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Lantus Problems

Although most people do not have any problems while taking Lantus® (insulin glargine), it is not suitable for everyone. For instance, you may not be able to use this medicine safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as heart problems, liver problems, or certain allergies. Common side effects of Lantus include:
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • A skin reaction at the injection site
  • Thickening or pitting of the skin at the injection site.
In rare cases, Lantus can cause problems related to low blood sugar, such as:
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Cold sweats
  • Shakiness
  • Extreme hunger
  • Blurry vision.
To help ensure your safety, talk to your healthcare provider before starting treatment if you have any of the following:
  • An insulin pump
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure).
Also, tell your healthcare provider if you have any allergies or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(For a closer look at problems that may occur with this drug, click Lantus Side Effects or Lantus Warnings and Precautions. These articles provide in-depth descriptions of potential problems and what to do if they occur.)
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