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Lantus Dangers

Most people have no problems with Lantus® (insulin glargine); however, it is not free of potentially dangerous risks. Before starting treatment, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including nonprescription medicines).
 
In clinical trials, Lantus was reported to cause side effects such as:
 
  • A skin reaction at the injection site
  • Thickening or pitting of the skin at the injection site.
     
Some side effects of Lantus are potentially dangerous and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. For example, this medication can cause symptoms of low blood sugar, such as:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Shakiness
  • Cold sweats
  • Blurry vision
  • Extreme hunger.
     
Make sure you and those around you know how to identify the warning signs of low blood sugar and how to respond. You must test your blood sugar levels regularly while taking Lantus or any other insulin. In addition, any time you start, stop, or change your Lantus dosage, you may need to monitor your blood sugar more closely than usual.
 
(Click Lantus Side Effects or Lantus Warnings and Precautions for more information on the potential dangers of Lantus.)
 
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