What You Need To Know About Basaglar Coupons, Cost, and Patient Assistance Programs


Posted by Prescription Hope - See Editorial Guidelines (Last Updated On: Thu Nov 09 2023)

Is Your Basaglar Too Expensive?

The average price for Basaglar costs around $326 for a 5-pack of 3 mL Basaglar Kwikpens. However, the Basaglar price you pay may vary depending on the pharmacy you go to and your insurance coverage.

Basaglar coupons may also be available to many patients. However, even with a Basaglar coupon, you may still be paying too much.

Patients can get their Basaglar medication for $60.00 per month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service. Although Prescription Hope is not a Basaglar coupon, individuals looking for a Basaglar coupon can save more money through Prescription Hope!

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Here is a Basaglar cost comparison chart.

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The four options you have to save money on Basaglar

There are four main ways to save money on out-of-pocket costs when it comes to prescription medication.

  1. Join a healthcare plan with prescription drug coverage (Please make sure the medication you are taking is in the insurance formulary.)
  2. Prescription drug discount cards
  3. Coupon cards that are directly for the pharmaceutical manufacturer
  4. Patient assistance programs, which are also directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer

Now that we have given you the four main medication savings programs, there are a few hurdles to go over in each of those areas. We will be quick about this…

When you join a health insurance program, you will have high deductibles, copays, and things of that nature.

When you have prescription drug discount cards, the discounts are uneven all across the board.

Coupons sponsored directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer specifically for brand-name medications are excellent in the short run. For the long term, there is a lot of money still left out of your pocket…

Last are the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s patient assistance programs that provide medication to individuals who qualify, which provides unmatched medication savings for the long term.

Do I qualify for Basaglar patient assistance programs?

Qualifying for Basaglar patient assistance programs is based on household income guidelines. Every patient assistance program uses different criteria for qualification, so we use the information below as general guidelines:

Prescription Hope Income Guidelines
  • An individual earning up to $50,000 a year may qualify
  • Households of 2 individuals with a combined income up to $70,000 a year may qualify
  • Guidelines can increase in families making up to $200,000 per year

Prescription Hope suggests that anyone looking to save money on Basaglar submit an enrollment form.

Suppose you do not qualify to receive Basaglar through patient assistance programs. In that case, we will never charge a service fee for that medication. Once you have been pre-qualified and your first charge has been paid but we find we can’t get your medication, you will be refunded any service fees paid for the medication.

Soon after submitting an enrollment form, we will determine whether you qualify to receive the medications you have requested through patient assistance programs.

Suppose we find a program that will work for you. In that case, we will reach out to you for any additional information needed and reach out to your healthcare provider for the prescription.

Once we receive this information back, we immediately order your medication for you. After that, Prescription Hope works to manage medication orders, refill medications on time throughout the year, maintain up-to-date records, and renew your prescription medication’s enrollment every year.

Once all requested paperwork is received from you and your healthcare provider, your first order of medication is typically delivered within 2 to 4 weeks, we then continue to manage ongoing refills month after month. We will then place refills ahead of time so that you receive your medication on a regular schedule.

During the four to six week enrollment period, we recommend that you ask your healthcare provider if they could provide you with Basaglar samples while waiting for your first shipment.

Through our program, Americans save thousands every year from the retail cost of their prescription medications through Prescription Hope. To learn more about how Prescription Hope works you can visit our website.

If you are looking to save money on a medication other than Basaglar, you can view a complete list of medications available through patient assistance programs here.

If Basaglar is not suitable for you, then talk to your healthcare provider about Basaglar alternatives. Popular prescription drugs that treat diabetes and are available through Prescription Hope include:

Who is Prescription Hope?

Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that provides access to brand-name medication through patient assistance programs.

Prescription Hope charges a service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for each medication accessed through patient assistance programs to manage medication orders and refills.

There are no other costs, fees, deductibles, or copays associated with the Prescription Hope service.

Prescription Hope is not an insurance product, coupon card, discount program, or pharmacy.

Prescription Hope is a medication access service that manages patient assistance programs for you. We do not manufacture, store, or ship medications.

