Semglee (Insulin Glargine): Basics, Side Effects, and Reviews

Brand Name: Semglee

Generic Name: insulin glargine injection

Drug Class: Antidiabetics, Insulins, Antidiabetics, Long-Acting Insulins

Semglee is a long-acting man-made insulin that is basically used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus. It is not used 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 also not known if Semglee is safe and effective in children with type 2 diabetes

Uses for Semglee

Insulin glargine is a long-acting type of insulin that works slowly, over about 24 hours. Insulin is one of many hormones that help the body turn the food we eat into energy. This happens when the glucose (sugar) in the blood serves as quick energy. Also, insulin helps us store energy that we can use later. When you have diabetes mellitus, your body cannot make enough insulin or does not use insulin properly. This causes you to have too much sugar in your blood. Like other types of insulin, insulin glargine is used to keep your blood sugar level close to normal. You may have to use insulin glargine in combination with another type of insulin or with a type of oral diabetes medicine to keep your blood sugar under control.

You are only to use this medication after your doctor has prescribed it for you.