Open storage (in use) Basaglar or Lantus:
- Store the vial in the refrigerator or at room temperature and use within 28 days.
- Store the pen at room temperature (not in the refrigerator) and use it within 28 days.
Storage of Basaglar KwikPen: Store at room temperature (up to 30 ° C) only after opening, do not refrigerate after opening, even if it still contains insulin.
BASAGLAR is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) in the abdomen, buttocks, thighs or upper arms.
The KwikPen® needle is very thin. BD UltraFine pen needles are recommended for use with BASAGLAR KwikPen®. BD UltraFine Nano Pen Needle (4mm x 32G) has proven effective in all patients.
Inject between 1 and 80 units per injection. Administer BASAGLAR subcutaneously into the abdomen, thighs or deltoids, changing injection sites from one injection to another in the same area to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy (see UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS).
Basaglar should be taken at the same time of day every day, for example every night before going to bed. Every day at 10pm or early in the morning at 9am However, in some people, the hypoglycemic effects can last for less than 24 hours.
The recommended starting dose of BASAGLAR in patients with type 2 diabetes is 0.2 units / kg or up to 10 units once daily. The amount and timing of fast-acting or fast-acting insulins and the dosage of diabetes medications may need to be adjusted.
Dosage and method of application: Basaglar® is only available in packs of 5 pens with pre-filled KwikPen of 3 ml. The pens should be stored in the refrigerator and can be stored at room temperature for 28 days, regardless of whether they are in use or not.
Keep open (in use) Basaglar or Lantus: Store the vial in the refrigerator or at room temperature and use within 28 days. Store the pen at room temperature (not in the refrigerator) and use it within 28 days.
Basaglar and Levemir are each taken as a subcutaneous injection (an injection under the skin). Basaglar is usually used once a day. Levemir is used once or twice a day. Basaglar and Levemir both contain long-acting insulin.
This is because the freezing temperature (higher than the recommended cooling temperature) breaks down the insulin. Hence, insulin will not work properly to lower blood sugar. Therefore, discard the frozen insulin and replace it with fresh material.
The cost of a subcutaneous solution of Basaglar (100 units / mL) is approximately $ 350 for a 15-milliliter supply, depending on the pharmacy visited. Prices apply only to customers who pay in cash and do not apply to insurance contracts. Basaglar is only available as a brand, there is no generic version yet.
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Basaglar KwikPen Tested for Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Basaglar and Lantus contain the same active ingredient: insulin glargine. Basaglar is another Lantus medicine. This means that it is very similar to Lantus, which is a biological medicine. Biological drugs are produced by living cells in the laboratory.
Also take glargine (Basaglar, Lantus, Toujeo) once a day, always at the same time. Deglutec is taken once a day and the time of day can be flexible. However, some people need to combine long-acting insulin with short-acting insulin or another medicine that is taken with meals.
Insulin ampoules usually contain 10 ml of insulin at a concentration of 100 units / ml. Insulin pens: The pens can be pre-filled and disposable or refillable (with insulin cartridges), although most pens are disposable. In both cases, each pen contains 3ml of insulin.
Basaglar (Insulin Glargine) is a long-lasting insulin that starts working several hours after injection and works regularly for 24 hours.