Important Facts About Basaglar® (bāz-a-glar). It is also known as insulin glargine injection.
Basaglar is a long-acting insulin that is only available with a prescription. It is used to control high blood sugar in:
It is not known if Basaglar is safe and effective in children with type 2 diabetes or in children younger than 6 years with type 1 diabetes. There were no studies done with Basaglar in these groups of children. If your doctor decides to give your child Basaglar, he or she may give you special instructions.
Basaglar is not used to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.
Do not take Basaglar if you have:
Do not reuse needles or share your Basaglar prefilled pen with other people. You or the other person can get a serious infection. This can happen even if you change the needle.
Do not change the insulin you use or your dose, unless your doctor tells you to. This could cause low or high blood sugar, which could be serious.
Basaglar may cause serious side effects. Some of these can lead to death. The possible serious side effects of Basaglar are:
Common side effects
The most common side effects of Basaglar are:
These are not all of the possible side effects. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. You can report side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Talk with your doctor about low blood sugar and how to manage it. Tell your doctor:
about all of the medicines you take, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
about any other prescription medicines you take, especially ones called TZDs.
about all of your medical conditions, including if you have heart failure or other heart, liver, or kidney problems. If you have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Basaglar.
if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Basaglar may harm your unborn or breastfeeding baby.
How to take
The Basaglar prefilled pen is a disposable insulin delivery device for use by a single patient to inject Basaglar. Read the Instructions for Use that come with your Basaglar prefilled pen. These instructions provide details on how to prepare and inject a dose of Basaglar, and how to throw away used Basaglar prefilled pens and needles.
Be sure to check your blood sugar levels and use Basaglar exactly as your doctor tells you to. Your doctor may tell you to change your dose because of illness, increased stress, or changes in your weight, diet, or level of physical activity or exercise. He or she may also tell you to change your dose because of other medicines you take.
Before injecting your Basaglar
You can inject Basaglar yourself, or you can have a trained caregiver inject it for you. Make sure you or your caregiver:
When you are ready to inject
Staying safe while taking your Basaglar
To stay safe while taking Basaglar, be sure you only use Basaglar that is clear and colorless and does not have any particles.
Be sure you do not:
For more information, call 1-800-545-5979 or go to Basaglar.com.
This summary provides basic information about Basaglar but does not include all information known about this medicine. Read the information that comes with your prescription each time your prescription is filled. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor. Be sure to talk to your doctor or other health care provider about Basaglar and how to take it. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide if Basaglar is right for you.
Basaglar® is a registered trademark owned or licensed by Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries, or affiliates.
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