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Choosing an Injection Site

Administering Lantus® to yourself doesn't have to be difficult, but it does
take practice.

Your doctor or a member of your healthcare team will show you how.

Where to Administer Lantus® Using the Lantus® SoloSTAR® Pen or Vial and Syringe

  • It should be administered into the less sensitive layer of fatty tissue just under the skin
  • It should not be administered into the muscle
  • Avoid moles or scars

Where to Administer Lantus

The abdomen

Except for a 2-inch circle around the navel

The top and outer thighs

Avoid administering too close to the bony area above the knee

The outer, upper arms

Use the outer back area of the upper arm where there is fatty tissue

Important to Remember
  • With Lantus®, insulin administration sites may be rotated between these three areas (1, 2, and 3) because the rate of absorption for Lantus® is similar for all three
  • Each time you administer, use a different site within those three areas. Also rotate your administration sites as instructed by your doctor or healthcare team
  • Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes with others. Do NOT reuse needles

Sign up for your Lantus® Savings CardPAY NO MORE THAN $25*per Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen prescription for the program duration

*Certain restrictions apply. See Savings Card for details when you enroll.

See the features of theSoloSTAR® PEN

*Based on TRx data from IMS Health, NPA™ monthly database, time period from May 2003 to November 2011.

Utilize the Lantus®DOCTOR DISCUSSION/
to talk with your doctor about reasons your
blood sugar levels can change