FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: BASAGLAR

User Comments:


For Diabetes, Type 2 “My doctor prescribed Lantus, but as we all know – what the doctor prescribes is merely a suggestion as far as the insurance company is concerned… so I was placed in Basaglar. Instructions were to increase dosage gradually until my glucose levels were down. Note that I was taking Victoza which was no longer working yet I still had some key side effects dealing with digestive issues. My glucose is down at 40 units per day and just a small dose of Victoza. However I have no energy, just plain out of steam. Also I have a strong appetite and have gained weight – yet don’t have the energy to exercise. Frustrating! Sure my glucose is down, but so it my energy! I see my doctor in a week and hope we make a major change.”

AlanM (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2018


For Diabetes, Type 1 “..replying to already in use. I used up the last of my lantus amd my blood sugar levels were in my drs range. I took my 1st injection of basaglar and ate normally, next morning my BSL were over 300 and I was was like what! I took my humalog and tested every 2/3 hrs..my BSL went down and took my basaglar again and ate normally like I would, no big meals..BSL went down after taking more humalog and the next morning again my BSL were around 300. Again tested every 2/3 hrs and went after 3 days I called my Dr with my BSL now waiting to hear back. I tried to figure out if my meter or my insulin was bad. I’ve had bad vials of insulin, so when the pharmacist says you cant get bad vials they’re so wrong. Now I’m having same problems with my new insulin. I’m hoping they call tomorrow and either get me back on lantus or up basaglar. I got new pens so Im gonna try them tomorrow. I think basaglar just isn’t working for me. I’m thinking basaglar isn’t for TID..anyone else having the same problems?”

t1dat17yrsold (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2018


For Diabetes, Type 2 “For some reason this formula seems to work better for me than Lantus did. Not sure why because they are allegedly the same thing. However, I never actually experienced anything like a “low” with Lantus. In fact, it seems to me that Lantus just didn’t do much for me at all in terms of lowering blood sugar. Makes no sense unless maybe Lantus really needs to be refrigerated the whole time. The Basaglar pen is easier for me to use because it is just smoother during the injection process for me.”

Lauren February 27, 2018


For Diabetes, Type 1 “Completely ineffective”

Roli (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2018


For Diabetes, Type 1 “My insurance made me switch from Lantus to Basaglar just because Basaglar was a measly 15% cheaper. It did not work for me AT ALL. I don’t understand how this drug was ever approved for Type 1 Diabetes. My blood sugar readings went from being predictable into a complete tailspin. I tried to control it with my fast-acting insulin (Novolog) and not even that worked! Complete nightmare. I contacted my doctor’s office with blood sugar readings and they put in an emergency authorization request for my Lantus. The only reason I didn’t have to go to the hospital or end up in DKA was Lantus. Bottom line: if you are a type 1, try it at your own risk and make sure you still have some of your old long-acting insulin for backup just in case.”

NicknameAlreadyInUse February 7, 2018


For Diabetes, Type 2 “Started this medication 2 weeks agowith my levels in the high 300’s. Today it is down to 160.I also take 2000 mg Metformin daily.So far I have had no problems.”

BASICALLY (taken for less than 1 month) December 18, 2017

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