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Basal Insulin | Basaglar (insulin Glargine Injection)

(insulin glargine injection) 100 units/mL (insulin glargine injection) 100 units/mL BASAGLAR is a long-acting, basal insulin, which is a good place to begin for people who are new to insulin. It gives you a base amount of insulin to supplement the insulin your body produces naturally. Whether youre an early bird or a night owl, take BASAGLAR any time that works best for you. Just be sure to take it at the same time each day. BASAGLAR works over 24 hours to lower your blood sugar. With resources designed to be simple, BASAGLAR goes beyond just insulin by offering helpful support for people beginning insulin. If you're worried about the cost of treatment, the BASAGLAR Savings Card may be able to help. Do not take BASAGLAR during episodes of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin glargine or any of the ingredients in BASAGLAR. BD Ultra-Fine Pen needles are recommended for use with the BASAGLAR KwikPen. The BD Ultra-Fine Nano Pen Needle (4 mm x 32 G) has been shown to be effective for all patients. Do not reuse needles or share insulin Pens, even if the needle has been changed. When you get your BASAGLAR, store unused Pens in your fridge at 36F to 46F (2C to 8C). Don't free Continue reading >>

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  1. kiszi

    0 Yes, it's drilled into our heads in nursing school, and it's even printed right on the syringe -for U-100 unsulin only- but does anyone ever use insulin syringes for other SQ meds?
    Let me explain my rationale:
    Pt. needs 1mL of heparin SQ. Smallest needle available is 25g 5/8".
    Giving it is a difficult task considering the small sub Q layer some of these tiny ladies have. Also quite a painful jab. 100 units of insulin=1ml, correct? So just draw up to 100 units, and spare the pt. quite a bit of trauma by using a smaller needle. Similarly if the dose is 0.5ml, use the line for 50 units.
    Please don't flame me for not going "by the book". I would however appreciate any solid reasons why this is or is not a good practice. Is there something I'm missing here?

  2. cardiacRN2006

    Actually, for Sub-q heparin I use a TB syringe. We don't have 100unit insulin syringes, only 50units.
    I also use a TB syringe when I'm drawing up Phenergan or Benedryl, etc, any med where I don't need the entire mL of fluid. So Benedryl is 50mg/mL and the order is usually 25. It's easier to measure with the TB syringe, and then I squirt the syringe into my prefilled NS flush.

  3. txspadequeenRN

    i have a patient that i give sub-q morphine to in a insulin syringe.

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