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Lantus Diabetes Medicine

If your pancreas has trouble making enough insulin, you may need to take a medication such as Lantus® (insulin glargine). As a long-acting diabetes medicine, Lantus works as a "basal" insulin, which means that it provides a steady background level of insulin to help control blood sugar throughout the day.
The medication is taken as a once-daily injection, and is generally well tolerated by most people. If side effects do occur, they tend to be minor and easy to treat. To help ensure a safe treatment with this diabetes medicine, let your healthcare provider know if you have any allergies or are taking any other drugs.
Lantus may not be the best choice for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any kidney problems, liver problems, or allergies. If you are a woman, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(Click Lantus for a complete overview of this diabetes medicine. Topics discussed in this article include dosing guidelines, what to expect in cases of overdose, available forms of Lantus, and more.)
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