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Insulin Glargine

Strengths of Insulin Glargine

This product is available in the following forms:
  • Insulin glargine vials -- 10 mL, with 100 units of insulin per mL
  • Insulin glargine in a disposable pen device -- 3 mL per pen, with 100 units of insulin per mL.
Insulin glargine was once available in cartridges meant for use in the reusable Opticlik® pen. However, the manufacturer has discontinued this product.
To use the pen devices, you must obtain pen needles (such as BD Ultra-Fine™ pen needles). You will need a prescription for pen needles, and they can be purchased at most pharmacies. To use the vials, you will need insulin syringes, which generally come with needles attached. You may need a prescription for insulin syringes, depending on the laws of your particular state and the dispensing practices of your particular pharmacy.
The disposable pen device should be thrown away after it is empty or after 28 days of use, whichever comes first. It is not refillable.
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