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Basaglar 100IU Injection
Salt Composition : Insulin
Manufacturer : CIPLA LTD
Origin of Medicine : United States of America
Introduction to Basaglar 100iu Injection
Basaglar 100IU/ml injection contains an active component called Insulin glargine. This medicine is a modified form of human insulin, and it has a long and steady blood-sugar-lowering action. It is used to treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults and pediatric patients. It is not recommended for diabetic ketoacidosis patients.
Inform your doctor if you have a liver or kidney problem, are obese(overweight), have acute illness, edema or sodium retention, have eye problems, low blood pressure, and are allergic to Insulin glargine or any of its ingredients. Elderly patients should be cautious while taking the medicine. Your doctor will advise you to monitor your blood pressure while under medication. Consult your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant or think you may be pregnant or while you are breastfeeding.
Uses of Basaglar 100iu Injection
- Diabetes mellitus
Therapeutic Effects of Basaglar 100iu Injection
Basaglar 100IU/ml injection involves providing a slow and consistent release of insulin to mimic the basal insulin secretion in individuals with diabetes. This helps regulate blood glucose levels, prevents hyperglycemia, and reduces the risk of hypoglycemia, contributing to better management of diabetes.
Interaction of Basaglar 100iu Injection with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Basaglar 100IU/ml injection and can cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Basaglar 100iu Injection
- Store at 2°C - 8°C
- Keep children away from the sight and reach of this medication.
How to consume Basaglar 100iu Injection
The medicine will be administered to you by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. It is usually administered in the skin (subcutaneously). Your doctor will decide the dose, route of administration, and frequency based on your disease condition and other factors.
Safety Advices for Basaglar 100iu Injection
It is unknown whether Basaglar 100IU/ml injection is harmful to the unborn baby. Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby think you may be pregnant.
It is unknown whether Basaglar 100IU/ml injection is excreted in breast milk. So, before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for more information.
It is unknown whether Basaglar 100IU/ml injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.
Inform your physician about any underlying liver disorders before taking Basaglar 100IU/ml injection, as this medication should be used cautiously in liver disease patients.
It is unknown whether it is safe to consume alcohol under medication. So, it is recommended to consult your doctor before taking medicine.
Basaglar 100IU/ml injection may cause side effects like tiredness or drowsiness. It is recommended to avoid driving and using machines.
Side Effects of Basaglar 100iu Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Brain damage
- Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
- Weight gain
- Allergic reactions
- Injection site reaction (skin thickening or pits)
Word of Advice
It is advised to avoid drinking or limiting your consumption to avoid undesirable side effects. It may increase or decrease your blood sugar level when you are under medication. Consult your doctor before driving or when to start driving while taking medicine; as it may affect your driving ability, it is recommended to be cautious. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to sodium, as this medicine may contain sodium as an ingredient, or if you feel any changes in your eyesight while taking the medicine.
Q 1. What precautions should I take while on Basaglar 100IU/ml injection?
Be aware of any potential infections that could come up, and consult your doctor. Your doctor will advise you to check the blood glucose level and urine test. Let them know if you're having any new or worse symptoms immediately.
Q 2. Can I drive when I take Basaglar 100IU/ml injection?
No. It is recommended to avoid driving when you take the medicine, as it can cause drowsiness. Consult your doctor before driving.
Q 3. Can an elderly individual safely take Basaglar 100IU/ml injection?
Elderly patients should be cautious while taking the medicine because this medicine may cause hypoglycemia, which is difficult to identify in them, so it is important to be cautious and consult your doctor before taking the medicine.
Q 4. Can I take Basaglar 100IU/ml injection if I have low blood pressure?
It is recommended to inform your doctor about your condition before starting taking the medicine.
Q 5. Can I take Basaglar 100IU/ml injection if I have diabetic ketosis?
No, It is not recommended to treat diabetic ketosis patients.
Fact Box of Basaglar 100iu Injection
Molecule name: Insulin glargine
Therapeutic class: Anti-diabetic
Pharmacological class: Insulin analogue
Indications: Diabetes mellitus
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- Sanofi-aventis,. US Food and Drug Administration, FDA [Revised on July 2015] [Accessed on 10th Oc 2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2019/021081s072lbl.pdf
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- KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Insulin, oral hypoglycaemic drugs and glucagon, 7th edition, 2013, 259-270.
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