Lantus Solostar Pen
Frequently Asked Questions
In what forms is Lantus available?
Lantus is available as an injectable solution in vials. It can also be found in prefilled disposable pens for ease of use.
How often should Lantus be injected?
The dosing and injection frequency of Lantus can vary depending on an individual’s specific needs and their healthcare provider’s instructions. It is typically injected once a day, but the exact dosage and timing should be determined by a doctor.
Where can Lantus be injected?
Lantus is typically injected under the skin (subcutaneously) in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. Rotating injection sites helps prevent lumps or changes in the fatty tissue.
What are the potential side effects of Lantus?
Common side effects may include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), injection site reactions, such as redness or itching, weight gain, and allergic reactions. Contact a healthcare provider if any severe side effects occur.
How should Lantus be stored?
Lantus vials should be stored in the refrigerator, but can be kept at room temperature when in use. It should be kept away from direct heat and light. Always check the expiration date and do not use if expired.
Is Lantus the same as other insulins?
Lantus is a long-acting insulin analog and, while it shares similarities with other insulins, each type works differently. Always follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for insulin use.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Lantus?
If you forget to take a dose of Lantus, take it as soon as you remember. Consult your healthcare provider for guidance if you’re unsure about what to do.
Can Lantus be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Discuss the use of Lantus during pregnancy or breastfeeding with a healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on its safety and usage during these periods.
Always consult a healthcare professional or doctor for specific guidance and advice regarding Lantus or any medical concerns. This information serves as a general guide and should not replace professional medical advice.