SELECT SAFETY INFORMATION
CONTRAINDICATIONS

BASAGLAR is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia, and in patients with hypersensitivity to insulin glargine or one of its excipients.

The BASAGLAR Experience resources in Spanish are designed to help your patients get off to a good start

When it’s time for your Spanish-speaking patients to start insulin, BASAGLAR offers Spanish language resources designed to help. For example:

  • The Beginning BASAGLAR App for Apple® and Android® devices is an interactive experience that guides patients through injection using their KwikPen®, and it helps them* download a Savings Card
  • Patients can find answers to many of their questions on the Spanish BASAGLAR Patient Website, an online resource with information and education that is easy to access
  • Spanish-speaking mentors are available to patients enrolled in the BASAGLAR GoodStart Program

*Eligible commercially insured patients.

The Basaglar Experience resources and support are available in English and Spanish.

Visit BASAGLAR.com/espanol or contact your BASAGLAR representative for resources tailored for your Hispanic/Latino patients.

Resources to help facilitate discussion with Hispanic/Latino patients

Hispanic/Latino Video Resource
Follow Dr. Rosemarie Lajara through a typical day to see how she provides care for her Hispanic/Latino patients.

Hispanic Culture Connection: This guide offers insights and tips to help you and your staff with in-office discussions.

Indication and Important Safety Information
Indication

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.

LIMITATION OF USE

BASAGLAR is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

CONTRAINDICATIONS

BASAGLAR is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia, and in patients with hypersensitivity to insulin glargine or one of its excipients.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

BASAGLAR prefilled pens must never be shared between patients, even if the needle is changed. Sharing poses a risk of transmission of blood borne pathogens.


Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, injection site, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. Any changes in insulin regimen should be made cautiously and only under close medical supervision, and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased. Due to reports of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, advise patients who have repeatedly injected into areas of lipodystrophy or localized cutaneous amyloidosis to change the injection site to unaffected areas and closely monitor blood glucose. For patients with type 2 diabetes, dosage adjustments of concomitant anti-diabetic products may be needed.


Hypoglycemia is the most common adverse reaction associated with insulins, including BASAGLAR. Severe hypoglycemia can cause seizures, may be life-threatening, or cause death.


Accidental mix-ups between another insulin glargine product (100 units/mL) and other insulins, particularly rapid-acting insulins, have been reported. To avoid medication errors between BASAGLAR and other insulins, instruct patients to always check the insulin label before each injection.


Severe, life-threatening, generalized allergy, including anaphylaxis, can occur with insulin products, including BASAGLAR. If hypersensitivity reactions occur, discontinue BASAGLAR; treat per standard of care and monitor until symptoms and signs resolve. BASAGLAR is contraindicated in patients who have had hypersensitivity reactions to insulin glargine or one of the excipients.


All insulin products, including BASAGLAR, cause a shift in potassium from the extracellular to intracellular space, possibly leading to hypokalemia. Untreated hypokalemia may cause respiratory paralysis, ventricular arrhythmia, and death. Monitor potassium levels in patients at risk for hypokalemia if indicated.


Thiazolidinediones (TZDs), which are peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-gamma agonists, can cause dose-related fluid retention, particularly when used in combination with insulin. Fluid retention may lead to or exacerbate heart failure. These patients should be observed for signs and symptoms of heart failure. If heart failure occurs, dosage reduction or discontinuation of TZD must be considered.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

Adverse reactions commonly associated with insulin glargine products (5% or greater incidence) are: hypoglycemia, allergic reactions, injection site reaction, lipodystrophy, pruritus, rash, edema, and weight gain.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Certain drugs may affect glucose metabolism, requiring insulin dose adjustment and close monitoring of blood glucose. The signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia may be blunted when beta-blockers, clonidine, guanethidine, and reserpine are co-administered with BASAGLAR.

BV HCP ISI 25NOV2019

For more information, please see Full Prescribing Information and Patient Information. Please see Instructions for Use.

References
1. BASAGLAR [Prescribing Information]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company. 2. Rosenstock J, Hollander P, Bhargava A, et al. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2015;17:734-741. 3. Data on file, Lilly USA, LLC. BAS20160408A. 4. Data on file, Lilly USA, LLC. BAS20160811B. 5. Lantus [Prescribing Information]. Bridgewater, NJ: sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC; 2018. 6. Linnebjerg H, Lam EC, Seger ME, et al. Diabetes Care. 2015;38:2226-2233. 7. Blevins TC, Dahl D, Rosenstock J, et al. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2015;17:726-733. 8. Data on file, Lilly USA, LLC. BAS20151103E. 9. Data on file, Lilly USA, LLC. BAS20160811A. 10. Gerstein HC, Yale JF, Harris SB, et al. Diabet Med. 2006;23:736-742. 11. BASAGLAR KwikPen [Instructions for Use]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company. 12. Hirsch LJ, Gibney MA, Qu S, et al. Curr Med Res Opin. 2010;26(6):1531-1541. 13. Fischer MA, Stedman MR, Lii J, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25(4):284-290. 14. Data on file, Lilly USA, LLC. DOF-BV-US-0002.