When you add Lantus® to your diabetes treatment plan, which can include other diabetes medicines, diet, and exercise,* you may improve your blood sugar management, helping you move towards your target blood sugar and A1C goals.
*Caffeine, alcohol, medication, medication interactions, stress, lack of sleep, jetlag, allergies, illness, smoking, menstruation, altitude, as well as injection site issues including scar tissue or lipodystrophy can all affect glucose levels.
Improved blood sugar management. 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. One dose of Lantus® at the same time each day works all day and all night.
Dial-in Dosing. With the Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen, you get the dose you dial every time, plus push-button administration.
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, and allergic reactions. In rare cases, some allergic reactions may be life-threatening. Other people may not experience symptoms of hypoglycemia. It is, therefore, important to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. See Prescribing Information for complete details.
Discuss this with your doctor and find out more about the benefits and risks associated with Lantus® use. Also, be sure to tell your doctor about other medicines and supplements, including herbal supplements, you're taking because they can change the way insulin works. In some cases, when Lantus is used with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) it may cause or aggravate heart failure; therefore, you should be monitored closely by your healthcare provider.
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 also 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.
Individual results may vary.
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*Based on TRx data from IMS Health, NPATM monthly database, time period from May 2003 to September 2016.