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Lantus Cartridge

A long-acting type of insulin, Lantus® (insulin glargine) is a diabetes medication that comes in the form of:
  • SoloSTAR® (a disposable pen device)
  • Vials.


Lantus was once available in cartridges meant for use in the reusable Opticlik® pen. However, the manufacturer has discontinued this product.
Before starting treatment with Lantus, make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to inject it, store it, and dispose of your used needles.
Unopened pens should be stored in the refrigerator. Once you start using a Lantus pen, do not keep it in the refrigerator -- it must be kept at room temperature. All forms of Lantus are good for up to 28 days once they are opened, after which any unused portions must be discarded.
(For more details, click Lantus Dosage. This article takes a closer look at how and when to use the different forms of the medication.)
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