Medication Information Leaflet
Glargine is a long-acting insulin. It is used to reduce high blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Insulin should be injected into the fatty tissue that is between the skin and muscle layer. You should rotate the injection site within the same area to prevent your body from forming lipodystrophy (a small lump or dent in the skin that forms when a person repeatedly injects in the same spot).
Do not inject insulin in the areas that are actively used during exercise.
Your abdomen or stomach area is the best site for injection as it provides the fastest and most consistent absorption of insulin.
If you missed a dose, discuss with your doctor on what to do next.
Please refer to the product insert which can be found in the medication box, for instructions for use of your specific insulin preparation.
Please visit www.moh.gov.sg/knowyourmeds and www.ndf.gov.sg for more information on medication.
Last updated on May 2023
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Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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