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Getting the Right Dosage

Even for those on Lantus® for a while, it may take a little time to get to the right dose of insulin.

Your doctor may change your Lantus® dose several times in the first few weeks. This is to be expected. For best results, keep taking your Lantus® as prescribed, and keep talking to your doctor.

What if You Miss a Dose?

Your doctor will guide you on when to take Lantus®. Ask him or her what to do if you forget to take your insulin, so you can be prepared in advance in case it ever happens.

Here are a few ways to remember to take your Lantus® once-a-day:

3 Helpful Tips

  • Make yourself a reminder

    If you take your Lantus® at night, it might also be a good idea to leave yourself a note on your nightstand as a way to remember. If you take it in the morning, put your supplies where you can't miss them—next to your toothbrush, for example. Keep out of reach of children.

  • Add it to your other daily "to dos"

    Many people take Lantus® right after brushing their teeth in the evening or while making breakfast in the morning.

  • Set an Alarm

    Some people set alarms on their wristwatches or mobile devices to remind them when to take their Lantus®.

Lantus Patient

We changed doses a couple of times when
I started on Lantus®, until we found the right
amount for me.”
— Audelle, taking Lantus® since 2007

Individual results may vary.

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