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Basaglar - Overview
Basaglar is a medication used in some people to improve glycemic control in some people with diabetes mellitus. People who might need a Basaglar KwikPen prescription can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe Basaglar injections when appropriate to do so.
What Is Basaglar?
Basaglar is a medication sometimes prescribed to people who need improved glycemic control in the setting of diabetes. Basaglar contains the active ingredient insulin glargine. The active ingredient in Basaglar is thought to work by stimulating peripheral glucose uptake in the body, blocking fat and protein breakdown, and glucose production in the liver. Given its long-acting nature, Basaglar improves glycemic control through a more convenient mechanism when compared to short-acting drugs with similar actions. Basaglar KwikPen should be utilized in conjunction with diet and exercise to achieve desired glycemic results..
Basaglar - Dosing and Cost
The dose of Basaglar prescribed depends on the health needs of the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. Basaglar is prescribed to be administered subcutaneously once per day, preferably at the same time of day, at different injection sites. The maximum serum insulin concentration after administration is approximately 12 hours. People paying out of pocket will find Basaglar expensive, costing approximately $50 per Basaglar 100 units / mL KwikPen at many pharmacies across the United States. Basaglar coupons are sometimes available online or through the manufacturer. Some insurance plans may also cover costs associated with the Basaglar KwikPen. Basaglar injections are typically available as Basaglar 100 units / mL in 3 mL prefilled syringes and should not be mixed with other solutions before use.
Can I Buy Basaglar Online?
One cannot just buy Basaglar online because Basaglar is a medication that first requires a consultation with and prescription from a medical provider before it can be dispensed by a pharmacy. Because of this, Basaglar OTC is not available, either. People who might need a Basaglar insulin prescription, including Basaglar KwikPen, can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe Basaglar when appropriate to do so.
Basaglar - Side Effects
Basaglar can cause side effects when used. Side effects that may occur from Basaglar KwikPen use include pain, redness, rash and irritation at the injection site, weight gain and edema. Like other medications used in improving glycemic control, Basaglar can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and care should be taken when using the medication. Basaglar and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity to Basaglar or other insulin-based medications should not use Basaglar. Prior to using Basaglar, it is important to discuss concerns about side effects with a qualified medical practitioner.
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Last updated April 14, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.