Basaglar (Insulin Glargine) Prescriptions Available Online Today

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Can You Get Basaglar (Insulin Glargine) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Basaglar (Insulin Glargine) online after a medical evaluation. You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Basaglar. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Basaglar, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.

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What Is Basaglar (Insulin Glargine)?

Basaglar is a beginner insulin best for those new to insulin treatment. It will help give your body the proper insulin it needs to regulate your blood sugar levels. It can be used to help those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

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How does Basaglar work?

Basaglar works by mimicking the function of naturally produced insulin in the body. Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by beta cells in the pancreas to promote glucose metabolism. In a healthy body, insulin is released by the pancreas following a meal to increase the absorption of glucose from your food, so it can be used by your organs and tissues. In diabetics, insulin is not successfully completing this task, leading to high blood sugar levels which can pose a risk to your health.

Basaglar works by providing background levels of insulin in low concentration to keep blood sugar levels stable in between meals and overnight. Its goal is to supplement your body with the insulin you need.

What is a typical dosage of Basaglar?

Basaglar should be taken at the same time each day and works over 24 hours to reduce your blood sugar levels.

For type 2 diabetes, the recommended starting dose for Basaglar is 0.2 units/kg once daily or up to 10 units once daily.

For type 1 diabetes, the recommended starting dose for Basaglar is ~1/3 of the total daily insulin requirements and should be used simultaneously with short-acting insulin.

As with every prescription drug, take Basaglar exactly as directed by your doctor.

What are the benefits of Basaglar?

Basaglar can help you live a healthier life by allowing you to regain control over your blood sugar levels. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney problems, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function. Slowing the progression of your diabetes includes proper dieting and an active lifestyle. Together, these can also lower your risk of heart attack or stroke.

What are the side effects of Basaglar?

Report side effects to your doctor or healthcare professional as soon as possible. Some side effects may require immediate medical attention:

  • Allergic reactions (skin rash, hives, itching, swelling of the face, lips or tongue)
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Signs of high blood sugar such as dizziness, dry mouth, dry skin, fruity breath, nausea, stomach pain, increased hunger or thirst, increased urination
  • Signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) such as feeling anxious, confused, dizzy, increased hunger, feeling unusually weak or tired, sweating, shakiness, headache, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, or loss of consciousness

Other side effects may include swelling, itching, rash, or an increase or decrease in fatty tissue under the injection site.

Who should not take Basaglar?

Do not take Basaglar if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. It is not yet known if Basaglar is safe for children with type 2 diabetes. Before starting Basaglar, tell your doctor if you:

  • Have current or past kidney problems
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Breastfeed

What are precautions related to taking Basaglar?

Set up an appointment online through PlushCare with one of our trusted doctors to find out if Basaglar is right for you. Always tell your doctor your complete medical history and any other medications you may be currently taking.

Basaglar may interact with other medicines for diabetes, as well as other types of medications. Speak with your doctor to learn more.

Can you request a Basaglar prescription online?

An online doctor can prescribe Basaglar after completing a virtual medical evaluation for a patient, which includes a review of their medical history and any current medications. If the physician determines that a Basaglar prescription would be a part of the patient’s treatment plan, the doctor will then electronically send a prescription to a pharmacy for pickup by the patient. Book an appointment today to learn more about Basaglar.


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