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Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Lantus. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Possible side effects of Lantus include but are not limited to:
 
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • A skin reaction at the injection site
  • Thickening or pitting of the skin at the injection site.
     
(Click Lantus Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Lantus can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Lantus Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Lantus if you have:
 
  • An insulin pump
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Lantus Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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