Basugine Pen is used for the treatment of diabetes in children and adults. It is a long-acting insulin that consistently works for several hours after injection and provides effective blood sugar control throughout the day.
Basugine Pen may result in low blood sugar levels and you may feel hungry, irritable, dizzy, anxious, or shaky. It is always recommended to eat or drink a fast-acting source of sugar (fruit juice, candy, raisins, etc.) to quickly treat these symptoms. Consult your doctor if these symptoms stay for a long time or if they become severe. Other side effects include weight gain and reaction at the injection side such as redness, itchiness and swelling in the skin, thickening of the skin, etc. Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may also lower your blood sugar levels.
Basugine Pen should be administered exactly as advised by your doctor. This medicine is injected under your skin. Take it at the same time every day to maintain a constant level of this medicine in your body. Do not skip doses or discontinue the treatment without consulting your doctor as it may cause an increase in your blood sugar levels. Follow a proper diet routine and do regular exercise along with this medicine to get the best results.
Basugine Pen is not recommended if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems. Do not use this medicine in children below 6 years of age. If you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding, take this medication only if prescribed by your doctor.
Major & minor side effects for Basugine Pen
Decreased blood glucose levels
Reaction at the injection site
Thickening or hollowing of the skin at the injection site
Uses of Basugine Pen
What is it prescribed for?
Type 1 Diabetes mellitus
Basugine Pen is used in the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes mellitus, a lifelong condition in which your pancreas do not produce sufficient insulin to control the blood sugar levels.
Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Basugine Pen is used in the treatment of Type II Diabetes Mellitus, a lifelong condition in which the insulin produced by your body cannot be used properly by the cells to convert glucose into energy.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Basugine Pen if you are allergic to it. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of allergic reactions such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Warnings for special population
Basugine Pen is not recommended for use in pregnant as animal studies indicate that it may harm your foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether Basugine Pen passes into the breastmilk in significant amounts. Hence, take this medicine only if prescribed by your doctor.
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition of increased blood acids (ketones). Basugine Pen is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis due to the delayed onset of action. Your doctor will determine the suitable treatment options based on your clinical condition.
Subcutaneous use only
Basugine Pen is meant for subcutaneous administration (under the skin) only. The long duration of action of this medicine is dependent on a subcutaneous administration. It should not be administered intravenously (into the veins) or intramuscularly (into the muscles).
Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar levels)
Basugine Pen may cause low blood sugar levels. Hence, regular monitoring of your blood sugar levels is recommended. Your doctor may advise you to carry a sugar candy to counteract the effects of low blood sugar levels.
Use with other insulins
Basugine Pen should not be diluted or mixed with any other insulin or solution as it may alter the effects of other insulins when administered together and/or increase the risk of side effects.
Use in children
Basugine Pen is not recommended for use in children less than 6 years of age due to lack of safety and efficacy data.
Allergic Reactions at the injection Site
Injection site reactions that may occur with Basugine Pen include redness, pain, itching, swelling or hives (itchy, painful eruptions that sting). Continuous rotation of the injection site within a given area is recommended to help reduce or prevent these reactions. These reactions usually resolve in a few days to a few weeks.
Driving or operating machines
Your ability to drive or operate machines may be negatively affected due to low or high blood glucose levels. Hence, avoid driving or operating machines if you experience any symptoms like dizziness, blurred vision, etc. while taking this medicine.
If you miss a dose of Basugine Pen, contact your doctor for further instructions. You should not use more than one dose in a 24-hour period unless specifically instructed by your doctor.
Seek immediate medical attention or contact your doctor if an overdose of Basugine Pen is suspected. Hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose levels) may occur in case of an overdose with symptoms such as extreme weakness, blurred vision, sweating, trouble speaking, tremors, dizziness, confusion, etc. In cases of mild hypoglycemic episodes, oral glucose or sugary products can be used to avoid severe hypoglycaemia.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Basugine Pen as it may alter your blood sugar levels. This may cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, increased thirst, increased hunger, mood changes, extreme fatigue, etc.
Interaction with Medicine
Basugine Pen should be used with caution if you have kidney problems as it may increase the risk of side effects. Your doctor may suggest tests to closely monitor your kidney functions. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is also recommended.
Basugine Pen may increase the risk of hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in your blood). Hence, close monitoring of blood potassium levels is recommended if you are taking this medicine.
Basugine Pen should be used with caution if you have liver problems as it may increase the risk of side effects. Your doctor may suggest tests to closely monitor your kidney functions. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is also recommended.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Carefully follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Do not administer Basugine Pen in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed.
Never share an injection pen, cartridge, or syringe with another person, even if the needle has been changed.
Avoid the use of this medicine if the solution is cloudy, coloured or contains solid particles.
Avoid the discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may increase your blood sugar levels.
Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects that persist or worsens.
Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels and frequent follow-up visits with your doctor is recommended so that your doctor can evaluate your condition.