Semlgee vs. Basaglar

Reviewed on 1/21/2021

Are Semlgee and Basaglar the Same Thing?

Semglee (insulin glargine injection) and Basaglar (insulin glargine injection) are long-acting human insulin analogs indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Side effects of Semglee and Basaglar that are similar include low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), allergic reactions, injection site reactions, changes in body fat distribution (lipodystrophy), itching, rash, fluid retention (edema), and weight gain.

Side effects of Basaglar that are different from Semglee include upper respiratory tract infection, runny or stuffy nose, back pain, cough, urinary tract infection (UTI), diarrhea, depression, and headache.

Both Semglee and Basaglar may interact with antidiabetic agents, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blocking agents, disopyramide, fibrates, fluoxetine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), pentoxifylline, pramlintide, salicylates, somatostatin analogs (e.g., octreotide), sulfonamide antibiotics, atypical antipsychotics, corticosteroids, danazol, diuretics, estrogens, glucagon, isoniazid, niacin, oral contraceptives, phenothiazines, progestogens (e.g., in oral contraceptives), protease inhibitors, somatropin, sympathomimetic agents (e.g., albuterol, epinephrine, terbutaline), thyroid hormones, alcohol, beta-blockers, clonidine, lithium salts, guanethidine, and reserpine.

Basaglar may also interact with propoxyphene.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Semlgee?

Common side effects of Semlgee include:

  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia),
  • allergic reactions,
  • injection site reactions,
  • changes in body fat distribution (lipodystrophy),
  • itching,
  • rash,
  • fluid retention (edema),
  • and weight gain

What Are Possible Side Effects of Basaglar?

Common side effects of Basaglar include:

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What Is Semlgee?

Semglee (insulin glargine injection) is a long-acting human insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

What Is Basaglar?

Basaglar (insulin glargine injection) is a long-acting human insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

What Drugs Interact With Semlgee?

Semglee may interact with other medicines such as:

  • antidiabetic agents,
  • ACE inhibitors,
  • angiotensin II receptor blocking agents,
  • disopyramide,
  • fibrates,
  • fluoxetine,
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs),
  • pentoxifylline,
  • pramlintide,
  • salicylates,
  • somatostatin analog (e.g., octreotide),
  • sulfonamide antibiotics,
  • atypical antipsychotics,
  • corticosteroids,
  • danazol,
  • diuretics,
  • estrogens,
  • glucagon,
  • isoniazid,
  • niacin,
  • oral contraceptives,
  • phenothiazines,
  • progestogens (e.g., in oral contraceptives),
  • protease inhibitors,
  • somatropin,
  • sympathomimetic agents (e.g., albuterol, epinephrine, terbutaline),
  • thyroid hormones
  • ,
  • alcohol,
  • beta-blockers,
  • clonidine,
  • lithium salts,
  • guanethidine, and
  • reserpine

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Basaglar?

Basaglar may interact with antidiabetic agents, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blocking agents, disopyramide, fibrates, fluoxetine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, pentoxifylline, pramlintide, propoxyphene, salicylates, somatostatin analogs, sulfonamide antibiotics, atypical antipsychotics, corticosteroids, danazol, diuretics, estrogens, glucagon, isoniazid, niacin, oral contraceptives, phenothiazines, progestogens, protease inhibitors, somatropin, sympathomimetic agents, thyroid hormones, alcohol, beta-blockers, clonidine, lithium salts, guanethidine, and reserpine. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Semlgee be Taken?

The dose of Semglee is individualized based on the patient's metabolic needs, blood glucose monitoring, glycemic control, type of diabetes, and prior insulin use.

How Should Basaglar be Taken?

The dose of Basaglar is individualized based on metabolic needs, blood glucose monitoring, glycemic control, type of diabetes, and prior insulin use.

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References
Mylan. Semglee Product Information.

https://www.semgleehcp.com/en/about-semglee

Lilly. Basaglar Product Information.

https://www.basaglar.com/

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