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 two 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 work 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 acid 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, 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 when you need to take it.
Sometimes, 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, exercise regularly, and maintain weight as your doctor advises. BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML is a cold chain medicine, so it must be stored in the refrigerator between 2-8 degrees Celsius; otherwise, its efficiency might get lost. Do not store it in the freezer of the fridge.
Uses of BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML
Diabetes (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 work 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 liver. BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML helps in improving the glycaemic control, which in turn reduces the risk of progression of complications of diabetes like damage to the retina (retinopathy), impairment of kidney (nephropathy), injury of nerve cells (neuropathy), delayed wound healing, diabetic foot ulcer and others. Besides this, BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML can be safely prescribed to pregnant and lactating mothers.
Directions for Use
BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML is injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Do NOT inject BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML in a vein. You need one injection of BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML every day, at the same time of the day. If you are not well trained to self-administer BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML, ask healthcare professional to administer it.Procedure for self-injecting insulin:•You should wash your hand first before injecting insulin.•Then roll the insulin bottle and wipe the bottle top.•Now pull the plunger of the syringe down to an appropriate number of units your doctor has prescribed.•Push the needle into the bottle and push the syringe plunger down.•Now once again pull the plunger down to an appropriate number of units as prescribed by the doctor.•Pick the injection site and wipe it with an alcohol swab. Now, pinch up the skin and push the needle into the skin and then push the plunger in.•The needle should be kept under the skin for at least 6 seconds to make sure the entire dose is injected.•After injecting the insulin pull out the needle and dispose of the syringe safely. And then you can have a meal or snack.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of BASALOG 100IU INJECTION 5ML
- Low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia
- Cold sweat
- Cool pale skin
- Anxious feeling
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Difficulty in concentration
- Excessive hunger
- Temporary vision changes
- Increased pulse or heartbeat (palpitation)