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General Information on Taking Lantus

Considerations for people taking Lantus include the following:
 
  • This diabetes medication comes in injectable form. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) once a day.
     
  • Your healthcare provider should show you exactly how to inject Lantus. It can be injected into the skin and fat layer of the abdomen (stomach), upper arm, or thigh. Choose one of these three areas, and rotate injection sites within your chosen area, but do not rotate between different areas, as Lantus may be absorbed differently from various areas.
     
  • Lantus comes in vials and the disposable SoloSTAR® pen device. To use the pens, you will need specific types of needles known as "pen needles." Each time you inject Lantus, you will need to use a new needle. To use Lantus from the vial, you will need insulin syringes with needles.
     
  • Because Lantus is a solution, not a suspension, you don't need to shake or swirl it.
     
  • Never mix Lantus with any other insulin in the same syringe. Never dilute Lantus.
     
  • For this diabetes drug to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Lantus will not work if you stop taking it. Make sure to monitor your blood sugar levels as your healthcare provider recommends.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of Lantus, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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