Lantus®. Once-a-day. 24 Hours.
Take high blood sugar on with Lantus® and the easy-to-use Lantus®
Your doctor may have told you that your blood sugar levels are still out of
your target range. That your diet, exercise, and other diabetes medicines are no longer
enough to keep your levels under control. And that it's time to work with you on treatment options to help better manage your blood sugar.
It's not easy to hear. But the fact is, when you have diabetes, your body doesn't
make enough insulin and/or your body does not properly use the insulin it makes.
That's why your doctor may have
also suggested adding
insulin to your diabetes treatment plan.
The good news is that you can take your high blood sugar levels on with Lantus®.
Lantus® Insulin: One Shot a Day, at the Same Time Each
Lantus® gives you a steady release of insulin overnight and between meals to help
control your blood sugar for a full 24 hours. Lantus® is
the only insulin approved exclusively for once-a-day use, which makes the Lantus®
in the SoloSTAR® pen an important part of your day.
With the Once-a-Day Lantus® SoloSTAR® Pen,
Take It On
Prefilled With Lantus®—The #1 Prescribed Insulin**
Uses a Small, Thin Needle†
Large Print Dosing Window
**Based on TRx data from IMS Health, NPA™ monthly database,
time period from May 2003 to November 2011.
†Needle not included with pen.
Even More Reasons to Choose the
Lantus® SoloSTAR® Pen
You don't refrigerate the pen once it's in use and it's good for
28 days once opened
It's portable and you can travel with it
It can be used with BD Ultra-Fine™ Nano™ needles‡
‡Needle not included with the pen. BD Ultra-Fine™
Nano™ is a trademark of Becton, Dickinson and Company.
In a study,
74% of patients
with diabetes considered
a pen** easier to use
**Study conducted with FlexPen™. FlexPen is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S.
Depending on how your prescription is filled, you can receive up to 500 more units
of insulin with the Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen as compared
to the Lantus® vial for the same copay—on most insurance plans.
Do not take Lantus® if you are allergic to insulin or any of the
inactive ingredients in Lantus®.
You must test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Lantus®.
Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your
healthcare provider. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under
Do NOT dilute or mix Lantus® with any other insulin or solution.
It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be
serious. Lantus® must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless
with no particles visible. Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with
The most common side effect of insulin, including Lantus®, is
low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious. Some people may
experience symptoms such as shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision.
Severe hypoglycemia may be serious and life-threatening. It may cause harm to your
heart or brain. Other possible side effects may include injection site reactions,
including changes in fat tissue at the injection site, and allergic reactions, including
itching and rash. In rare cases, some allergic reactions may be life-threatening.
Tell your doctor about other medicines and supplements you are taking because they
can change the way insulin works. Before starting Lantus®, tell your
doctor about all your medical conditions including if you have liver or kidney problems,
are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding or planning to
Lantus® SoloSTAR® is a disposable prefilled insulin
pen. Please talk to your healthcare provider about proper injection technique and
follow instructions in the Instruction Leaflet that accompanies the pen.
Click here for Full Prescribing Information for Lantus®.
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The health information contained herein is provided for general educational purposes
only. Your healthcare professional is the single best source of information regarding
your health. Please consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions
about your health or treatment.