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Lantus (Insulin Glargine) Medication Information

Lantus® (insulin glargine) is a prescription diabetes drug licensed to treat the following conditions:
The medication comes in the form of an injection and is given just once a day. Although most people tolerate it well, possible side effects include low blood sugar and skin reactions at the injection site.
Before starting treatment with this medication, your healthcare provider will need up-to-date information on your health situation, including any allergies or medical conditions you have, as well as any drugs you are taking (including prescription and nonprescription products). This medicine isn't suitable for everyone, so be sure to let your healthcare provider know if you have:
  • An insulin pump
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure).
(Click Lantus [insulin glargine] for more information on this medication, including how it works, generic availability, and more.)
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