11. Not looking forward to my next a1c.
After switching from Humalog to Admelog due to BC health coverage, my sugars are deplorable! Yesterday, despite taking approx 2.5 times the amount Id normally take IF I actually ate full meals (which I didn't because my sugars were so high), My sugars remained above 16 mmols (290) and rode around 20 mmols (360) after weight lifting and walking! WHY, why was this drug approved? Who is testing and reviewing the efficacy of this watered down placebo??? I've been a brittle diabetic (diagnosed 30 years ago at age 25) and have never not been able to recover from a high blood sugar, until this switch. I am a 6 year heart transplant and 4 year kidney transplant recipient, and literally can not afford to run sugars so grossly high, especially for this prolonged period of timeRead More Read Less
The syringe they provide is cheaply made. I’ve been on this a short time and have to take 4 times the amount of insulin I took using Humalog. This insulin is a joke and diabetics should not be forced to use this crap because the govt thinks humalog is too expensive. Neuropathy, blindness and kidney disease are more expensive and that is all this insulin will lead to for type 1 diabetics.
Admelog does not work. I've been a Type I Diabetic for almost 40 years (since 14) with no complications, so yes, Big Pharma, and Health Insurers, I AM AN EXPERT. I took Admelog for 2 months because my insurance would no longer cover the over-inflated price of Humalog and my sugars were consistently high (above 250). The pharmacists try to tell me that the they are almost the same but I told them No Way.! It is like injecting water. It does nothing. Admelog should be taken OFF the shelves of every pharmacy. It is cheaper than Humalog both in price and effectivity. When you are talking about your you cannot settle for ineffective.Read More Read Less
My insurance forced me to use Admelog after years of using Novolog with no problems. Now my a1c has gone from 6% to 8-9% for the last 4 years I've been on it. It takes forever to work, and I usually bolus about 15-20 minutes before eating and every single time I end up in tbe 200-300's. Then it won't bring my blood sugar down for hours and then it tanks. This insulin is incredibly dangerous and should be taken off the market but Sanofi-Aventis probably pays a lot of money to the FDA to keep it on the market. Unfortunately, my insurance won't let me switch back to Novolog "no matter what" even after my endocrinologist told them this insulin doesn't work. I was given a sample of both fiasp and Novolog, and my numbers were well within range. When I had to start using admelog again, my numbers are abysmal. Read More Read Less
Terrible I feel horrible on this even if my sugars are at normal levels. I dont know if there is something toxic in this or perhaps Im allergic. This should be pulled off the market, I feel normal on Novolog but like death on this GARBAGE
Admelog was forced on patients with MD state insurance (Medicaid and the MCOs) during the time Trump was in office. The cost is significantly lower than Novolog, which works great for Type 1 diabetes. Since my son started using it, he began to get ill all the time and has had several new medical issues. He has had to go to the ER on several occasions and was recently hospitalized from diabetes complications. He was treated with Novolog and almost overnight improved. Thank goodness he was able to get an authorization from the insurance company to go back on Novolog (which he used for years) and has improved tremendously. Please advocate for better medications for all people with any type of insurance, and advocate for yourself so you can be healthy. And most important, we have to get medications like Admelog off the market. From what I’ve read on the reviews of several websites, the comments have been consistently terrible. That means there are thousands of people suffering because they are forced to take this medication dictated by their insurance company. My heart hurts in knowing this. Let’s make a change so our children, friends and family can be in the best of health and have longevity and awesome lives. Read More Read Less
This medication DOES NOT WORK. My numbers were always high, until I took the tiniest bit too much and then crashed. No matter what I do, I can't get stable with this med. AND, it made me dizzy, short of breath, and the injection site hurt, almost like it was burning me. Humalog never did that! I have stopped taking it and now my numbers are horrific without the Humalog. I still take Lantus at night so my morning numbers are usually okay.
I was forced on this insulin because my insurance says itÃ¢Â?Â?s cheaper then the novolog that I have been on for years. Since starting this medication, I have had nothing but high blood sugars. I keep taking insulin to correct the high as my pump allows then I plummet. There is no happy medium and IÃ¢Â?Â?ve been forced to stay on this medicine for almost a year now even during pregnancy which could have harmed my child. IÃ¢Â?Â?ve become depressed and miserable and feel awful all the time due to my blood sugars from this insulin. I donÃ¢Â?Â?t even eat carbs anymore because IÃ¢Â?Â?m scared my blood sugar will go higher because of this crappy insulin. IÃ¢Â?Â?m not sure why anyone would approve ADMELOG for use. IÃ¢Â?Â?ve heard it has had the same awful effect on a lot of other people and itÃ¢Â?Â?s sad that our health and well-being means nothing to these insurance companies. I pray that something changes for me soon because IÃ¢Â?Â?m at a loss with what to do. Read More Read Less
Admelog does not work. I was finally getting my blood sugars under control with humalog and an insulin pump, but my insurance stopped covering humalog and gave me admelog. My blood sugars were higher than they have been in years. I am fighting the insurance company, and I have reported this drug to the FDA MedWatch. My current choices are to pay $150 a vial for the insulin that works, or, what my doctor told me to do, take the insulin that does not work so that my lab work in 3 months will prove that it is not working. Read More Read Less
My insurance no longer allowed Novolog or Humalog so I was forced to use Admelog since maybe Sept 2018. And since then, no matter how many times I test, how many times I change my diet, how many times I inject...my blood sugars are always high.... and then plummet once I end up taking too much. I have carb counted for the last 20 years... and never had this many outrageous highs while taking my medication properly. I purposely kept a diary the last week to show my dr the results of this crap. I woke up on Saturday with glucose of 183, took Admelog...2 hours later without eating or drinking my blood sugars were 386. Recently my insurance sent a letter say it would be removed as on 1/1/20.....I have never been more excited to get rid of a medication. I worked so hard to maintain good glucose levels only for them to be sabotaged by the insulin that was supposed to be helping me. I guess I can really say... NEW YEAR, NEW ME! Read More Read Less
Using in an insulin pump. For a few months, my blood sugar averaging 250. Couldn't figure out why. Then I research Ademelog. Other users claimed it was ineffective and like water. This was all BCBS would allow at the time. Had to increase my basal rate to 120%. Now BCBS will not cover Admelog (interesting). Back to Novalog and BG is back under 150 most times.
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