Basaglar ® (insulin glargine injection)

100 units/mL

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BASAGLAR® (insulin glargine injection): Transitioning From Basal Insulin

If transitioning from another basal insulin to Basaglar, the recommended initial Basaglar dose is based on the insulin therapy that is being discontinued.

Transitioning From Another Basal Insulin to Basaglar Therapy

If transitioning patients from another basal insulin to Basaglar therapy, the recommended initial dose of Basaglar is based on the insulin therapy that is being discontinued (Table 1. Transitioning From Another Basal Insulin to Basaglar Therapy). Reductions in the Basaglar dose when transitioning from certain insulins will lower the likelihood of hypoglycemia.1

Table 1. Transitioning From Another Basal Insulin to Basaglar Therapy1

If transitioning from…

To…

Then, the recommended initial dose of Basaglar…

Example

Lantus

Basaglar

is the same as the Lantus dose.

50 units of Lantus transitions to 50 units of Basaglar

Toujeo

Basaglar

is 80% of the Toujeo dose.

50 units of Toujeo transitions to 40 units of Basaglar

twice-daily NPH insulin

once-daily Basaglar

is 80% of the total daily NPH insulin dosage.

25 units of NPH insulin every morning and 25 units of NPH insulin every evening, for a daily total of 50 units of NPH insulin, transitions to 40 units of Basaglar once daily

an intermediate- or long-acting insulin other than Lantus

Basaglar

may differ from the prior basal insulin dose and other concomitant antihyperglycemic medications may need to be adjusted.

Abbreviations: Basaglar = Basaglar® (insulin glargine injection) 100 units/mL; Lantus = Lantus® (insulin glargine injection) 100 units/mL; Toujeo = Toujeo® (insulin glargine injection) 300 units/mL.

Enclosed Prescribing Information

BASAGLAR® (insulin glargine injection), for subcutaneous use, Lilly

Reference

1. Basaglar [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2018.

Glossary

Basaglar = Basaglar® (insulin glargine injection) 100 units/mL

Date of Last Review: November 13, 2019

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