Basaglar (Insulin Glargine)

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Basaglar KwikPen
Insulin Glargine


Medically reviewed by Dr. Samuel Maaiah, PharmD

Last updated: April 10, 2024

Dr. Maaiah is a PharmD graduate who has practiced both in pharmaceutical consulting and retail pharmacy. His interests include consulting and the development and approval of new therapeutics. He currently works as a Medical Information Consultant (MIC) and as a retail pharmacist. As a MIC he helps pharmaceutical companies with projects and by consulting as a medical information expert.

When Dr. Maaiah is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, doing outdoor activities, working out, and reading.

Online Order

How to buy Basaglar online?

To order Basaglar, call 1-800-828-4489 and speak to customer support or order online through The chat feature can also be used for support. For more information please visit the “How to Order” page on

Is a prescription required?

Yes, Basaglar is a prescription medication and can only be sold with a prescription. A valid prescription from your doctor is required. To process your order, you will need to submit a prescription. The prescription can be uploaded, emailed ([email protected]), or faxed (1-800-416-8019). If you would like, we can reach out to your doctor to attain a valid prescription.

What is the maximum amount that can be ordered?

A 90-day supply is the maximum amount that can be ordered at one time. The amount that can be ordered will be based on the directions and quantity indicated on the prescription from your provider. Refills are kept on file for future orders.

Is it safe to order Basaglar from Canadian Pharmacy Online?

Absolutely, we operate just like your local pharmacy would. Our main priority is to provide you access to safe and affordable prescription medications. All our partner pharmacies are fully licensed and certified in their respective countries. We ensure that your shopping experience is safe and secure with our Norton Shopping Guarantee.

Basaglar Cost

How much does Basaglar cost?

Basaglar 100U/mL (5 pens)

  • Average US retail price – $400.00
  • Our Price – $175.00

At, we make sure to keep drug prices low. You can view the Basaglar cost savings above with the price comparison of Basaglar 100 units/mL pens between the average U.S. retail price and Canadian Pharmacy Online price.

What is the lowest price of Basaglar per unit?

Lowest Price Per Unit: $10.33/unit for Basaglar 100 units/mL pens

Is this price for Basaglar without insurance?

These prices mentioned are not processed through insurance. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept insurance. However, we will give you an official receipt that you can use to apply for reimbursement with your insurer. We are unable to adjudicate with US insurance providers.

Why is Basaglar cheaper from Canada than from the United States?

Drug prices are negotiated and regulated in Canada. Because the US is a free market economy, the price differs since pharmaceutical suppliers can charge what they deem appropriate for the product. As a result, we can offer lower prices to our patients as we supply medications from these countries. 

Basaglar Coupon

Is there a coupon for Basaglar available?

Yes, we do you have a Basaglar coupon for an extra discount on your prescription. You can save $15 off your order with coupon code BASAGLAR15. Apply coupon at checkout for instant savings and pay less for your prescription with a minimum $400 order.

Basaglar Generic

Is there a lower cost generic Basaglar available?

Basaglar is not available as a generic alternative.

How much cheaper is generic Basaglar?

There is currently no generic alternative to Basaglar.

What is the difference between brand and generic Basaglar?

Once available on the market, there will be no difference between generic and brand Basaglar. Generic formulations of medications contain the same active ingredients and meet the same quality, strength, and purity standards as the brand formulation.


Is shipping available to the United States?

Yes. An email notification will be sent to you once the item has been shipped. We ship nationwide across the United States.

How much does shipping cost?

There are no standard shipping fees.

Is express shipping available?

If a product of Canada is available then express shipping can be selected with an estimated delivery time of 3-5 business days. You have the option at the checkout page to select the express shipping option ($25) if available for that medication source.

Refill Rx

How to refill a prescription?

Refilling your prescription is made easy with Canadian Pharmacy Online. To place a refill order online, access the reorder section in your account. You can sign into your online account and view your previous orders and see which prescriptions we have on file. You can also call us and speak to customer support to place a refill. Our live chat is also a great place to connect with us to place a refill order while you are on the go.

Are prescriptions automatically refilled?

We do not automatically refill prescriptions as there can be cases where you are no longer taking the medication, your doctor has changed your dose, etc. However, we provide a friendly refill reminder service. We will kindly notify you by phone or email as to the best time to place a refill order based on your prescription history.

