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Health System Management • December 2016

Not actual size. MEET BASAGLAR® A basal insulin with an identical amino acid sequence to that of Lantus® (insulin glargine injection)1,2 INDICATION BASAGLAR® is indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. LIMITATION OF USE BASAGLAR is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION CONTRAINDICATIONS BASAGLAR is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia, and in patients with hypersensitivity to insulin glargine or one of its excipients. WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS BASAGLAR KwikPen® must never be shared between patients, even if the needle is changed. Sharing poses a risk of transmission of blood borne pathogens. Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may aff ect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously and only under close medical supervision, and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased. For patients with type 2 diabetes, dosage adjustments of concomitant anti-diabetic products may be needed. Hypoglycemia is the most common adverse reaction associated with insulins, including BASAGLAR. Severe hypoglycemia can cause seizures, may be life-threatening, or cause death. Accidental mix-ups between another insulin glargine product (100 units/mL) and other insulins, particularly rapid-acting insulins, have been reported. To avoid medication errors between BASAGLAR and other insulins, instruct patients to always check the insulin label before each injection. Severe, life-threatening, generalized allergy, including anaphylaxis, can occur with insulin products, including BASAGLAR. If hypersensitivity reactions occur, discontinue BASAGLAR; treat per standard of care and monitor until symptoms and signs resolve. BASAGLAR is contraindicated in patients who have had hypersensitivity reactions to insulin glargine or one of the excipients.


Health System Management • December 2016
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