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.
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:
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.
Many people take Lantus® right after brushing their teeth in the evening or while making breakfast in the morning.
Some people set alarms on their wristwatches or mobile devices to remind them when to take their Lantus®.
Individual results may vary.
*Based on TRx data from IMS Health, NPATM monthly database, time period from May 2003 to September 2016.