Human body produce insulin in order to control the level of blood sugar. A condition in which body doesn’t produce it enough or when the body is unable to use insulin effectively, such condition is known as Diabetes and the person who is suffering from it, is termed as diabetic patient.
In order to cope up with insulin deficiency in human body, usually an artificial insulin is being injected. Tresiba is also an artificial or man-made insulin that is used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes mellitus. Tresiba can be only used for diabetes mellitus but not for diabetic ketoacidosis in which quantity of ketones become increased in the blood or urine. Tresibe can’t be obtained without a prescription.
Tresiba is very similar to the natural insulin with only one difference that it works not as fast as the natural insulin does. It is absorbed more slowly in the body and takes longer to reach its target .It can be concluded that Tresiba has a long duration of action. Working mechanism of Tresiba inside the body is same as naturally produced insulin. It basically helps glucose to enter cells from the blood. It also control the glucose level in the blood and as a result the drastic effects of abnormal quantity of sugar can be reduced.
Tresiba Side effects, Dosage, Cost for Diabetes Mellitus Treatment
You can find all relevant information about Tresiba below:
Tresiba Side effects
Commonly reported side effects of Tresiba are following:
- One of the most commonly observed adverse reaction in patients who are using insulin regardless of its type, is hypoglycemia. The severity of reported hypoglycemia depends on various factors such as the diabetes type, insulin dose, intensity of glucose control, background therapies and many others.
- Tresibe can cause severe, even life-threatening, generalized allergies including anaphylaxis, generalized skin reactions, bronchospasm etc.
- Hypotension and shock may also occur with any insulin, including Tresiba.
- Hypersensitivity like swelling of tongue and lips, tiredness, and itching can also ocurr as Tresiba’s side effects.
- Visual disturbances or impairment can also occur.
- Diarrhea and nausea were also reported in patients treated with Tresiba.
- Long-term use of all types of insulin including Tresiba can leads to lipodystrophy at the site where insulin injections are injected regularly. Lipodystrophy can be of two types, thickening of adipose tissue, termed as lipohypertrophy and lipoatrophy in which thinning of adipose tissue occur. They can make insulin absorption difficult.
- Injection site reactions are another common side effect that patients have reported. It includes injection site pain, hematoma, nodules, swelling, discoloration as well as warmth.
- Injection sites must be rotated between upper arm, abdominal, buttocks and thigh area from one injection to the next.
- One of the most important recommendation is that you should tell your doctor all medications and supplements you are currently using if he prescribed insulin.
- In case of pregnancy and breastfeeding, take advice from your doctor before using any kind of insulin including Tresiba. Women with diabetes who are nursing may require adjustments in insulin dose, meal plan, or both.
Tresiba Dosage for Diabetes Mellitus Treatment
The dose of Tresiba depends on different factors like type of diabetes, metabolic need of patient, monitoring results of patient blood glucose, and glycemic control goal. Tresiba may interact with other insulin products like beta-bloker, guanethidine, reserpine and other antidiabetic agents. Tresiba is available in two concentrations. A pen containing 100 units/mL can be injected from 1 to 80 units in a single injection, in increments of 1 unit. The 200 units/mL pen can be injected from 2 to 160 units in a single injection, in increments of 2 units.
Prescribed dose should be injected once a day, at the same time every day if possible. Like all other types of insulin, injection of Tresiba is given as an injection under the skin in the thigh, upper arm or abdominal wall. Body area should be changed with each injection in order to reduce the risk of lipodystrophy. It is strongly recommended to take advise from doctor in case of patients below 18 years of age because it not known if this medicine is safe and effective for children.
In Pakistan, Rs. 1800 is the price for 1 Packet,contains 3 ml Pen each. Sometime there may be availability issues for Tresiba.