Lantus is a long-acting insulin drug. The active ingredient is Lantus insulin glargine. It is an analog of human insulin, which in the body slowly and gradually splits, due to which a long-term action of Lantus is ensured. The dosage of Lantus is quite varied. The drug is released in a solution for subcutaneous injections of 100 IU / ml, which is packed into 10 ml vials and 3 ml cartridges. More details about them will be told in a separate section. Insulin Lantus cartridges and vials should be stored in a place where there is no access to light and children where the temperature is 2-8 ° C. It is impossible to freeze! The used Lantus pen should be stored in the package, avoiding cooling, at a temperature of less than 25 ° C.
Lantus instruction prohibits use it when:
- hypersensitivity to insulin glargine or to other components of the formulation;
- children (under 6 years) age of the patient.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding Lantus can only be administered for medical reasons. Since the body’s need for insulin during this time can vary, the physician should monitor the level of glucose in the blood and make the necessary changes.
Side effects Lantus
Reviews of Lantus revealed the possibility of occurrence of such adverse reactions:
- allergic reactions;
- taste disturbance;
- retinopathy and other vision disorders;
- reaction at the injection site.
Typically, these events are reversible and disappear after the end of treatment. However, their appearance should immediately report to the doctor to have it, if need be, appointed analogues Lantus.