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Prescription Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) is a long-acting insulin used to treat adults with type 2 diabetes and adults and pediatric patients (children 6 years and older) with type 1 diabetes for the control of high blood sugar. It should be taken once a day at the same time each day to lower blood glucose.

Do not use Lantus® to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.

Important Safety Information for Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection)

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 medical supervision.

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 others.

Tell your doctor about other medicines, especially ones commonly called TZDs (thiazolidinediones), 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 heart failure or other heart problems, liver or kidney problems, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed. If you have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Lantus®.

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 swelling, weight gain, 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.

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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Real People with Type 2 Diabetes Talk About Adding Insulin

Charles: When I found out I had type 2 diabetes, I learned as much as I could about it.

Mary Ellen: I tried everything to manage my blood sugar... weight loss; oral medications; I went on a strict diet. I still wasn't reaching my blood sugar goals.

Shenee: I knew I had to get my blood sugar under control. I went to talk to my doctor.

Julie: I remember starting on pills to try to get control of my sugars. After a while though, it wasn't enough, so my doctor told me "You know what? We're going to try insulin."

Super: The most common side effect of insulin is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life threatening.

Shenee: At first, I was afraid. You know, nobody likes needles. The thought of giving myself a shot scared me.

Super: Some people may experience symptoms such as shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision, while some experience no symptoms at all.

Charles: I educated myself on the importance of controlling my blood sugar and how insulin could help me.

Super: That's why it's important to check your blood sugar often.

Charles: I talked with my doctor about side effects of insulin such as low blood sugar, which can be serious, and I learned about the importance of checking my blood sugar regularly.

Mary Ellen: My doctor helped me get over my fears and incorporate insulin into my daily routine.

Julie: At first, I really felt like insulin was the end of the road, but I decided that taking it might be the right thing to do since my doctor recommended it, and because the pills just weren't enough anymore.

Super: Individual results may vary.

Shenee: After several months, my blood sugars went down. I took my insulin, watched what I ate, exercised, and checked my blood sugars.

Super: Do not take Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Julie: When I think about how insulin was introduced to me, I think, "Gosh, why didn't I do this sooner?"

Super: Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others.

Charles: Now, I take my insulin with an insulin pen. I find it easy to use. I like that.

Shenee: I'll say this: you can't get rid of diabetes, but you can manage it.

Mary Ellen: The key to staying in control is balance. I take things one day at a time, one step at a time, and one dose at a time.

Super:
Please click below for additional Important Safety Information.

Please click below for Full Prescribing Information.

Prescription Lantus® is a long-acting insulin used to treat adults with type 2 diabetes and adults and pediatric patients (children 6 years and older) with type 1 diabetes for the control of high blood sugar. It should be taken once a day at the same time each day to lower blood glucose.

Do not use Lantus® to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.

Important Safety Information for Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection)

Do not take Lantus® if you are allergic to insulin or any of the inactive ingredients in Lantus®.

Please click here for additional Important Safety Information.

Please click here for Full Prescribing Information.

Important Safety Information for
Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection)

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 medical supervision.

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 others.

Tell your doctor about other medicines, especially ones commonly called TZDs (thiazolidinediones), 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 heart failure or other heart problems, liver or kidney problems, are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed. If you have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Lantus®.

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 swelling, weight gain, 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.

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®.
Click here for information on Sharps Medical Waste Disposal.
Click here to learn more about Sanofi's commitment to fighting counterfeit drugs.

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.