On 18 September, Minister for Well being and Aged Care, Hon Mark Butler MP, introduced that Fiasp insulin will proceed to be out there on the Pharmaceutical Advantages Scheme (PBS) from 1 October 2023 for individuals residing with diabetes.
This follows the introduced removing by the provider of the merchandise Fiasp and Fiasp FlexTouch (types of quick appearing insulin aspart) from the PBS earlier this 12 months.
How a lot will Fiasp Penfill value?
The overall affected person PBS co-payment is $30 or $7.30 for concession card holders.
Does Fiasp Penfill comprise the identical insulin because the beforehand PBS-listed Fiasp FlexTouch?
Sure. It incorporates the identical insulin (fast-acting insulin aspart) in the identical quantity as FlexTouch, however delivered by means of a distinct, newer machine.
Which pen is appropriate with the Fiasp cartridge?
The Fiasp Penfill is accredited to be used with the NovoPen 6 as an insulin supply machine. The pen is out there freed from cost.
NovoPen 6 is a brand new, sensible insulin pen that robotically data insulin dosing info at every administration. It is a sturdy pen that Novo Nordisk says lasts for as much as 5 years. It provides extra exact half-unit dosing. It additionally robotically data the final dose and approximate time because the final injection.
Folks with diabetes can entry a free NovoPen 6 by means of the NovoPen 6 Pharmacy Program. For extra info go to the NovoPen 6 Pharmacy Program web site.
Fiasp Penfill may also be used with any reusable Novo Nordisk insulin supply machine, comparable to NovoPen4 and NovoPen Echo.
Please communicate to your healthcare skilled when you want to use different gadgets or have some other questions.
How do you utilize Fiasp Penfill cartridges?
Fiasp Penfill is administered 5 to 10 minutes earlier than consuming a meal. It’s administered subcutaneously within the stomach, buttock or thigh. Please communicate together with your healthcare skilled/diabetes educator for info particular to your wants.
What number of models is in a Fiasp cartridge?
Every cartridge incorporates 300 models of insulin aspart in 3mL answer.
Does Fiasp are available half unit pens?
Sure. When the cartridge is used with the NovoPen 6, the pen provides half-unit dosing and a reminiscence operate.
Can I take Fiasp after I eat?
Sure. Fiasp could be taken at first of a meal or inside 20 minutes after beginning a meal.