Healthcare professionals have chosen Lantus® for over 18 years1
LANTUS® EFFICACY AND SAFETY IN A RANDOMIZED TRIAL VS INSULIN DETEMIR2
Lantus® was evaluated for 52 weeks in insulin-naive adult patients with type 2 diabetes on OADs
A1C decreased by
in the Lantus® and insulin detemir treatment groups and was comparable among groups after 52 weeks (7.1% for Lantus® and 7.2% for insulin detemir)
52% of participants in the study achieved A1C ≤7%
100% of Lantus® patients were dosed once a day throughout the study
Mean daily dose after 52 weeks (U/kg): insulin detemir twice daily 1.00, insulin detemir once daily 0.52, Lantus® 0.44
Individuals treated with twice-daily insulin detemir had weight gain similar to those treated with once-daily Lantus®. Data are based on the intent-to-treat population.
a Major hypoglycemic event was defined as requiring assistance from another person.
b Minor hypoglycemia was defined as PG<56 mg/dL.
An open-label, parallel-group, noninferiority trial of 582 insulin-naive patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients were randomized 1:1 to receive Lantus® (n=291) or insulin detemir (n=291) once daily (in the evening) as add-on therapy to oral glucose-lowering drugs. Both insulins were titrated to an FPG target of ≤108 mg/dL. An additional morning insulin dose of insulin detemir was allowed if pre-dinner PG was >126 mg/dL, but only if pre-breakfast PG was <126 mg/dL or nocturnal hypoglycemia (major episode or PG ≤72 mg/dL) precluded achievement of the FPG target. Participants were eligible if A1C ranged from 7.5% to 10%. Primary endpoint was change in A1C at end of treatment period.
Lantus is a long-acting insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Lantus should be administered once a day at the same time every day.
Limitations of Use: Lantus is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Important Safety Information for Lantus®
Important Safety Information for Lantus®
Repeated insulin injections into areas of lipodystrophy or localized cutaneous amyloidosis may result in hyperglycemia; sudden change in the injection site (to unaffected area) has been reported to result in hypoglycemia. Advise patients to rotate injection site to unaffected areas and closely monitor for hypoglycemia.
Do not dilute or mix Lantus with any other insulin or solution. If mixed or diluted, the solution may become cloudy, and the onset of action/time to peak effect may be altered in an unpredictable manner. Do not administer Lantus via an insulin pump or intravenously because severe hypoglycemia can occur.
Hypoglycemia is the most common adverse reaction of insulin therapy, including Lantus, and may be life-threatening.
Medication errors, such as accidental mix-ups between basal insulin products and other insulins, particularly rapid-acting insulins, have been reported. Patients should be instructed to always verify the insulin label before each injection.
Severe life-threatening, generalized allergy, including anaphylaxis, can occur. Discontinue Lantus, treat and monitor until symptoms resolve.
A reduction in the Lantus dose may be required in patients with renal or hepatic impairment.
As with all insulins, Lantus use can lead to life-threatening hypokalemia. Untreated hypokalemia may cause respiratory paralysis, ventricular arrhythmia, and death. Closely monitor potassium levels in patients at risk of hypokalemia and treat if indicated.
Fluid retention, which may lead to or exacerbate heart failure, can occur with concomitant use of thiazolidinediones (TZDs) with insulin. These patients should be observed for signs and symptoms of heart failure. If heart failure occurs, dosage reduction or discontinuation of TZD must be considered.
Insulins Valyou Savings Program: Sanofi insulins included in this program are: ADMELOG® (insulin lispro injection) 100 Units/mL, TOUJEO® (insulin glargine injection) 300 Units/mL, LANTUS® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL and APIDRA® (insulin glulisine injection) 100 Units/mL.
This offer is not valid for prescriptions covered by or submitted for reimbursement under Medicare, Medicaid, VA, DOD, TRICARE, similar federal or state programs, including any state pharmaceutical programs, or commercial / private insurance. Only people without prescription medication insurance can apply for this offer. Void where prohibited by law. For the duration of the program, eligible patients will pay $99 for up to 10 vials or packs of SoloStar pens per fill or up to 5 packs of Max SoloStar pens per fill. Offer valid for one fill per month. To pay $99 per month, you must fill all your Sanofi Insulin prescriptions at the same time, together each month. Not valid for SOLIQUA 100/33 (insulin glargine and lixisenatide) injection 100 Units/mL and 33 mcg/mL. When using the Insulins Valyou Savings Card, prices are guaranteed for 12 consecutive monthly fills. The Insulins Valyou Savings Program applies to the cost of medication. There are other relevant costs associated with overall treatment.
Sanofi Copay Program: This offer is not valid for prescriptions covered by or submitted for reimbursement under Medicare, Medicaid, VA, DOD, TRICARE, or similar federal or state programs including any state pharmaceutical assistance program. If you have an Affordable Care (Health Care Exchange) plan, you may still be qualified to receive and use this savings card. Please note: the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program is not a federal or state government health care program for purposes of the savings program. Void where prohibited by law.
- Lantus: pay as low as $0 up to $99 for a 30-day supply, depending on insurance coverage. Maximum savings apply. Valid up to 10 packs per fill; Offer valid for one fill per month per 30-day supply.
Savings may vary depending on patients' out-of-pocket costs. Upon registration, patients receive all program details. Sanofi US reserves the right to change the maximum cap amount, rescind, revoke or amend these programs without notice.
1. Lantus® Prescribing Information.
2. Rosenstock J, Davies M, Home PD, et al. Diabetologia. 2008;51:408-416.
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