Is Tresiba a degludec?

Insulin degludec, which is supplied under trade name Tresiba, is an ultra long acting basal insulin which can be used by people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Tresiba last for up to 42 hours offering greater flexibility as to when it can be injected each day.

How do you save on Tresiba?

Get a Tresiba® Savings Card If you have commercial insurance, such as insurance you receive through your employer, you may pay as little as $25 or no more than $99 per prescription. Maximum savings of $150 per prescription. Eligibility and other restrictions apply.

When does Tresiba expire?

Tresiba® lasts up to 8 weeks once in use if it is refrigerated (36°F to 46°F) or kept at room temperature below 86oF (30ºC) away from direct heat and light.

Where is the best place to inject Tresiba?

Inject TRESIBA® subcutaneously into the thigh, upper arm, or abdomen. Rotate injection sites within the same region from one injection to the next to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)].

Does Tresiba affect your kidneys?

Kidney or liver disease. Tresiba can cause low blood sugar levels. If you have kidney or liver problems, the risk for low blood sugar levels may be higher. If you have either of these conditions, your doctor may need to adjust your dose of Tresiba.

What is the best time to take Tresiba?

Dosing Flexibility: Tresiba can be taken at any time throughout the day – for example, 8 am on Monday, 12 pm on Tuesday, and 7 am on Wednesday. The insulin lasts for an impressive 42 hours (at least), and doses must be taken at least eight hours apart.

What is comparable to Tresiba?

You may want to talk to your doctor about other long-acting insulins like Lantus, Basaglar, Toujeo and Levemir. While the retail prices of these alternatives may not be significantly less expensive than Tresiba, depending on your insurance coverage, some might cost less under your plan.

What is cheaper than Tresiba?

If you take into consideration the concentration, Toujeo works out slightly cheaper than Tresiba (real cost value $29.41/ml with Toujeo vs $32.55/ml with Tresiba 200 units/ml). Prices may vary between pharmacies and with different insurance co-pays.

Should Tresiba be taken at night?

Is 80 units of Tresiba a lot?

Prescribing Tresiba. When sending prescribing information, be sure to specify the right formulation of Tresiba® for your patients: The U-100 pen has a maximum dose of 80 units per injection and is dosed in 1-unit increments. The U-200 pen has a maximum dose of 160 units per injection and is dosed in 2-unit increments.

Which body part is best for injecting insulin?

Where to inject insulin

  • Abdomen. The preferred site for insulin injection is your abdomen.
  • Thigh. You can inject into the top and outer areas of your thigh, about 4 inches down from the top of your leg and 4 inches up from your knee.
  • Arm. Use the fatty area on the back of your arm, between your shoulder and elbow.