Brand name: Basaglar Kwikpen TM
Active ingredients: insulin glargine
What it is used for
Insulin glargine is an insulin analogue indicated for once-daily subcutaneous administration in the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus in adults and children and type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults who require insulin for the control of hypeglycaemia.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Discard 4 weeks after opening
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear to colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient insulin glargine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems