How much should I expect to pay for Basaglar?

Prescription drug prices can be confusing. Two people may pay different amounts for the same drug, depending on their insurance situation.

The list price1 of a 5-pack of 3 mL Basaglar KwikPens (15 mL or 15,000 units) is $326.36, but the amount you pay will largely depend on your prescription drug insurance plan. Insulin needs vary significantly from person to person, some take only 5 units per meal while others take over 100 units per meal. Given this variability, providing a relevant average cost for a month’s supply of Basaglar is difficult. The information below will give you a good idea of what to expect based on your insurance and support that may be available to you.

For the most accurate information, talk to your insurance provider who knows the details of your plan.

Which Option Below Best Describes Your Insurance Situation?

About 85% of Basaglar prescriptions cost between $0 and $30 per month, with the remaining 15% costing an average of $104 per month.2

What you pay for Basaglar will depend on your insurance plan. Each plan has different preferred drug lists and out-of-pocket amounts, and most include an annual deductible. If you haven’t met your deductible, you’ll see higher prices and could pay full retail price until you meet your deductible.

For personalized assistance on the most affordable options for you, please call the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center at 1-833-808-1234, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

For most patients with Medicare Part D coverage, out-of-pocket costs can vary throughout the year depending on which phase of the Part D benefit you are currently in. About 86% of Basaglar prescriptions cost between $0 and $100 per month, with the remaining 14% costing an average of $155 per month.2

Some Medicare patients qualify for extra financial support through the Extra Help3 program. If you are eligible for Extra Help, you can expect to pay $3 to $9 for each prescription.4

If you are unsure whether you qualify for Extra Help and would like more information, please visit: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/prescriptionhelp/.

For personalized assistance on the most affordable options for you, please call the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center at 1-833-808-1234, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

For most people on Medicaid, out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs like Basaglar range from $4 to $9 per month.5 Some states allow even lower copays or eliminate the copay requirement altogether.

To find out if you qualify for Medicaid, or for more information about copayments in your state, please visit: https://www.medicaid.gov/state-overviews/index.html.

For personalized assistance on the most affordable options for you, please call the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center at 1-833-808-1234, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

If you do not have prescription medication insurance coverage,6 or if your insurance does not cover Basaglar, you can expect to pay close to the list price shown above, plus any additional pharmacy charges depending on where you purchase your medicine.

For personalized assistance on the most affordable options for you, please call the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center at 1-833-808-1234, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Want More Information?

For personalized assistance on the most affordable options for you, please call the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center at 1-833-808-1234, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Although we won’t replace the advice of your healthcare provider, we’ll do our best to find affordable options for you.

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Lilly donates medicines to the Lilly Cares Foundation, a separate nonprofit organization that helps qualified people in need receive Lilly medicines at no cost. Learn more at www.lillycares.com or by calling Lilly Cares at 1-800-545-6962.

1List price, also referred to as wholesale acquisition cost or WAC, is the price at which Lilly sells its products to wholesalers and may not represent actual transactional prices patients pay at the pharmacy. WAC from AnalySource accessed on July 3, 2019. Reprinted with permission by First Databank, Inc. All rights reserved. ©2019. https://www.fdbhealth.com/policies/drug-pricing-policy/.

2Source: Based on internal analysis of IQVIA Longitudinal Access and Adjudication Data (LAAD) – Basaglar Patient OOP Cost per Script by Channel (April 2018 – March 2019). Accessed on July 26, 2019. Employer or Private Individual Policy Insurance reflects commercial savings card and other support. Medicare Part D Coverage reflects supplemental support.

3Social Security Administration (SSA). Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs. https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/prescriptionhelp/. Accessed on July 24, 2019.

4Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) 2019 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter. Attachment V Final 2019 Benefit Design Parameters. https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/MedicareAdvtgSpecRateStats/Downloads/Announcement2019.pdf. Accessed on July 24, 2019.

5Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Medicaid and CHIP Overview for Assisters. Maximum Allowable Copayments Determined by Eligible Population’s Household Income. Updated August 2018. **All out-of-pocket charges are based on the specific state’s defined payment amount for that service. Certain groups, including children, terminally ill individuals, and individuals residing in an institution are exempt from cost sharing. Refer to your state agency for details about Medicaid out-of-pocket costs. https://marketplace.cms.gov/technical-assistance-resources/fast-facts-medicaid-chip.pdf. Accessed on July 24, 2019.