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What is Basaglar (insulin glargine)?

Basaglar (insulin glargine) injection is FDA-approved long-acting insulin, sometimes called basal insulin, only available to individuals with a prescription.

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and controls blood sugar levels by helping the body use and store its sugar from the food we eat. In patients with diabetes, there is either not enough insulin being produced, or cells are not responsive enough to insulin to control blood sugar levels.

Basaglar (insulin glargine) works over a 24-hour period to lower blood sugar. It has been approved for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus and children 6 and older with type 1 diabetes.

Important safety information & warnings

Basaglar insulin may also be known as insulin glargine injection.

It is unknown if Basaglar safe and effective in children with type 2 diabetes or children younger than 6 years of age with type 1 diabetes.

Basaglar should not be used to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.

Do not take this medication if you have:

Never share your insulin needles or Basaglar pen with other people. Doing so can put you at an increased risk of infection.

Never change your dose of Basaglar or the type of insulin you use. Doing so can cause severe high or low blood sugar levels. Low blood sugar can be serious and life-threatening. Symptoms of hypoglycemia may include:

  • dizziness or light-headedness
  • sweating
  • confusion
  • headache
  • blurred vision
  • slurred speech
  • shakiness
  • fast heartbeat
  • anxiety
  • irritability
  • mood change
  • hunger

Before using Basaglar, tell your healthcare provider:

  • About any other medications you are taking, including other prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you are taking medicines called TZDs. Certain drug interactions are possible and can lead to adverse reactions.
  • About the history of your medical conditions, especially if you have heart disease or liver or kidney problems.
  • If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. It is not known if Basaglar will cause harm to an unborn or nursing child.

How to store Basaglar:

Store unopened Basaglar pens in the refrigerator between 36°F and 46°F. Never freeze your insulin. Any insulin that becomes frozen should be thrown out.

Basaglar that is unopened and refrigerated correctly can get used up until the expiration date. Insulin that is currently getting used can get stored at room temperature for up to 28 days.

Be sure your insulin pens and supplies are also stored where children cannot reach them.

How is Basaglar used?

Basaglar only comes in the form of a prefilled pen, which is a disposable insulin delivery device. An instructional insert comes with the insulin pen. Read the entire instructions to know how to prepare and inject each dose and dispose of the needles and pen correctly.

Patients must continue to check their blood sugar and use Basaglar exactly as their healthcare provider has prescribed it.

How to inject Basaglar:

  • Before injecting, check the insulin label to ensure it is the correct type of insulin and not expired.
  • Use a new needle each time you administer your dose to prevent the risk of infection and ensure the correct dose is given each time.
  • Basaglar should be taken once a day at the same time every day.
  • Rotate injection sites each time you inject your insulin. Rotating injection sites can help prevent injection site reactions and thickening of the skin. Do not inject in places where the skin is thickened, bruised, scaly, scarred, or damaged.

Where to inject Basaglar:

Basaglar should get injected under the skin around the stomach, buttocks, upper legs, or upper arms. Be sure to rotate injection sites with each dose.

Dosage and administration

Your specific dose for Basaglar will vary from other individuals. The dose gets based upon your specific needs and condition. Your healthcare provider will prescribe a dose for you to take and may make adjustments to that dose as needed.

  • Basaglar should be administered subcutaneously once a day at the same time every day.
  • Be sure to rotate injection sites with each dose.
  • When converting to this medication, closely monitor your blood sugar levels, especially during the first few weeks.
  • Never mix or dilute this medicine with any other insulin or solution.

Patients with type 1 diabetes must use this type of insulin with short-acting insulin. Talk to your healthcare provider about which short-acting insulin is right for you.

Dosage form and strengths:

Please note: Regardless of which form of this insulin you are prescribed, the strength is 100 units/mL. Therefore each of the pens above contains 300 total units.

