Tresiba Now Available in Pharmacies Across the Country

Article

Novo Nordisk's insulin degludec injection is now available in pharmacies nationwide.

Novo Nordisk’s insulin degludec injection (Tresiba) is now available in pharmacies nationwide.

The once-daily, long-acting basal insulin was approved in September 2015 for improving glycemic control in adults with diabetes.

"When developing new therapies, Novo Nordisk keeps patients' needs top of mind,” said Camille Lee, senior vice president of Diabetes Marketing at Novo Nordisk, in a press release. “With its long-acting blood glucose lowering effect, lasting for at least 42 hours, Tresiba is a shining example of that. We're proud to offer this new treatment for adults living with diabetes and are excited to see the impact it may have on management of their blood sugar."

Tresiba is an insulin therapy that releases over time and lasts a minimum of 42 hours after 8 once-daily injections. This allows patients to take a dose at any time of day.

If patients miss a dose, they should take the missed dose if at least 8 hours have elapsed between consecutive injections.

It is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis, and it is not known if it is safe or effective in children under the age of 18 years.

Adverse effects associated with Tresiba include itching, rash or swelling at the injection site, weight gain, and swelling of the hands or feet.

Severe adverse effects include low blood sugar, low potassium levels, and heart failure. These symptoms may manifest as anxiety, irritability, and dizziness. Patients should seek medical attention immediately if they notice these symptoms.

Related Videos
Rear view of Audience listening Speakers on the stage in the conference hall or seminar meeting, business and education about investment concept -  Image credit: THANANIT | stock.adobe.com
Pharmacist helping patient use glucose monitor -- Image credit: Kalyakan | stock.adobe.com
Pride flags during pride event -- Image credit: ink drop | stock.adobe.com
Female Pharmacist Holding Tablet PC - Image credit: Tyler Olson | stock.adobe.com
African American male pharmacist using digital tablet during inventory in pharmacy - Image credit: sofiko14 | stock.adobe.com
Young woman using smart phone,Social media concept. - Image credit: Urupong | stock.adobe.com
selling mental health medication to man at pharmacy | Image Credit: Syda Productions - stock.adobe.com
Medicine tablets on counting tray with counting spatula at pharmacy | Image Credit: sutlafk - stock.adobe.com
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.