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SEMGLEETM, a low-cost*, long-acting prescription insulin option for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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*Based on Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC).  WAC is a list price that may not be the price paid by a purchaser, such as a pharmacy or wholesaler. WAC may not represent the actual cost to you for your SEMGLEE prescription. WAC is subject to change at any time. Speak to your pharmacy about the cost of your medication and be sure to tell your pharmacist if you have insurance. † MediSpan as of August 26, 2020 is the source of this information.

Now Available

SEMGLEETM, a low-cost*, long-acting prescription insulin option for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

discover

*Based on Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC).  WAC is a list price that may not be the price paid by a purchaser, such as a pharmacy or wholesaler. WAC may not represent the actual cost to you for your SEMGLEE prescription. WAC is subject to change at any time. Speak to your pharmacy about the cost of your medication and be sure to tell your pharmacist if you have insurance. † MediSpan as of August 26, 2020 is the source of this information.

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What is Semglee

What is SEMGLEE?

SEMGLEE is a long-acting man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.

  • SEMGLEE is not for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • It is not known if SEMGLEE is safe and effective in children less than 6 years of age with type 1 diabetes.
  • It is not known if SEMGLEE is safe and effective in children with type 2 diabetes.
All about insulin

All about insulin: What does insulin do?

Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas by cells called “beta cells.”  We get most of our energy from blood glucose from food. Insulin helps the glucose in the blood get in to our cells, which they then use for energy. In someone with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas has stopped producing insulin and so it has to be replaced by insulin shots so their bodies can use the glucose from the food they eat. Someone with type 2 diabetes still produces some insulin but their bodies don’t respond to it enough and some people with type 2 diabetes need diabetes pills or insulin shots so their bodies can use the glucose from the food they eat for energy.

Semglee is delivered through injector pen

SEMGLEE is delivered through a pre-filled injector pen.

  • The Semglee pen is pre-filled with 3 ml solution containing 100 U/ml insuline glargine.
  • It is designed to be used multiple times (for most patients) with disposable needles (not included).
  • The Semglee pre-filled pen gives patients dosing flexibility, allowing up to 80 insulin units with a single injection.

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How should i use semglee

How should I use SEMGLEE?

Read the detailed Instructions for Use that come with your SEMGLEE insulin.

Use SEMGLEE exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to. Your healthcare provider should tell you how much SEMGLEE to use and when to use it.

Know the amount of SEMGLEE you use. Do not change the amount of SEMGLEE you use unless your healthcare provider tells you to.

Check your insulin label each time you give your injection to make sure you are using the correct insulin.

Do not re-use needles. Always use a new needle for each injection. Re-use of needles increases your risk of having blocked needles, which may cause you to get the wrong dose of SEMGLEE.

Using a new needle for each injection lowers your risk of getting an infection.

You may take SEMGLEE at any time during the day, but you must take it at the same time every day.

Only use SEMGLEE that is clear and colorless. Do not use SEMGLEE if it is cloudy or slightly colored, or if you see particles in the solution.

SEMGLEE is injected under the skin (subcutaneously) of your thigh, buttocks, upper arms, or stomach area (abdomen).

Do not use SEMGLEE in an insulin pump or inject SEMGLEE into your vein (intravenously).

Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you choose with each dose to reduceyour risk of getting pits in skin or thickened skin (lipodystrophy) and skin with lumps (localized cutaneous amyloidosis) at the injection sites.

  • Do not use the exact spot for each injection.
  • Do not inject where the skin has pits, is thickened, or has lumps.
  • Do not inject where the skin is tender, bruised, scaly or hard, or into scars or damaged skin.

Do not mix SEMGLEE with any other type of insulin or liquid medicine.

Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your healthcare provider what your blood sugar should be and when you should check your blood sugar levels.

Keep SEMGLEE and all medicines out of the reach of children.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not share your pen with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.

SEMGLEE (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL is a prescription long-acting man-made-insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Do not share your pen with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them.

SEMGLEE (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL is a prescription long-acting man-made-insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus.

  • SEMGLEE is not for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • It is not known if SEMGLEE is safe and effective in children less than 6 years of age with type 1 diabetes.
  • It is not known if SEMGLEE is safe and effective in children with type 2 diabetes.

Do not use SEMGLEE during episodes of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the inactive ingredients of SEMGLEE. See the end of this Patient Information leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in SEMGLEE.

Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes with others. Do NOT reuse needles.

Before using SEMGLEE, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions including if you:

  • have liver or kidney problems.
  • take other medicines, especially ones called TZDs (thiazolidinediones).
  • have heart failure or other heart problems. If you have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with SEMGLEE.
  • are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. It is not known if SEMGLEE may harm your unborn baby or breastfeeding baby.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Before you start using SEMGLEE, talk to your healthcare provider about low blood sugar and how to manage it.

Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you chose with each dose to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy (pitted or thickened skin) and localized cutaneous amyloidosis (skin with lumps) at the injection sites. Do not use the same spot for each injection or inject where the skin is pitted, thickened, lumpy, tender, bruised, scaly, hard, scarred or damaged. Tell your doctor if you have any new or worsening symptoms of heart failure, including shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, sudden weight gain.

SEMGLEE should be taken once a day at the same time every day. Test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as SEMGLEE. Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your healthcare provider. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision.

Do NOT dilute or mix SEMGLEE with any other insulin or solution. It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. SEMGLEE must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible. Always make sure you have the correct insulin before each injection.

While using SEMGLEE, do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how SEMGLEE affects you. You should not drink alcohol or use other medicines that contain alcohol.

The most common side effect of insulin, including SEMGLEE, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life threatening. It may cause harm to your heart or brain. Symptoms of serious low blood sugar may include shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision.

SEMGLEE may cause serious side effects that can lead to death, such as severe allergic reactions. Get medical help right away if you have: A rash over your whole body, trouble breathing, a fast heartbeat, sweating, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, shortness of breath, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.

Other possible side effects may include swelling, weight gain, low potassium levels, injection site reactions, including changes in fat tissue at the injection site, and allergic reactions.

Important Safety Information for SEMGLEE (insulin glargine injection) pen.

SEMGLEE pen is a disposable single-patient-use prefilled insulin pen. Please talk to your healthcare provider about proper injection technique and follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that accompanies the pen.

These are not all the possible side effects of SEMGLEE. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

This summary does not include all the information about SEMGLEE and is not meant to take

the place of a discussion with your healthcare provider about your treatment.