Tresiba Flextouch Pens (100 units/mL) Pen is a pre-filled disposable pen that contains 300 units of insulin.
Tresiba is long-acting basal insulin called insulin degludec. It is used to treat diabetes mellitus in adults, adolescents, and children aged one year and above. Tresiba helps your body reduce your blood sugar level. It is used for once-daily dosing.
On occasions when you cannot follow your regular dosing schedule, you can change the dosing time because Tresiba has a long blood sugar-lowering effect. Tresiba can be used with meal-related rapid-acting insulin products.
In type 2 diabetes mellitus, Tresiba may be used with tablets for diabetes or injectable antidiabetic medicines other than insulin.
Insulin degludec replaces the insulin the body typically produces. It acts longer than regular insulin (similar to insulin detemir) and provides a low steady release throughout the day. It helps blood glucose get into the body’s cells to be used as energy.
Insulin degludec can be used along with other diabetes drugs, including a shorter-acting insulin product.
Tresiba FlexTouch Pens last eight weeks, once opened, are also available in 200 units/ml.