Week 3: The Time for Your First Lantus® Refill
Is Almost Here!
Now that you're in your third week of taking Lantus®, you may have noticed some changes.
You may be thinking that improving blood sugar
control is within reach.
That's why it's important to continue taking your Lantus® without interruption.
After 3 weeks, you may be reaching the point where you have to start thinking about refilling your Lantus® prescription.
Remember, it's all about small steps
This is one of the more important steps you'll want to take. Stay committed to your blood sugar treatment plan and set a date to get your prescription refilled.
Having Trouble Paying for Lantus®? We Have Ways to Help You Save
If you've just started using the Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen, you may qualify for the Lantus® Savings Card, a copay card that lets you pay no more than $25 on up to 6 Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen prescriptions.* Sign up and save.
And if you need help paying for Lantus® insulin, the Sanofi Patient Assistance Program may be a helpful resource.
*Certain eligibility restrictions apply. See Savings Card for details when you enroll.
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.