Lantus Insulin 100 U/ML 3 ML
Substance: Insulin Glargine.
Package: 1 pen 100 u/ml (3 ml).
What is Lantus?
Lantus is an ultralente (long acting) analogue insulin The medical name for Lantus, insulin glargine, is taken from how the DNA of human insulin is modified to form the analogue.
In glargine’s case, glycine and two arginines are part of the genetic recombination that helps to produce the insulin.
Who is Lantus prescribed to?
Lantus can be prescribed for all types of diabetes. However, it is most commonly prescribed to people with type 1 diabetes.
Lantus may be prescribed to people with type 2 diabetes for whom oral hypoglycemic agents have not shown to be sufficiently effective.
How do I take Lantus?
Lantus is injected, usually once daily at the same time each day. Like all insulins, Lantus should be injected subcutaneously (into the fatty tissue underneath the skin). The specific mode of action of Lantus means that it should never be diluted or mixed with any other insulin before injecting.
Benefits of Lantus
The mode of action of Lantus allows for a peakless profile. Lantus has become a popularly prescribed insulin as its consistent activity can help to reduce nocturnal hypoglycaemia.
Side effects of Lantus
Being an insulin, hypoglycemia can be a relatively common side effect of using Lantus, if dosages are too strong Other side effects include allergic reactions and swelling, itching or pain at the injection site.