Lantus is a long-acting insulin medication used for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and it is an interchangeable insulin that can be interchanged with Semglee insulin as needed based on a doctor’s determination for individual blood control adjustments. It has comparable duration of action, rate of hypoglycemia, and effects similar to HbA1c plus fasting plasma glucose from baseline. This insulin pen is especially effective as an interchangeable biosimilar insulin glargine and it works by stimulating peripheral glucose uptake by skeletal muscle and fat along with pronounced inhibition of hepatic glucose production.
Injections are to be taken once a day, at the same time each day.
Type 1 diabetes treatment: Lantus may use concomitantly with short-acting insulin. The recommended starting dose of Lantus insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes should be approximately one-third of the total daily insulin requirements.
Type 2 diabetes treatment: Recommended starting dose for Lantus insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes who are not currently treated with insulin is 0.2 units/kg or up to 10 units 1x daily.
Always visually confirm that insulin in vial is clear and not cloudy to determine insulin is ready for injection.
Injection may be made into one of 3 acceptable injection sites: back of upper arm / thighs / abdomen (but not within a 2” radius around navel).
Choose a different injection site for every new injection. Do not inject at the same injection site twice to avoid developing lipodystrophy.
Wash your hands.
Prepare syringe for injection, including attaching needle if required depending on the type of syringe you are using.
Insert needle tip through vial covering and into Lantus insulin solution and pull back on plunger handle to fill syringe with insulin, measuring correct amount by looking at measurement points on the syringe.
Once syringe is filled to the correct amount, remove the needle from the vial and keep needle in upright position and firmly in hand as you prepare to administer the injection.
Give yourself the insulin injection in one of the three spots listed above.
The active ingredient in Lantus is Insulin Glargine (Lantus Generic Name – Rezvoglar).
Tell your doctor if you have any history of hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, heart failure, peripheral edema, or fluid retention before starting on Lantus insulin.
Medication is not recommended for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis.
Keep insulin stored at the proper temperature as indicated in your medication. Store unopened Lantus vials in your refrigerator until the expiration date listed on the package. Once you open a Lantus vial, you can store it at room temperature or in the refrigerator for 28 days.
There is the possibility of negative drug interactions between Semglee and other Rx medications, including fluoxetine / pentoxifylline / pramlintide / salicylates / octreotide / sulfonamide antibiotics / DPP-4 inhibitors / SGLT-2 inhibitors / olanzapine / clozapine / corticosteroids / danazol / diuretics, estrogens / glucagon / isoniazid / oral contraceptives / phenothiazines / protease inhibitors / albuterol / epinephrine / terbutaline / clonidine / guanethidine / reserpine.
Tell your doctor of all medications you are taking before receiving a medication and proceeding to buy Lantus insulin from Canada.
Side effects from using Lantus are possible, and some users may experience low blood sugar levels, lightheadedness or dizziness, fatigue, sweating, headache, confusion, speech difficulties, or anxiety or irritability. If Lantus side effects are experienced you may choose to discontinue use and speak to your doctor again about interchangeable insulin alternatives to Lantus insulin.