Basaglar

Drug List

Basaglar

Drug Name

Basaglar (Insulin glargine)

Manufactured By

Eli Lilly and Company

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Class

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Basaglar is indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

How To Use

The dose of Basaglar should be individualized based on metabolic needs, blood glucose monitoring, glycemic control, type of diabetes, and prior insulin use. It should be given subcutaneously once daily, at the same time each day. The injection sites should be rotated to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy. When treatment with Basaglar begins, blood glucose levels should be monitored closely for the initial weeks. Basaglar should not be diluted or mixed with any other insulin or solution.1

Side Effects

Basaglar may cause serious side effects that can lead to death, including:low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Signs and symptoms that may indicate low blood sugar include dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, anxiety, irritability or mood change, hunger. severe allergic reaction (whole body reaction). Get medical help right away if you have any of these signs or symptoms of a severe allergic reaction: a rash over your whole body, trouble breathing, a fast heartbeat, or sweating. low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia). heart failure. Taking certain diabetes pills called thiazolidinediones or “TZDs” with Basaglar may cause heart failure in some people. This can happen even if you have never had heart failure or heart problems before. If you already have heart failure it may get worse while you take TZDs with Basaglar. Your healthcare provider should monitor you closely while you are taking TZDs with Basaglar. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new or worse symptoms of heart failure including:shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, sudden weight gain. Get emergency medical help if you have:trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, confusion. The most common side effects of Basaglar include: low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), allergic reactions, including reactions at the injection site, skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy).

Drug Interactions

Drugs That May Increase the Risk of Hypoglycemia Antidiabetic agents, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blocking agents, disopyramide, fibrates, fluoxetine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, pentoxifylline, pramlintide, propoxyphene, salicylates, somatostatin analogs (e.g., octreotide), and sulfonamide antibiotics. Drugs That May Decrease the Blood Glucose Lowering Effect of Basaglar Atypical antipsychotics (e.g., olanzapine and clozapine), corticosteroids, danazol, diuretics, estrogens, glucagon, isoniazid, niacin, oral contraceptives, phenothiazines, progestogens (e.g., in oral contraceptives), protease inhibitors, somatropin, sympathomimetic agents (e.g., albuterol, epinephrine, terbutaline), and thyroid hormones Drugs That May Increase or Decrease the Blood Glucose Lowering Effect of Basaglar Alcohol, beta-blockers, clonidine, and lithium salts. Pentamidine may cause hypoglycemia, which may sometimes be followed by hyperglycemia. Drugs That May Blunt Signs and Symptoms of Hypoglycemia beta-blockers, clonidine, guanethidine, and reserpine

In Case of Overdose

Excess insulin administration relative to food intake, energy expenditure, or both may lead to severe and sometimes prolonged and life-threatening hypoglycemia and hypokalemia . Mild episodes of hypoglycemia can be treated with oral glucose. Adjustments in drug dosage, meal patterns, or physical activity level may be needed. More severe episodes with coma, seizure, or neurologic impairment may be treated with intramuscular/subcutaneous glucagon or concentrated intravenous glucose. Sustained carbohydrate intake and observation may be necessary because hypoglycemia may recur after apparent clinical recovery. Hypokalemia must be corrected appropriately.

In Case of Missed Dose

Storage

Do not freeze Basaglar. Do not use Basaglar if it has been frozen. Basaglar must be protected from direct heat and light. Do not use after the expiration date.