Basalog 100IU/ml Injection 5ml (Insulin Glargine 100IU)
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Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 & Type 2)
5ml in 1 injection
Insulin Glargine (100IU/ml)
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About Basalog 100IU/ml Injection 5ml
BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML is a long-acting insulin that contains insulin glargine. This is a modified insulin, very similar to human insulin. Human insulin is the name which describes synthetic (human-made) insulin which is laboratory grown to mimic the insulin in humans. BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML is used to treat diabetes mellitus in adults, adolescents and children aged 2 years and above. Diabetes mellitus is a disease where your body does not produce enough insulin to control the level of blood sugar. BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML has a long and steady blood-sugar-lowering action. Long-acting insulin takes about 2 hours to start acting, and is designed to act uniformly so that there is no peak activity as such. The duration of long-acting insulin is up to 24 hours. Treatment with BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML helps to prevent complications from your diabetes. Do not use BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML to treat diabetic ketoacidosis (too much of acids in the blood).
BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML is a long-acting insulin that works by ensuring consistent sugar control. Hence, it helps lower blood sugar levels throughout the day. Based on your lifestyle and the results of your blood sugar (glucose) tests and your previous insulin usage. Your doctor will advise you how much BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML per day you will need and at what time you need to take.
Your doctor may tell you to use it in combination with a short-acting insulin or with oral anti-diabetics used to treat high blood sugar levels. Many factors may influence your blood sugar level. You should know these factors so that you are able to react correctly to changes in your blood sugar level and to prevent it from becoming too high or too low.
In some cases, you may experience injection site reactions such as lumps under the skin. The injection site should be rotated to prevent skin changes such as lumps under the skin. You may also experience symptoms of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) such as sweating, clammy skin, anxiety, fast heartbeat. Most of these side effects of BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Try not to stop taking BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML of your own. Let your doctor know about this, as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Do not take BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML if you have any low blood glucose levels, kidney, liver, or heart problems, or problems with alcohol or other prescription recreational drugs. Along with BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML, you should take a healthy diet, do regular exercise, and maintain weight as advised by your doctor. BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML is a cold chain medicine, and so it has to be stored in the refrigerator between 2-8 degrees Celsius else its efficiency might get lost. Do not store in the freezer of the fridge.
Uses of Basalog 100IU/ml Injection 5ml
Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Type 2 diabetes mellitus
BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML has a long and steady blood-sugar-lowering action. Long acting insulin takes about 2 hours to start acting, and is designed to act uniformly so that there is no peak activity as such. The duration of long acting insulin is up to 24 hours. This insulin causes body tissues to absorb glucose from the blood and decreases glucose production by the live. BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML helps in improving the glycaemic control which in turn decreases the risk of progression of complications of diabetes like damage of retina (retinopathy), damage of kidney (nephropathy), damage of nerve cells (neuropathy), delayed wound healing, diabetic foot ulcer and others. Besides this, BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML can be safely prescribed to the diabetic mother in the pregnancy as well as lactation stage.
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Side Effects of Basalog 100IU/ml Injection 5ml
Like all medicines, BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may occur which can be a sign of low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia like cold sweat, cool pale skin, nervousness, anxious feeling, unusual tiredness or weakness, confusion, difficulty in concentration, drowsiness, excessive hunger, temporary vision changes, headache, nausea, and increased pulse or heartbeat (palpitation). Skin and allergic reactions at the injection site may occur with the sign of reddening, unusually intense pain when injecting, itching, hives, swelling, or inflammation. This can spread around the injection site. Most minor reactions to insulins usually disappear in a few days to a few weeks. Tell a doctor straight away if you notice signs of a severe allergic reaction. Everyone doesn’t need to experience the above side effects.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML is for subcutaneous (under the skin) use only and should never be administered intravenously (IV) or in the veins. If you are changing the brand of insulin or if you need to inject your insulin by another method, it should be done under strict medical supervision. Cases of heart failure have been reported when pioglitazone was used with insulin, especially in patients who are at high risk of cardiac heart failure. The first symptoms of hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar level) may include symptoms like excessive thirst, dry mouth, increased frequency of urination, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, flushed dry skin, loss of appetite and acetone odour of the breath. You should closely monitor these symptoms. Symptoms like heart failure, weight gain and oedema (fluid deposition in tissue) should not be overruled. It is advisable not to consume alcohol as it may either increase or decrease your blood glucose level. Care should be taken while travelling across more than two time zones. Your doctor may adjust your insulin schedule. BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML may decrease the level of potassium, leading to a state of hypokalaemia that, if left untreated, may lead to respiratory paralysis, irregular heartbeat rhythm, coma and even death. Do not take BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML if you have any low blood glucose levels, kidney, liver, or heart problems, or problems with alcohol or other prescription recreational drugs.
Drug-Drug Interaction: BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML may have an interaction with all other antidiabetic pills (sitagliptin), blood sugar enhancer (diazoxide), blood pressure-lowering pills (metoprolol, clonidine), antidepressants (lithium, fluoxetine), pain killers (aspirin, pentoxifylline, propoxyphene), anti TB drug (isoniazid), growth hormone (somatropin), thyroid hormone-related drugs (levothyroxine), antipsychotic medicines (phenothiazine, clozapine, olanzapine), anti-cholesterol drugs (fenofibrate), anti-asthmatic (epinephrine, salbutamol, terbutaline), female hormones like oestrogens and progestogens.
Drug-Food Interaction: BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML may interact with an ayurvedic, homoeopathy, unani, herbal supplements or OTC items. Tell your doctor if you are using these products. Try to avoid intake of alcoholic beverages with BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML as it may rise or fall of your blood sugar level.
Drug-Disease Interaction: BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML should not be given to patients with kidney disease, liver disease, low blood sugar/glucose level (hypoglycaemia), and low potassium level (hypokalaemia).