Learn about Lantus® Insulin
For starters, Lantus® may give you improved blood sugar control
These are the
blood sugar levels that the American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends
for most people with diabetes:
Your doctor may set individualized goals for you, based on how long you’ve had diabetes,
your age, other medical conditions you have, as well as other considerations.
If you find that diet, exercise, and other diabetes medicines alone aren't helping you reach your goals, your doctor may recommend adding a long-acting insulin, such
When you add Lantus® to your diabetes treatment plan, which can include other diabetes medicines, diet and exercise, you may discover
something you don’t have now: improved blood sugar control. And it can help you move towards your target blood sugar and A1C goals.
Prepare for Improved 24-Hour Blood Sugar Control
Learn About Adding Lantus®
Why Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) May Be the Right Choice for You
Improved Blood Sugar Control
Lantus® has been shown to lower A1C as part of an overall diabetes
treatment plan, which includes diet, exercise, and other diabetes medicines.
Once-a-day. 24 hours
One dose of Lantus® at the same time each day works all day and all
night—a full 24 hours.
No pronounced peak
Once-daily Lantus® works at a constant rate with no pronounced peak
for 24 hours. So you don’t have to eat at a specific time to balance a peak.
Expect Your Dose to Change
Your doctor may start you at a low dose and slowly adjust it until he or she finds
the right dose for you. That’s a normal part of adding insulin to your diabetes treatment plan, which may include diet, exercise, and other diabetes medicines. You must
check 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 professional.
“If I had known that insulin would help me lower blood sugar, I would have started sooner than I did.”
-Mary Ellen, taking Lantus® SoloSTAR® since 2003
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.
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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.