- What is INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE?
- Is INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE?
- What are the side effects of INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE?
- What is the dosage for INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE?
- Is INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE?
What is INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Insulin glargine is a bioengineered (man-made) injectable form of long-acting insulin that is used to regulate sugar (glucose) levels in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Individuals with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin on their own; and individuals with type 2 diabetes do not produce enough insulin, or insulin is not as effective due to insulin resistance.
Insulin glargine works the same way as natural human insulin, but it's action lasts longer. It helps diabetic patients regulate glucose or sugar in the body. Insulin glargine works by promoting movement of sugar from blood into body tissues and also stops sugar production in liver. Insulin glargine is man-made insulin that mimics the actions of human insulin.
The FDA approved insulin glargine in April 2000.
What brand names are available for INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE?
Is INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: No
Do I need a prescription for INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE?
What are the side effects of INSULIN GLARGINE-INJECTABLE?
Common side effects of insulin glargine are:
Local allergic reactions that may occur at the injection sites are:
Long term use of insulin glargine can lead to thickening of fat tissues at the injection site.
Severe allergic reactions are:
- Swelling under the skin
- Very low blood pressure
- Bronchospasm (tightening of chest that leads to difficulty breathing)
Individuals should contact a healthcare
professional if they experience any of the above reactions.
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