The below information on Lantus has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.
|Generic:||Insulin Glargine [recombitant DNA origin]|
|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Sanofi Aventis US
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
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Lantus is used to treat adults and children (age 6 and older) with type 1 diabetes or adult patients with type 2 diabetes who require long-acting insulin to control high blood sugar.
Precautions for Lantus
There is a risk of your blood sugar becoming too low when taking diabetes medicines. Strenuous physical activity, drinking alcoholic beverages, or not eating enough can increase this possibility when taking Lantus. Talk to your health care provider.
Side Effects of Lantus
- Low blood sugar
- Injection site reactions such as redness, pain, itching, hives, and swelling
- Changes in fat tissue at site of injection
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