Basaglar treats adults and children with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 2 diabetes. Basaglar is a long-acting, man-made insulin.
Basaglar is a prescription medication used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Basaglar belongs to a group of drugs called long-acting insulins. These work by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body and by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy.
This medication is available in an injectable from to be given directly under the skin (subcutaneously) once a day.
Common side effects of Basaglar include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), allergic reactions, and injection site reactions.
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Uses of Basaglar
Basaglar is a prescription medication used to improve blood sugar control in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Basaglar Drug Class
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Side Effects of Basaglar
Serious side effects have been reported with Basaglar. See the "Drug Precautions" section.
Common side effects of Basaglar include the following:
- hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
- allergic reactions
- injection site reactions
- lipodystrophy (pitting at the injection site)
- edema (fluid retention)
- weight gain
This is not a complete list of Basaglar side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.