On 18 September, Minister for Well being and Aged Care, Hon Mark Butler MP, introduced that Fiasp insulin will proceed to be accessible on the Pharmaceutical Advantages Scheme (PBS) from 1 October 2023 for individuals dwelling with diabetes.
This follows the introduced removing by the provider of the merchandise Fiasp and Fiasp FlexTouch (types of quick performing insulin aspart) from the PBS earlier this 12 months.
How a lot will Fiasp Penfill price?
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 comprises the identical insulin (fast-acting insulin aspart) in the identical quantity as FlexTouch, however delivered via a unique, newer machine.
Which pen is appropriate with the Fiasp Penfill® insulin cartridge?
The Fiasp Penfill is authorized to be used with the NovoPen 6 as an insulin supply machine. The pen is offered freed from cost.
NovoPen 6 is a brand new, good insulin pen that robotically data insulin dosing data at every administration. It is a sturdy pen that Novo Nordisk says lasts for as much as 5 years. It additionally robotically data the final dose and approximate time for the reason that final injection.
Individuals with diabetes can entry a free NovoPen 6 via the NovoPen 6 Pharmacy Program. For extra data go to the NovoPen 6 Pharmacy Program web site.
Fiasp Penfill can be used with any reusable Novo Nordisk insulin supply machine, corresponding to NovoPen4 and NovoPen Echo.
Please converse to your healthcare skilled should you want to use different units or have another questions.
How do you employ 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 converse along with your healthcare skilled/diabetes educator for data particular to your wants.
What number of models is in a Fiasp cartridge?
Every cartridge comprises 300 models of insulin aspart in 3mL resolution.
Does Fiasp are available half unit pens?
Sure. When the cartridge is used with the NovoPen 6, the pen presents half-unit dosing and a reminiscence perform.
Can I take Fiasp after I eat?
Sure. Fiasp will be taken in the beginning of a meal or inside 20 minutes after beginning a meal.