Medicine Overview of Basalog Solution for Injection
Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge is used in the treatment of diabetes
Side Effects of Basalog are Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level), Injection site allergic reaction.
Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.
Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge is a long-acting insulin that provides consistent, all-day sugar control. It works like your body's natural insulin. Insulin facilitates reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppresses the production of sugar in the liver.
In Depth Information on Basalog Solution for Injection
Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge helps to control blood glucose level and avoids long-term complications.
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side-effect; learn how to identify and manage its symptoms (sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry vision, headache) and teach your family as well.
Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites.
Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
- Opened vials/cartridge are good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator (2°C–8°C).
Do not use if the preparation is no longer clear and colourless, or if it contains particles.
You should continue to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and take your other diabetes medicines along with Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge.
Basalog Solution for Injection related warnings
Taking Insulin Glargine with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge is safe to use during lactation.
Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Basalog 100 IU Refill Cartridge may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
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Frequently asked questions about Basalog Solution for Injection
Q. Does Basalog/ Lantus insulin peak?
No, Basalog, whose action is steady and prolonged, has a relatively constant concentration time profile over 24 hours with no peaks
Q. Does Basalog/ Lantus insulin come in a pen?
Yes, Basalog is available in a pen style formulation
Q. Is Basalog/ Lantus insulin long acting?
Yes, Basalog has a relatively constant concentration time profile over 24 hours hence it is long acting
Q. How does Basalog work?
Basalog is modified artificially prepared insulin (equivalent to human insulin) which is completely soluble in acidic pH of the glargine solution. Basalog acts by replacing the normal production of insulin and by helping transfer sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is utilized to generate energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar. After the injection of Basalog into the subcutaneous tissue (upper layer of skin), the acidic solution is neutralized leading to formation of micro particles (micro-precipitates) from which small amounts of Basalog are continuously released, providing a prolonged duration of action of insulin. Basalog solutions have long and steady blood-sugar-lowering action
Q. How much does Basalog cost?
The cost of Basalog depends upon the various brands available in the market. Please read details on the package for the correct price of the produc
Q. Does Basalog/ Lantus insulin need to be refrigerated?
Unopened cartridges of Basalog/ Lantus must be stored in a refrigerator where the temperature is between 2 - 8°C. When the cartridge has been inserted into the injection pen, the cartridge pen combination should not be put in the refrigerator and should be kept at room temperature
Q. Does Basalog/ Lantus insulin cause weight gain?
There are no known effects of Basalog/lantus on weight gai
Q. Does Basalog/ Lantus insulin cause cancer?
There are no known effects of Basalog/ Lantus on causing cancer
Q. What is Basalog/ Lantus used for?
Basalog. Lantus is used to reduce high blood sugar (glucose) levels in people with diabetes mellitus. Basalog is used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin) and type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally)
Q. Is Basalog/ Lantus synthetic?
Yes, Basalog is a genetically modified insulin that is grown in a laboratory, and is similar to human insulin
Q. Is Basalog/ Lantus safe?
Yes, Basalog is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Can Basalog/ Lantus be mixed?
Basalog. Lantus solution must not be mixed with any other glargine or insulin preparation. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage, frequency, duration, or use of any concomitant medications
Q. How is Basalog/ Lantus made?
Basalog.Lantus is produced by recombinant DNA technology with the help of a non-pathogenic (non-disease causing) laboratory strain of bacteria (Escherichia coli [K12]) as the production organism
Q. Is Lantus insulin (insulin glargine) the same as Levemir (insulin detemir)?
Both Lantus and Levemir are both long lasting forms of insulin (made by recombinant DNA technology) and are similar to human insulin. However, the duration of Levemir is slightly shorter than Lantus
Q. Is Basalog/ Lantus clear or cloudy?
Basalog. Lantus solutions should be clear. Do not use if Basalog preparations is no longer clear and colorless or if it contains particles.
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