Tresiba FlexTouch

Drug List

Tresiba FlexTouch

Drug Name

Tresiba FlexTouch (Insulin Degludec)

Manufactured By

Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Class

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Used to improve blood sugar control in patients one year of age and older with diabetes mellitus. Tresiba may be used for type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

How To Use

Use Tresiba exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. A dose counter on the injection pen shows your dose in units. Do not convert your dose. Tresiba is injected under the skin. You will be shown how to use injections at home. Do not give yourself Tresiba if you do not understand how to use the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes. Tresiba must not be given with an insulin pump, or mixed with other insulins. Do not inject insulin into a vein or a muscle. Tresiba is usually given once daily, at any time of the day. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully. Your care provider will show you the best places on your body to inject Tresiba. Use a different place each time you give an injection. Do not inject into the same place two times in a row. Use only the prefilled injection pen that comes with Tresiba FlexTouch. Attach a new needle before each use. Do not transfer the insulin from the pen into a syringe. Never share a Tresiba FlexTouch injection pen with another person, even if the needle has been changed. Sharing these devices can allow infections or disease to pass from one person to another. Use a disposable needle and syringe only once. Follow any state or local laws about throwing away used needles and syringes. Use a puncture-proof "sharps" disposal container (ask your pharmacist where to get one and how to throw it away). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can happen to everyone who has diabetes. Symptoms include headache, hunger, sweating, irritability, dizziness, nausea, fast heart rate, and feeling anxious or shaky. To quickly treat low blood sugar, always keep a fast-acting source of sugar with you such as fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, or non-diet soda. Your doctor can prescribe a glucagon emergency injection kit to use in case you have severe hypoglycemia and cannot eat or drink. Be sure your family and close friends know how to give you this injection in an emergency. Also watch for signs of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) such as increased thirst or urination, blurred vision, headache, and tiredness. Blood sugar levels can be affected by stress, illness, surgery, exercise, alcohol use, or skipping meals. Ask your doctor before changing your insulin dose or schedule. Tresiba is only part of a complete treatment program that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, regular blood sugar testing, and special medical care. Follow your doctor's instructions very closely. Keep Tresiba in its original container protected from heat and light. Do not freeze insulin or store it near the cooling element in a refrigerator. Throw away any insulin that has been frozen. Storing unopened (not in use) Tresiba: * Refrigerate and use until expiration date; or * Store at room temperature and use within 8 weeks (56 days). Storing opened (in use) Tresiba: * Store the injection pen at room temperature (do not refrigerate) and use within 8 weeks. Do not store the injection pen with a needle attached. Do not use Tresiba FlexTouch if it looks cloudy or has changed colors. Call your pharmacist for new medicine. Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Wear a diabetes medical alert tag in case of emergency. Any medical care provider who treats you should know that you have diabetes.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Tresiba: hives, itching, skin rash; wheezing, tiredness, trouble breathing; feeling like you might pass out; nausea, diarrhea; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have: * fluid retention - weight gain, swelling in your hands or feet, feeling short of breath; or * low potassium - leg cramps, constipation, irregular heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, increased thirst or urination, numbness or tingling, muscle weakness or limp feeling. Common Tresiba side effects may include: * low blood sugar; * itching, mild skin rash; or * thickening or hollowing of the skin where you injected the medicine. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Drug Interactions

Many other medicines can affect your blood sugar, and some medicines can increase or decrease the effects of insulin. Some drugs can also cause you to have fewer symptoms of hypoglycemia, making it harder to tell when your blood sugar is low. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

In Case of Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Insulin overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia. Symptoms include drowsiness, confusion, blurred vision, numbness or tingling in your mouth, trouble speaking, muscle weakness, clumsy or jerky movements, seizure (convulsions), or loss of consciousness.

In Case of Missed Dose

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Then continue your regular dosing schedule, allowing at least 8 hours to pass between doses. Do not use extra insulin to make up a missed dose. Keep insulin on hand at all times. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

Storage

Keep Tresiba in its original container protected from heat and light. Do not freeze insulin or store it near the cooling element in a refrigerator. Throw away any insulin that has been frozen. Storing unopened (not in use) Tresiba: * Refrigerate and use until expiration date; or * Store at room temperature and use within 8 weeks (56 days). Storing opened (in use) Tresiba: * Store the injection pen at room temperature (do not refrigerate) and use within 8 weeks. Do not store the injection pen with a needle attached.