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Insulin Degludec

Drug Info for insulin degludec

Insulin degludec is used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). It is also used to treat people with type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) who need insulin to control their diabetes. In patients with type 1 diabetes, insulin degludec must be used with another type of insulin (a short-acting insulin). In patients with type 2 diabetes, insulin degludec may be used with another type of insulin or with oral medication(s) for diabetes. Insulin degludec is a long-acting, man-made version of human insulin. Insulin degludec works by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body and by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar. Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Using medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. This therapy may also decrease your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes-related complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage (numb, cold legs or feet; decreased sexual ability in men and women), eye problems, including changes or loss of vision, or gum disease. Your doctor and other healthcare providers will talk to you about the best way to manage your diabetes.

  • Insulin Degludec
  • Insulin Degludec FlexTouch Pen
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  • Tresiba FlexTouch Pen
  • By injection

Injection routeYour doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin. It is usually given in the stomach, thigh, or upper arm.

Injection routeYou may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

If you use insulin once a day, it is best to use it at about the same time every day.

Always double-check both the concentration (strength) of your insulin and your dose. Concentration and dose are not the same. The dose is how many units of insulin you will use. The concentration tells how many units of insulin are in each milliliter (mL), such as 100 units/mL (U-100), but this does not mean you will use 100 units at a time.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Check the liquid inside the pen or vial. It should be clear and colorless. Do not use the medicine if it looks thick, cloudy, or discolored, or if it has particles in it. Do not mix this medicine with any other insulin or with water.

Injection routeYou will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas. Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.

Injection routeUse a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine. If you use a syringe, use only the kind that is made for insulin injections. Some insulin must be given with a specific type of syringe or needle. Ask your pharmacist if you are not sure which one to use.

Always check the label before use, to make sure you have the correct type of insulin. Do not change the brand, type, or concentration unless your doctor tells you to.

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Make sure that there are at least 8 hours between doses. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Unopened medicine: You may store the pen or vial in the refrigerator or at room temperature for 56 days. Protect from light. Do not freeze. Do not use the medicine if it has been frozen.

Opened medicine: You may store the pen or vial in the refrigerator or at room temperature, away from direct heat and light. Use within 56 days. Throw away any opened pen or vial away after 56 days, even if there is still insulin in it.

Injection routeThrow away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to insulin degludec.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, or heart failure.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Low blood sugar or low potassium levels in the bloodFluid retention or heart failure (when used together with a thiazolidinedione [TZD] medicine)

This medicine can cause low blood sugar. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

Never share insulin pens or needles with anyone. Sharing these can pass hepatitis viruses, HIV, or other illnesses from one person to another.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Some medicines can change the amount of insulin you need to use and make it harder for you to control your diabetes. Tell your doctor about all other medicines that you are using.

Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Never share insulin pens or needles with anyone. Sharing these can pass hepatitis viruses, HIV, or other illnesses from one person to another.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, uneven heartbeat
  • Shaking, trembling, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, lightheadedness, hunger, confusion
  • Rapid weight gain, swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet, chest pain, trouble breathing, tiredness
  • Redness, pain, itching, swelling, or skin changes where the shot was given
  • Cough, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat
  • Headache