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Insulin-glargine, Injectable Solution

Insulin-glargine, Injectable Solution

Low blood sugar warning: You may have mild or severe low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) while you’re taking insulin glargine. Severe low blood sugar can be dangerous. It can harm your heart or brain, and cause unconsciousness, seizures, or even be fatal. Low blood sugar can happen very quickly and come on without symptoms. It’s important to check your blood sugar as often as your doctor says to. Symptoms can include: anxiety, irritability, restlessness, trouble concentrating, feeling confused or not like yourself tingling in your hands, feet, lips, or tongue dizziness, lightheadedness, or drowsiness nightmares or trouble sleeping headache blurred vision slurred speech fast heart rate sweating shaking unsteady walking Thiazolidinediones warning: Taking diabetes pills called thiazolidinediones (TZDs) with insulin glargine may cause heart failure. Tell your doctor if you have any new or worsening symptoms of heart failure, including shortness of breath, swelling of your ankles or feet, and sudden weight gain. Your doctor may adjust your TZD dosage if you have these symptoms. Infection warning: You should never share insulin vials, syringes, or prefilled pens with other people. Sharing or reusing needles or syringes with another person puts you and others at risk of various infections. Low potassium levels warning: All insulin products can decrease the amount of potassium in the blood. Low potassium blood levels may increase your risk of irregular heartbeat while taking this drug. To prevent this, your doctor will check your potassium blood levels before you start taking this drug. Insulin glargine is a prescription drug. It comes as an injectable solution. This drug is self-injectable. Insulin glargine is available as the brand-name drugs Lantus, Basaglar, Toujeo, and Soli Continue reading >>

Lantus Side Effects Center

Lantus Side Effects Center

Lantus (insulin glargine [rdna origin]) Injection is a man-made form of a hormone that is produced in the body used to treat type 1 (insulin-dependent) or type 2 (non insulin-dependent) diabetes. The most common side effects of Lantus is hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Symptoms include: hunger, sweating, irritability, trouble concentrating, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat, seizure (severe hypoglycemia can be fatal). Other common side effects of Lantus include pain, redness, swelling, itching, or thickening of the skin at the injection site. These side effects usually go away after a few days or weeks. Lantus should be administered subcutaneously (under the skin) once a day at the same time every day. Dose is determined by the individual and the desired blood glucose levels. Lantus may interact with albuterol, clonidine, reserpine, or beta-blockers. Many other medicines can increase or decrease the effects of insulin glargine on lowering your blood sugar. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Lantus. Discuss a plan to manage blood sugar with your doctor before becoming pregnant. Your doctor may switch the type of insulin you use during pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Insulin needs may change while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Our Lantus (insulin glargine [rdna origin]) