Basaglar is a medication and long-acting insulin that can be used for either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes treatment and specifically with regulating blood sugar levels. With Type 2 diabetes treatment this insulin injection works to promote more sugar moving into cells and not remaining in the blood, while with Type 1 diabetes treatment it makes up for the body’s natural lack of insulin. It is typically used in combination with a mealtime insulin medication to get A1C hemoglobin test scores down to 7% of lower as a measure of effective blood sugar control. Basaglar insulin may also be prescribed for children ages 6 and up with Type 1 diabetes.
Standard dosage for Basaglar insulin is to take 1 injection per day.
Injection may be made into one of 3 acceptable injection sites: back of upper arms / abdomen (excluding a 2” radius around navel) / thighs.
Switch to a different injection site for each day’s injection, and most users alternate between them for each one. Repeated injections at the same site will increase the chance of lipodystrophy.
Take new pen out of fridge approximately 1 hour before planned injection.
Wash your hands.
Remove the pen cap and make sure the medication is clear and has no color.
Clean the rubber seal with an alcohol swab / attach a new pen needle for each injection.
Remove the paper tab and push the needle straight onto the pen.
Remove the outer pen needle cap and keep it for removing needle following injection.
Remove the inner needle cap and discard.
Turn the dose counter to 2 units and press the green injection button in fully until reading ‘0’ (zero) and check for a small amount of solution to come from the needle tip. Seeing this is required before you move to start the injection.
Turn dose counter until correct prescribed dose is loaded / inject the dose.
At the injection site, insert the needle into your skin at a 90-degree angle / press the green injection button down completely and hold it until ‘0’ shows in dose window / count to 5 before releasing the injection button and removing the needle / release the injection button and remove the needle from your skin.
Remove and discard needle only as shown in your medication.
Store your pen at room temperature following administering the first dose with it.
The active ingredient in Basaglar is Insulin Glargine.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, heart failure, peripheral edema, or fluid retention before starting on Basaglar insulin.
Medication is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Keep your Basaglar flexpen stored at the proper temperature as indicated in your medication.
Be sure to change needles as indicated and do not remove outer cap on pen until you are ready to give yourself an injection right away.
There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Basaglar and other Rx medications, including luoxetine / pentoxifylline / pramlintide / salicylates / octreotide / sulfonamide antibiotics / DPP-4 inhibitors / SGLT-2 inhibitors / olanzapine / clozapine / corticosteroids / danazol / diuretics, estrogens / glucagon / isoniazid / oral contraceptives / phenothiazines / protease inhibitors / albuterol / epinephrine / terbutaline / clonidine / guanethidine / reserpine.
Tell your doctor of all medications you are taking before receiving a medication and proceeding to buy Basaglar insulin from Canada.
Side effects from using Basaglar insulin are possible, and some users may experience low blood sugar levels, lightheadedness or dizziness, fatigue, sweating, headache, confusion, speech difficulties, or anxiety or irritability. If Basaglar side effects are experienced you may want to discontinue use and speak to your doctor again for insulin pen alternatives as part of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes treatment.