Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml can be prescribed alone or along with fast-acting insulin or other diabetes medicines. Your doctor or nurse will teach you the correct way of injecting it under the skin. You should use this medicine regularly as per the dose advised to get the maximum benefit. If you stop taking it, your blood sugar levels may rise very high which may put you at risk of serious complications. It is only a part of the treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.
The most common side effect of this medicine is low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). To prevent this, it is important to inject only the correct dose of medicine, have regular meals, and monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. Drinking excessive alcohol can also lead to a fall in your blood sugar levels. Other side effects include allergy at the injection site like redness, swelling, or hard lumps (lipohypertrophy). Some people gain weight while taking insulin.
Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before using it.
USES OF LANTUS SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
BENEFITS OF LANTUS SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
You will need to learn exactly how, where, and when to inject this insulin for it to be most effective. Taking this medicine regularly along with a proper program of diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.
SIDE EFFECTS OF LANTUS SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
Common side effects
- Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
- High blood pressure
- Peripheral edema
- Urinary tract infection
- Auto-antibody formation
- Back pain
- Upper respiratory tract infection
HOW TO USE LANTUS SOLUTION FOR INJECTION
HOW LANTUS SOLUTION FOR INJECTION WORKS
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LANTUS SOLUTION FOR INJECTION?
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE?
The medicine is injected under the skin usually once per day. It is advisable to inject it at the same time each day. The duration for which the medicine needs to be taken vary from case to case basis.
In case of overdose of the medicine you must get medical attention immediately. One should be very careful while using the medicine and must only takes that much of the medicine which is prescribed.
The missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. However, only one dose should be taken over a period of 24 hours. Skip the missed dose if the time for the next dose is near.