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Lantus Medicine for Type 1 Diabetes

A medicine used to treat type 2 and type 1 diabetes, Lantus® (insulin glargine) is a long-acting insulin that is designed to be taken just once a day. The medication works by providing a steady amount of insulin throughout the day, which helps the body remove sugar from the blood. It can be injected into the skin and fat layer of the abdomen (stomach), upper arm, or thigh.
As with any medication, side effects are possible. The most common side effects seen with this drug include:
  • Thickening or pitting of the skin at the injection site
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • A skin reaction at the injection site.
(Click Lantus to learn more about using this medicine to treat type 1 diabetes. This article looks at the different forms of the drug, precautions to be aware of before starting treatment, and more.)
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