Side effects of Basaglar

Basaglar may cause serious side effects, which can include:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Allergic reaction

Get emergency help if you have:

  • a rash over your whole body
  • trouble breathing
  • a rapid heartbeat
  • swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
  • sweating
  • shortness of breath
  • extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion
  • Low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia): can cause breathing problems, irregular heartbeat, and death.
  • Heart Failure: Taking thiazolidinediones (TZDs) with Basaglar can cause heart failure in some patients. Notify your healthcare provider right away if you have new or worsening signs of heart failure.

The most common side effects of Basaglar may include:

  • low blood sugar
  • allergic reactions
  • minor reactions at the injection site
  • changes in fat tissue where you have injected Basaglar
  • itching
  • rash
  • swelling
  • weight gain

Report side effects to your healthcare provider, especially if you have persistent adverse reactions.

What to avoid when using Basaglar

Avoid mixing insulin glargine with any other type of insulin or solution. Always make sure the insulin is clear and colorless and does not have any particles floating in it.

Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how Basaglar will affect you.

Avoid drinking alcohol consumption while taking this medication, as it may increase your risk of having hypoglycemia.

What drugs can affect Basaglar?

Certain medications can affect the way insulin works, causing greater fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Other medicines may mask hypoglycemia making it harder to tell when your blood sugar is low. Hypoglycemia unawareness can be dangerous as it can prevent you from treating it before it becomes severe or life-threatening.

Because of unknown drug effects talk to your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking. They may recommend changing your dose or the timing of your dose based on the other prescription drugs you are taking.

Contraindications

Basaglar is contraindicated:

  • During hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) events.
  • In those with a hypersensitivity to insulin glargine or any of its ingredients.

Learn how people pay the set cost of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for Basaglar through Prescription Hope!

Are you looking for a place to get your Basaglar (insulin glargine) medication at an affordable price?

Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that provides access to brand-name medication through patient assistance programs.

Prescription Hope charges a service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for each medication accessed through patient assistance programs to manage medication orders and refills.

There are no other costs, fees, deductibles, or copays associated with the Prescription Hope service.

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Is there a generic version of Basaglar available?

Many consider Basaglar to be the generic version of Lantus. In reality, it is not technically a generic but rather a biosimilar to Sanofi’s Lantus. There are no generic versions of Basaglar currently available in the United States.

How much does Basaglar cost without insurance?

The average retail cost of Basaglar without insurance is about $326 for 5 3mL KwikPens. Qualifying patients can get their Basaglar insulin through patient assistance programs. Prescription Hope can streamline this patient assistance program for you for the set medication access service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service.

When is the best time to take Basaglar?

Patients should take Basaglar once a day at the same time every day. Schedule your dose of insulin to be taken at the same time every day based on your daily lifestyle and schedule. You can also talk to your healthcare provider about what time is right for you based on your condition.

Does Basaglar have a patient assistance program?

There is a patient assistance program for Basaglar. Prescription Hope can enroll individuals who qualify into the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s patient assistance program for the set medication access service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service.

Is Prescription Hope a Basaglar coupon, discount card, or insurance product?

Prescription Hope is not a Basaglar coupon, discount card, or insurance product. Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that streamlines patient assistance programs for individuals who qualify to make their medication affordable. Although Prescription Hope is not a Basaglar coupon, individuals looking for a Basaglar coupon can save more through Prescription Hope! When you obtain your medications from Prescription Hope, your total will never cost more than $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for each medication. If we cannot help you obtain a prescription medication, we will never charge a service fee for that medication. Once you have been pre-qualified and your first charge has been paid but we find we can’t get your medication, you will be refunded any service fees paid for the medication.

Can Prescription Hope get Basaglar if I have insurance?

Yes. Every year, Prescription Hope works with some of the most prominent insurance organizations across the United States. Because Prescription Hope is NOT an insurance plan, our service works alongside your coverage to make your medication more affordable. This includes Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Humana. When adding Prescription Hope, insurance organizations can provide a better level of care for their clients. Enroll with Prescription Hope now to make your medication more affordable.

Does health insurance cover Basaglar?

Most insurance plans and Medicare will cover Basaglar. However, many patients still find that their Basaglar medication is too expensive despite having insurance coverage. So, whether you are with or without insurance, you can still enroll in Prescription Hope and potentially save hundreds each month.


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