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Lantus (Insulin Glargine) – injection pen with insulin analogue for treating type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Lantus is an injection insulin pen used by patients with type 1 (insulin-dependent) and type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. Lantus insulin is a long-acting insulin analogue – insulin glargine marketed by Sanofi-Aventis. It controls the blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes mellitus. Lantus insulin pens are the most commonly prescribed insulin forms. Lantus pens are usually only a part of the diabetes treatment programs that include diet, exercise, weight control, and medical therapy.

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How Lantus Works

As well as human insulin, Lantus insulin glargine lowers the blood sugar levels. Unlike other insulin analogues, Lantus is a long-acting insulin form, which allows injecting the prescribed Lantus dose only once a day. What is more, when using Lantus pens, you do not require having a snack in order to balance a peak and avoid serious glucose level decrease. Lantus insulin is released with no pronounced peak for the period of 24 hours, thus you don’t need to balance a peak at a specific time.

Many experts say that there is a possible link between Lantus and cancer. The results of clinical trials in several countries showed increase of cancer diseases rates in patients receiving Lantus insulin. Nevertheless, the final proofs have not been found yet, that is why patients using Lantus pens are recommended to continue this treatment.

How Should I Use Lantus

With a Lantus SoloStar pen or Lantus OptiClik pen, you need to inject your prescribed Lantus dose once a day. It is highly advisable to do that the same time each day. Lantus insulin pens contain 300 units of insulin each. You can use your Lantus pen only within 28 days after the first injection. Even if due to your Lantus dosing, you have some medicine left in the pen after 28 days, you still need to throw the pen away and never use it after the expiration date. Don’t forget to use new sterile needles each time you make an injection.

When you use Lantus insulin, make sure it is a clear and colorless liquid. If it has changed its color or consistency, do not use it anymore and ask your doctor to give you a new prescription as soon as possible.

Always have a source of sugar at hand in case you notice the symptoms of hypoglycemia. This may be a candy, orange juice, milk, or special glucose gel.

What if I miss a dose? If you miss your Lantus dose, you should inject it as soon as you remember. You should skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for the next one. Do not inject more than one Lantus dose during the period of 24 hours.

What happens if take a bigger dose? Overdose on Lantus insulin causes serious and even life-threatening hypoglycemia. You should seek emergency medical assistance immediately if you get Lantus overdose.

How should I store Lantus insulin pens? Lantus pens should be stored at room temperature below 860 F (300 C) for 28 days after the first injection. In-use Lantus SoloStar pen or Lantus OptiClik pen should not be refrigerated. Keep your Lantus SoloStar pen or Lantus OptiClik pen away from dust and dirt. If necessary, you can clean the outside of Lantus pens with a damp cloth.

Where to Buy Lantus Insulin

You can buy Lantus insulin pens either in a usual drugstore or on the Internet in an online store. Lantus prices can vary. Moderate Lantus prices can often be found at online drugstores like ours. We offer you to buy Lantus online and have it delivered to your home.

Those people for whom it is quite complicated to buy Lantus insulin, Sanofi-Aventis offer Lantus Patient Assistance Program.

Safety – learn before using

You should read the following information very carefully before you decide to buy Lantus online from us. It explains in what cases Lantus diabetes treatment is contraindicative, what medications may interact with Lantos and negatively affect your health, and what additional things you need to know when starting Lantus treatment. Awareness of the following information will help you avoid the risk of Lantus side effects.

Contraindications

As Lantus insulin is very similar to human insulin, it has almost no contraindications except for the following:

  • Hypersensitivity to any components of Lantus insulin.

You should inform you doctor or health provider if you have this contraindication to Lantus treatment.

Interaction with Other Drugs

There a lot of different medications that may interact with Lantus insulin decreasing or increasing its effects on the blood sugar levels. The following is the list of drugs that make it harder to notice the hypoglycemia symptoms:

  • Albuterol
  • Clonidine
  • Reserpine
  • Beta-blockers

If you are taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medications, herbal preparations or vitamins, you need to consult with your doctor before starting to use Lantus pens.

More

If you are planning to buy Lantus insulin and start using it, you should know the following:

  • Under no circumstances should you dilute or mix it with another insulin or solution. This may lead to a serious lack of glycemic control.
  • You should not change Lantus dosing without approval from your doctor.
  • You should regularly test your blood sugar levels when using Lantus insulin.

Possible Side Effects

Diabetes treatment with Lantus insulin may cause some Lantus side effects. If you experience any of the following, you should seek qualified medical assistance, especially when the Lantus side effects become very strong.

Common Lantus side effects:

  • Hypoglycemia: hunger, headache, sweating, weakness, tremor, problems with breathing, rapid heartbeat, fainting, seizures, etc.
  • Injection site reactions: rash, itching, swelling, redness, thickening.

Remember, any of these common Lantus insulin side effects may become severe and therefore life-threatening. That is why you need to seek emergency medical assistance if you notice any Lantus side effects.

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