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Basaglar (insulin glargine) is an expensive, long-acting type of insulin. It is the first biosimilar insulin used to control blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus, including diabetes type 1 and diabetes type 2. It is more popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for any insulin brand, but Basaglar is a biosimilar to Lantus, one of the most popular long-acting insulins. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Compare insulins.

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FDA Approves Long-Acting Insulin Lusduna

The GoodRx Pharmacist - July 28, 2017

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor or health care provider has most likely prescribed you a long acting insulin like Lantus (insulin glargine), Toujeo (insulin glargine), or Basaglar (insulin glargine). These type of insulins work to control your blood sugar between meals and when you’re sleeping. They can be injected once or twice a day to give you around-the-clock blood sugar control.

Lusduna Nexvue (insulin glargine) is the newest brand of long-acting insulin to gain FDA approval. See More

This Class of Drugs Causes Almost 100,000 Annual Emergency Visits

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 07, 2016

Insulin: legal, widely used, and transforms lives. But there are risks—soon you’ll see why we try to spare our type II diabetics from having to start insulin. Using oral medications to their maximum dose and incorporating diet and lifestyle changes is the way to go before resorting to insulin.

Of course, tight blood sugar control is the goal for reducing diabetes related complications (kidney disease, eye disease, neuropathy) but insulin remains one of the most challenging aspects of diabetes management given the risks. See More

New Insulin Basaglar in Pharmacies This Year

The GoodRx Pharmacist - February 17, 2016

Basaglar (insulin glargine) is the newest brand of long-acting insulin to hit the market. It shares its active ingredient (insulin glargine) with Lantus, but is not a generic equivalent and the two can’t be substituted for each other.

Long-acting insulin like Basaglar (also sometimes referred to as basal insulin) are used to keep blood glucose levels stable throughout the day.

There are now four long-acting insulins approved by the FDA: Lantus, Levemir (insulin detemir), Toujeo (insulin glargine recombinant), Tresiba (insulin degludec), and BasaglarSee More

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