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Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch

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Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.
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Introduction

Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch is an ultra long-acting type of insulin used to treat types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus in both adults and children. It provides a steady level of insulin in the body for an entire day and helps control blood sugar levels. This helps to prevent complications of diabetes.

Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch can be prescribed by itself or along with a fast-acting type of insulin or other diabetes medicines. Your doctor or nurse will teach you the correct way of injecting it under the skin. You should use this medicine regularly as per the dose advised to get the most benefit. It is usually taken once daily at the same time every day. However, on occasions when administration at the same time of the day is not possible, it may be taken at a different time of the day. Always ensure that there is a minimum gap of 8 hours between doses. If you stop taking it your blood sugar levels may rise very high and put you at risk of serious complications. It is only a part of the treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

The most common side effect of this medicine is low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). To prevent this, it is important to always inject only the correct dose of medicine only, have regular meals and monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Drinking excessive alcohol can also lead to a fall in your blood sugar levels. Other side effects include allergy at the injection site like redness, swelling, or hard lumps (lipohypertrophy). Some people may also gain weight while taking insulin.

Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver or heart problems before starting treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before using it.

Uses of Tresiba Solution for Injection

Benefits of Tresiba Solution for Injection

In Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 & Type 2)

Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch is a long-acting type of insulin that provides steady, all-day sugar control. It replaces the insulin that is normally produced in the body. This helps the glucose get into your cells so your body can use it for energy. Lowering of blood sugar level helps reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs.

You will need to learn exactly how, where, and when to inject this insulin for it to be most effective. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Side effects of Tresiba Solution for Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tresiba

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Injection site allergic reaction
  • Lipodystrophy (skin thickening or pits at the injection site)

How to use Tresiba Solution for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

How Tresiba Solution for Injection works

Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequent and regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised.
Liver
CAUTION
Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Frequent and regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised.

What if you forget to take Tresiba Solution for Injection?

If you miss a dose of Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch take it as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses of Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch within 8 hours of each other.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • This medicine is injected under the skin. It needs to be injected once daily, at the same time every day.
  • 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.
  • Do not use if the preparation is no longer clear and colorless or if it contains particles.
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side effect. Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you so that you can take it when you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor and anxiety.
  • Opened vials/cartridge stay good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator (2°C–8°C).

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Insulin analogue
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Tresiba with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Apriace
MODERATE
Brand(s): Capotril, Aceten, Angiopril
MODERATE
Brand(s): Enatol, AB-Pril, Inopril
MODERATE
Brand(s): Fovas
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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Diabetes mellitus type 2 ,thirst
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
A person can control his or her sugar levels by doing regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOUR DOCTOR AND FOLLOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you should not treat it as disease but a start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications like kidney or heart problems .online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
Any latest discoveris for type 1 mellitus Diabetes?
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Diabetes Ireland is delighted to hear of the Harvard success and congratulate Professor Melton and colleagues on figuring out the complex series of steps necessary to turn stem cells into beta cells. Hopefully, they can negotiate the regulations for mass production so that an abundant supply of beta cells is available an new and innovative methods will be developed to cure/treat Type 1 diabetes. Type I diabetes is an autoimmune condition whereby the body kills off its own beta (insulin producing) cells resulting in the need for daily insulin administration through the skin. Replacing beta cells in the first step towards a cure, but the replaced beta cells need to be protected from the body?s autoimmune response. This means protecting them in a coating or taking drugs to prevent the response (possible worse side effects than diabetes).
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Q. What is Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch?

Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch is an ultra long-acting type of insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children (as young as 1 year of age) with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch works like the insulin that is normally produced by the body and helps move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy production. Also, it stops the liver from producing more sugar and this helps to normalize the blood sugar levels.

Q. Are Insulin glargine and Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch the same?

Both insulin glargine and Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch are man-made versions of human insulin, but they are different in some aspects. On one hand, insulin glargine is a long-acting insulin that helps to maintain adequate blood sugar control for an entire day, although it cannot be combined with any other type of insulin. Whereas, on the other hand, Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch is an ultra long-acting insulin that helps control blood sugar levels for more than a day and can be safely combined with other types of insulin (e.g., fast-acting insulin).

