Lantus is used to reduce high blood sugar (glucose) levels in people with diabetes mellitus.
Lantus is a modified insulin that is very similar to human insulin. It is a substitute for the insulin produced by the pancreas.
Lantus is a long-acting insulin. Your doctor may tell you to use a rapid-acting human insulin or oral diabetes medication in combination with Lantus.
Lantus is not addictive.
Lantus is a clear solution that does not require shaking before use.
Your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator will have shown you how to use Lantus.
Carefully follow all the directions.
Do not dilute Lantus.
Do not mix Lantus with any other insulin or solution.
Do not inject Lantus into a vein. Lantus is intended for injection under the skin.
Any change in this medicine should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision.
If you do not understand the instructions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes educator for help.
Your doctor will tell you how much Lantus you need to use each day. Your doctor may increase or decrease the dose, depending on your blood sugar levels.
It is very important that you manage your diabetes carefully. Too much or too little insulin can cause serious effects.
Your doctor will tell you when to use Lantus.
Lantus should be used once a day, at the same time every day.