Basaglar (Insulin Glargine)

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    BASAGLAR (insulin glargine) is long-acting insulin prescribed to regulate blood sugar in patients with diabetes mellitus.

    Patients with diabetes have blood sugar levels that are too high or too low. BASAGLAR insulin helps to regulate these levels and keep blood sugar in a normal range.


    Inject BASAGLAR under the skin once daily at the same time each day.

    The prescribing physician will determine the dose of BASAGLAR.

    Do not mix BASAGLAR with other types of insulin in the same syringe.

    Once opened, BASAGLAR vials or pens should be stored at room temperature for up to 28 days.


    The active ingredient in BASAGLAR is insulin glargine.


    Some medications can raise or lower blood sugar, which can change the amount of insulin required to bring blood sugar into a normal range. Some of these medications may include:

    • Alcohol
    • Atypical Antipsychotics
    • Corticosteroids
    • Disopyramide
    • Diuretics
    • Estrogens/Progesterones
    • Fibrates
    • Fluoxetine
    • Isoniazid
    • Lithium
    • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
    • Niacin
    • Oral antidiabetic agents
    • Pentoxifylline
    • Phenothiazine derivatives
    • Pramlintide
    • Propoxyphene
    • Protease inhibitors
    • Salicylates
    • Somatostatin Analogues
    • Somatropin
    • Sulfonamide Antibiotics
    • Sympathomimetic agents
    • Thyroid replacement medication

    Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a severe and sometimes life-threatening side effect of insulin use. It is essential to be aware of the symptoms of hypoglycemia so it can be treated early. These medications may mask the symptoms and make it harder to detect:

    • Beta-blockers
    • Clonidine
    • Guanethidine
    • Reserpine


    Do not share insulin pens with other patients, even if the pen needle is changed between each injection.

    Monitor blood sugar closely when making any changes to the insulin regimen, including adding or removing meal-time insulin, changing administration sites, changing manufacturers, or changing the time of administration.

    Examine the label carefully before each BASAGLAR injection to lower the risk of medication errors.

    Side Effects

    Common side effects that can happen with BASAGLAR may include:

    • Allergic reactions
    • Edema
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Injection site reactions
    • Lipodystrophy
    • Pruritis
    • Rash
    • Weight gain


    Basaglar [package insert] Indianapolis, IN: Lilly; 2019.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13366

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