6Most people have some type of health insurance coverage that includes a prescription drug benefit. According to recent data, just under 9% of the total U.S. population is uninsured. (https://www.kff.org/state-category/health-coverage-uninsured/health-insurance-status/).

PURPOSE AND SAFETY SUMMARY
PURPOSE AND SAFETY SUMMARY

Important Facts About Basaglar® (bāz-a-glar). It is also known as insulin glargine injection.

Basaglar is a long-acting insulin that is only available with a prescription. It is used to control high blood sugar in:

  • adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • children with type 1 diabetes

It is not known if Basaglar is safe and effective in children with type 2 diabetes or in children younger than 6 years with type 1 diabetes.

Basaglar is not used to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.

Basaglar can be self-injected or injected by a caregiver who is trained to use the Basaglar KwikPen. The Basaglar KwikPen is a disposable insulin delivery device used to inject Basaglar.

Warnings

Do not take Basaglar if you have:

  • symptoms of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • an allergy to Basaglar or any of its ingredients

Do not reuse needles or share your Basaglar KwikPen® with other people. You or the other person can get a serious infection. This can happen even if you change the needle.

Do not change the insulin you use or your dose, unless your doctor tells you to. This could cause low or high blood sugar, which could be serious.

Basaglar may cause serious side effects. Some of these can lead to death. The possible serious side effects of Basaglar are:

  • Low blood sugar. This can lead to:
    • dizziness or light-headedness
    • headache
    • shakiness
    • irritability
    • confusion
    • slurred speech
    • sweating
    • blurred vision
    • fast heartbeat
    • mood change
    • anxiety
    • hunger
  • Severe allergic reaction. Get emergency help right away if you have:
    • a rash over your whole body
    • swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
    • extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion
    • shortness of breath
    • trouble breathing
    • sweating
    • a fast heartbeat
  • Low potassium in your blood. This can lead to severe breathing problems, irregular heartbeat, and death.
  • Heart failure. Taking diabetes pills called thiazolidinediones /thIE-uh-zOH-li-dEEn-dIE-OHns/ (TZDs) with Basaglar may cause heart failure in some people. This includes people who do not have any heart problems. If you have heart failure, it may get worse if you take TZDs with Basaglar. Tell your doctor if you have any new symptoms of heart failure, or if they get worse. These are:
    • shortness of breath
    • swelling of the ankles or feet
    • sudden weight gain
    Your doctor may need to change or stop treatment with TZDs and Basaglar.
Common side effects

The most common side effects of Basaglar are:

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

These are not all of the possible side effects. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. You can report side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Before using

Talk with your doctor about low blood sugar and how to manage it. Tell your doctor:

 about all of the medicines you take, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

 about any other prescription medicines you take, especially ones called TZDs.

 about all of your medical conditions, including if you have heart failure or other heart, liver, or kidney problems. If you have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Basaglar.

 if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Basaglar may harm your unborn or breastfeeding baby.

How to take
  • Read the Instructions for Use that come with your Basaglar KwikPen. These instructions provide details on how to prepare and inject a dose of Basaglar, and how to throw away used Basaglar KwikPens and needles.
  • Check your blood sugar levels and use Basaglar exactly as your doctor tells you to. Your dose may need to change because of illness, increased stress, or changes in your weight, diet, or level of physical activity or exercise. Your dose may also need to change because of other medicines you take.
  • Check your insulin label each time you give your injection. This will help you make sure that you are using the correct insulin.
  • Take Basaglar once a day, at the same time each day.
  • Only use Basaglar that is clear and colorless and does not have any particles.
  • Do not mix Basaglar with any other type of insulin or solution.
  • Do not drive or use heavy machinery until you know how Basaglar affects you. Do not drink alcohol or use other medicines that contain alcohol when taking Basaglar.
Learn more

For more information, call 1-800-545-5979 or go to Basaglar.com.

This summary provides basic information about Basaglar but does not include all information known about this medicine. Read the information that comes with your prescription each time your prescription is filled. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor. Be sure to talk to your doctor or other health care provider about Basaglar and how to take it. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide if Basaglar is right for you.


Basaglar® and Basaglar KwikPen® are registered trademarks owned or licensed by Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries, or affiliates.

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