Drug Information

About Basaglar (Insulin Glargine)

What is Basaglar? 

Basaglar is a prescription medication that is classified as a long-acting insulin analog.


What is Basaglar used for?

It is used to improve glycemic control in adult and pediatric patients with Type 1 or 2 diabetes.

How does it work?

It exerts its blood glucose lowering effects by increasing glucose metabolism. This is accomplished by increasing glucose uptake and also by inhibiting hepatic glucose production.


How do I take Basaglar ?

Basaglar should be taken as directed by your physician. Never change the dose without provider approval. Every time you give yourself a dose, check the pen to make sure it is dialed to the correct amount of units so you don’t receive too much or not enough of your insulin dose. Injections can be given at any time of the day but make sure to take at the same time every day. Injection sites include: upper arm, abdomen, or thighs; rotate injection sites in the area you choose, avoid injecting insulin into the same spot.

What dosages are available?

It is available as brand-only 100 units/mL pens.

What is the recommended dosage?

The recommended dose varies based on individual patient factors. Refer to your doctor for specific dosing recommendations.

What is the maximum dosage?

The pen can deliver a max of 80 units per injection but there is no recommended daily maximum dose.

What if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take Basaglar, take it as soon as you remember. If it is relatively close to when your next dose is due, wait until then and take a normal dose. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the missed dose.

Warnings & Precautions

What should you know before you take Basaglar?

Never share Basaglar pens with other patients even if you use different needles

There is a risk of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia with this medication. Check blood sugars regularly or as advised by your doctor as hypoglycemia may be life-threatening especially when your dose is changed.

Always check the label on the insulin before giving yourself a dose to ensure it is the correct medication.

Severe-life threatening allergies such as anaphylaxis have been reported. If this occurs, immediately discontinue.

Patients with hypokalemia or have risk factors for hypokalemia may need to be monitored.

Fluid retention and heart failure cases have been reported when this insulin is used concomitantly with thiazolidines. Discontinue or reduce dose if signs of heart failure develop.

Side Effects

What are the side effects of Basaglar?

Common side effects (≥5%) include:

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Allergic reaction 
  • Injection site reaction
  • Lipodystrophy
  • Pruritus
  • Rash
  • Edema
  • Weight gain

Speak to your doctor for a full list of side effects.


Does this medication interact with other drugs, foods, or alcohol?

May interact with other drugs that affect glucose metabolism. The dose of insulin may need to be lowered and additional glucose monitoring is recommended.

When used with anti-adrenergic drugs, the usual symptoms of hypoglycemia may be blunted. Sweating is a symptom of hypoglycemia that is not blunted when a patient is taking anti-adrenergic drugs.


How should this medication be stored?

Unopened and opened Basaglar pens can be stored at room temperature (68°F to 77°F) for up to 28 days. Once opened, leave the pens at room temperature, do not refrigerate. Unopened pens can also be stored in the refrigerator (36°F to 46°F) until the expiration date listed on the box.

Pharmacist Tips

  • Roll the pen in between the palms of your hands to warm up the mixture if taken out of the refrigerator. This will help make the injection less painful.
  • Signs of hypoglycemia include: dizziness, sweating, confusion, fast heartbeat, and headache. If you experience any of these symptoms, promptly measure your blood sugar. Hypoglycemia is defined as blood sugars measuring < 70 mg/dL. 
  • The goal is to maintain your blood sugar between 80 and 130 mg/dL. 
  • Dispose of used needles properly in a sharps-container that can be sealed appropriately once full. 

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

Basaglar FAQ

Q: Are Lantus and Basaglar the same?

They are both long-acting insulins but are not generic equivalents and are not interchangeable.

Q: What is the best time to take Basaglar?

You can take it at any time of the day that is convenient for you. Some people take their dose in the morning and others at night. Whenever you decide to give your dose is fine as long as you remember to take it at the same time every day.

Q: How fast does Basaglar work?

It is a long-acting insulin that will show blood sugar lowering within a couple hours of administration and its effects should last about 24 hours after the dose is given

Q: Can you take metformin and Basaglar together?

Yes. There is a potential for increased risk of hypoglycemia but it is rare.

Q: Does Basaglar make you tired?

It may make you feel tired when you first start using this medication as it is very good at lowering your blood sugar. It may also make you feel tired if you are hypoglycemic. If you are excessively tired, always measure your blood sugar to ensure you are not < 70 mg/dL.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.