Q. Is Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch better than Insulin Detemir?

Both Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch and Insulin Detemir are long-acting insulins with almost similar effectiveness and safety. The only difference is that Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch has the longest duration of action (more than 40 hours) and this helps to maintain steady blood sugar levels throughout this duration. Some studies have reported that Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch may have a slightly lesser risk of hypoglycemia.

Q. Can Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch cause weight gain?

Yes, Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch may cause weight gain in some patients. This may be due to the anabolic effect of insulin which promotes the storage of glucose and fat.

Q. Can Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch raise your blood sugar?

No, Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch by itself does not raise your blood sugar. However, if you stop taking Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch, miss a dose or take a dose lower than what is prescribed, your blood sugar levels may rise. Furthermore, if the person has any other condition along with diabetes, especially infections, stress, irregular meals or reduced activity levels, it may also lead to high blood sugar levels. As a result, their requirement for Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch may increase further. Consult your doctor to know about any dose changes if you have been facing any of these issues or if your blood sugar levels are not controlled.

Q. Do I have to take Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch at the same time every day?

Yes, take Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch preferably at the same time every day and exactly as advised by your doctor. On occasions when it is not possible to take it at the same time of the day, it can be taken at a different time of the day. Make sure to have a minimum gap of 8 hours between doses. However, children and young adults must take their dose at the same time every day.

Q. Can Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch be used in combination with other diabetes medicines?

Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch can be safely used in combination with other diabetes medicines or fast-acting insulins, if prescribed by the doctor. Take it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor to get maximum benefit. However, taking thiazolidinediones (TZDs), like pioglitazone, with Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch may cause heart failure in some people. This can happen even if you have never had heart failure or heart problems. In case you already have heart failure, it may get worse on taking TZDs with Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines, particularly any other diabetes medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you have or ever had any heart problems.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch?

Your doctor will advise certain lifestyle changes and you must adhere to them. Stay active and exercise regularly. Avoid missing meals and monitor your blood sugar levels. You may consult a dietician and follow a diet chart that suits you best. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch affects you. Do not drink alcohol as it may cause some undesirable side effects like dizziness. Tell your doctor about all the other medicines that you are taking as they may affect your dosage.

Q. Can Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch be used alone?

Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch can help with daily management of diabetes. However, you may still need to use short-acting insulin to treat spikes in your blood sugar levels and diabetic ketoacidosis (a dangerous buildup of acids in your blood).

Q. Is Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch basal insulin?

Yes, Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch is basal insulin. There are three types of basal insulin currently available: Glargine, Detemir and Degludec. The pharmacies sell these under different brand names. Basal insulin is a slow-acting type of insulin. People take it between mealtimes and before bedtime to control blood sugar outside of eating.

Q. How does basal insulin work?

Long-acting insulins are also called basal or background insulins. They keep working in the background to keep your blood sugar under control throughout your daily routine. They’re absorbed into your body over a 24-hour period. Therefore, they keep blood sugar levels lowered for longer than short-acting insulins do.

Q. How is Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch administered?

Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch is injected just below the skin (subcutaneously). Your doctor will train you on the correct method and the areas (abdomen or stomach, thighs, arms, hips or buttocks) where you should inject it. It is advised that the site of injection should be changed within the chosen area of skin, for every dose. For example, if you have been advised to inject it into the skin of your stomach, avoid puncturing the same point on your stomach every day. Rather, inject the needle at a site that is slightly away, say around 1cm, from the previous injection. You can also consider switching sides while injecting, like choosing the right side on one day and the left side on the next day. This way, you can reduce the complications associated with repeated injections in the same site such as thickening of the fat tissue below the skin known as lipodystrophy, irritation, pain etc. After one to two weeks, you should move to another area of your body (eg. from the stomach to the arms or thighs) as advised by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you face any problems while injecting Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch.

Q. Can Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch be used alone?

Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch can help with daily management of diabetes. Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch is a long acting type of insulin that helps to normalize blood sugar levels for an entire day. However, you may still be prescribed a short-acting insulin or oral diabetes medicines to treat the spike (rise) in your blood sugar levels after taking a meal. Follow your doctor’s advice for keeping an adequate control on your blood sugar levels.

Q. Is Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch a basal insulin? How does it work?

Yes, Tresiba 100IU/ml Flextouch is a type of basal insulin or background insulin. These are long-acting insulins that keep working in the background over a 24 hour period (or more), to keep your blood sugar levels under control throughout your daily routine.

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