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What is the difference between Basaglar and Lantus?

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Official Answer by Drugs.com 9 Mar 2016

Basaglar is insulin glargine injection, approved in Dec 2015 and manufactured by Eli Lilly. Basaglar is a "follow-on" product to Lantus (insulin glargine injection), made by sanofi-aventis.

They are both long-acting human insulin analogues used for blood glucose (sugar) control in adult and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes and in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Basaglar is administered subcutaneously once daily by the KwikPen at the same time every day.

The FDA does not consider Basaglar a biosimilar to Lantus. FDA did not approve Basaglar as a biosimilar to Lantus because Lantus was not approved under the Public Health Service Act, so there is no “reference product” for a proposed biosimilar product.

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