Basaglar ® (insulin glargine) injection

100 units/mL

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What is the guidance for the administration of Basaglar® (insulin glargine)?

Proper administration and dosing of Basaglar require adherence to specific instructions.


Administration Instructions

Always check insulin labels before administration.1

Instruct patients on proper use and injection technique before initiating Basaglar® (insulin glargine) 100 units/mL.2

Visually inspect Basaglar prefilled pens for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration. Only use if the solution is clear and colorless with no visible particles.1

Inject between 1 and 80 units of Basaglar per injection.2

Administer Basaglar subcutaneously into the abdominal area, thigh, or deltoid.1

Rotate injection sites within the same region from one injection to the next to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy and localized cutaneous amyloidosis. Do not inject into areas of lipodystrophy or localized cutaneous amyloidosis.1

Do not dilute or mix Basaglar with any other insulin or solution.1

Do not administer Basaglar intravenously or via an insulin pump.1

Dosing Instructions

In patients with type 1 diabetes, use Basaglar concomitantly with short-acting insulin.1

Inject Basaglar subcutaneously once daily at any time of day but at the same time every day.1

Individualize and adjust the dosage of Basaglar based on the individual’s

  • metabolic needs
  • blood glucose monitoring results
  • glycemic control goal
  • type of diabetes, and
  • prior insulin use.1

Perform dosage adjustments of Basaglar under medical supervision and with appropriate glucose monitoring. Dosage adjustments may be needed with

  • changes in physical activity
  • changes in meal patterns, such as with macronutrient content or timing of food intake
  • episodes of acute illness, or
  • changes in renal or hepatic function.1


1Basaglar [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2021.

2Basaglar KwikPen [instructions for use]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2021.

Date of Last Review: April 05, 2022

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