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Frequently Asked Questions
What is BASAGLAR?
BASAGLAR is a long-acting prescription insulin used for controlling high blood sugar in children with Type 1 Diabetes and adults with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes (ages 6 and up). It’s administered once daily subcutaneously via an injectable pen (BASAGLAR KwikPen) and should never be pumped or injected intravenously.
How long does BASAGLAR take to begin working?
BASAGLAR takes about an hour and a half (90 minutes) to begin working after being injected.
How long does BASAGLAR last in the body?
BASAGLAR lasts approximately 24 hours in the body. It’s injected once daily.
Can BASAGLAR be used in an insulin pump?
No, BASAGLAR isn’t suitable for insulin pumps.
Is BASAGLAR safe to use during pregnancy?
Because no well-controlled clinical trials have proven BASAGLAR to be safe during pregnancy, it should only be used in situations where its benefits clearly outweigh any risks. If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, speak with your doctor about potential alternative medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose of BASAGLAR?
If you miss a dose of BASAGLAR and remember shortly, take it as soon as possible. That being said, don’t take more than one dose of BASAGLAR within 24 hours as it may increase your risk of hypoglycemia and other side effects. If you’ve missed a dose by more than a short window, it’s best to check your blood sugar regularly and contact your healthcare provider to get advice on how best to handle the situation.
About the Author
Ida Edlweiss Gumpal is a licensed Pharmacist and medical writer. She took her internships at Mercury Drug Corporation, Inc., a Hospital internship at De Vera Medical Center, Inc., and a Manufacturing internship at Philmed Laboratories, Inc. She has plans on attending medical school with the goal of specializing in Neurosurgery or Cardiothoracic surgery.