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Lantus
Insulin Glargine - Inj


Insulin glargine is used to treat diabetes mellitus. Like other insulin products, it works by helping sugar (glucose) get into cells but has a more long-acting (over 24 hours) effect. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, circulation problems, and blindness.

 
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Uses
Insulin glargine is used to treat diabetes mellitus. Like other insulin products, it works by helping sugar (glucose) get into cells but has a more long-acting (over 24 hours) effect. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent heart disease, strokes, kidney disease, circulation problems, and blindness.


Storage
  • The unopened vial/cartridge of medication is best stored in the refrigerator between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C).
  • Do not freeze.
  • After you have opened the medication, you may store it in the refrigerator or at room temperature, but it must be discarded after 28 days.
  • The unopened vial/cartridge may also be stored at room temperature below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C), but must be discarded after 28 days.
  • Protect insulin from direct sunlight, heat, and moisture.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: unusually fast heartbeat, unusual sweating, shakiness, seizures.

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LANTUS?
LANTUS?
Purple color identifies Lantus
Purple color identifies Lantus
Lantus uses the color purple to help
Lantus uses the color purple to help
to Lantus in lieu of my pump.
to Lantus in lieu of my pump.
Lantus (insulin glargine) 100 units/
Lantus (insulin glargine) 100 units/

How To Use
  • Learn all preparation and usage instructions, including how to inject Lantus properly, and how to manage your blood sugar (e.g., blood glucose monitoring, high or low blood sugar symptoms, treatment for high or low blood sugar).
  • If any of this information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol.
  • It is important to change the location of the injection site daily to avoid problem areas under the skin (lipodystrophy).
  • Inject Lantus under the skin (SC) usually once daily at bedtime; or use as directed by your doctor.
  • The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
  • Measure each dose very carefully; even small changes in the amount of insulin may have a large effect on your blood sugar levels.
  • If you experience any of the symptoms of low blood sugar (listed below in SIDE EFFECTS section), take a quick source of sugar such as glucose tablets, table sugar, orange juice, honey, or non-diet soda.
  • Promptly contact your doctor.
  • Insulin glargine is not recommended to be given into a vein (IV).
  • Severe low blood sugar may result.
  • Do not mix this type of insulin with other insulin products or with other intravenous (IV) solutions.
  • Before using, inspect this product visually for particles or discoloration.
  • If either is present, do not use the liquid.
  • Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely.
  • Consult your pharmacist.

Side Effects
  • Injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation) may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) occur: fainting, cold sweats, shaking/tremor, unusually fast heartbeat, headache, slurred speech, seizures.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) occurs: unusual drowsiness, confusion, rapid breathing, fruity breath odor, increased urination, unusual thirst.
  • An allergic reaction to Lantus is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, liver problems, nerve disease (e.g., diabetic neuropathy), thyroid problems, any allergies (especially to other insulin products).
  • Fever, serious infection or injury, emotional stress, or major surgery may increase your blood sugar level temporarily which may make Lantus less effective.
  • Consult your doctor for details and a treatment plan.
  • Caution is advised when using Lantus in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its effect on blood sugar.
  • Lantus should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known whether Lantus passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • It is very important to follow your insulin regimen exactly.
  • Do not miss any doses of insulin.
  • Discuss specific instructions with your doctor now, in case you miss a dose of insulin in the future.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: other insulin products (e.g., Regular, NPH), oral diabetes medicine (e.g., glyburide, pioglitazone), ACE inhibitors (e.g., enalapril, lisinopril), beta-blockers (e.g., metoprolol, propranolol), disopyramide, fibrates (e.g., clofibrate, gemfibrozil), fluoxetine, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), propoxyphene, salicylates (e.g., aspirin), octreotide, sulfa antibiotics (e.g., sulfamethoxazole), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), danazol, diuretics, sympathomimetic drugs (e.g., albuterol, epinephrine), isoniazid, certain psychiatric medicine (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine), somatropin, thyroid medicine, estrogens and progestins (including birth control pills), clonidine, lithium, pentamidine, guanethidine, reserpine.
  • Drinking alcohol may affect your blood sugar level.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for lantus
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 63
Location: Mackay, Qld Australia
Time Taken: 42 days

Reason: ype 2 diabetes after 17 years of diet and oral medications Date: 2 November 2009
Side Effects
Much better control without the highs and lows. Much easier to use as only have medication and injection at night. Used to have medication 3 times a day and always testing bsl. Now only have to test fasting bsl and an occasional random test.

Additional Thoughts
I was reluctant to start using insulin (I resisted for a few years) but now realise it is much simpler and easier. Really have no regrets finally giving in.

Overall:2 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 66
Location: india
Time Taken: 3 months and oral medicines si days

Reason: i could not control golcose level in the blood by takinmg oral medicines .it was remaining fasting between150-170 and pp 220-250 Date: 10 October 2007
Side Effects
after taking lantus for about one month i felt itching throught body and rashes. however this vanished after taking medicine prescribed by the doctor

Additional Thoughts
now i have been using lantus for last 3 months by taking 20 units per day besides taking oral medicines as advised by doctor metformin 1500grms and glenese 20 mg dailly. SUGAR LEVEL STILL MAINTAINS AT 120-130 FASTING and after 2 hours pp 210-230. I want therfore to know why i could notget better results.

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