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Lantus Diabetic Drug Information

Lantus® (insulin glargine) is a long-acting insulin that is used to treat diabetes. Studies have shown that a single daily dose of this drug provides a steady level of insulin for 24 hours, without any significant peaks. It is injected just once a day.
 
Two types of Lantus are available: vials and the SoloSTAR® disposable pen device. Your healthcare provider will determine which form you should use based on your current dose of other insulins, other medical conditions you have, and other factors.
 
The most common side effects of this drug in diabetics include:
 
  • A skin reaction at the injection site
  • Low blood sugar levels
  • Thickening or pitting of the skin at the injection site.
     
Before beginning treatment with this diabetic drug, the safety information for Lantus should be fully reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, tell him or her about any medications you are taking and any other medical conditions you have. You should not take this product if you are allergic to Lantus or any of its ingredients.
 
(For more information on this diabetes drug, click Lantus. This article takes a closer look at this prescription product, including how it works, dosing guidelines, and more.)
 
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