Which medications in the drug class Long-acting insulins are used in the treatment of Glucose Intolerance?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Long-acting insulins

These insulins provide a longer duration of action, and, when combined with rapid- or short-acting insulins, they provide better glucose control.

Insulin detemir (Levemir)

Insulin detemir is indicated for once- or twice-daily dosing for patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus. The duration of action is up to 24 hours, resulting from slow systemic absorption of detemir from the injection site.

Insulin Glargine (Lantus)

Insulin glargine has an onset of action of 4-8 hours and duration of action of 24 hours. Peak effects occur within 16-18 hours.

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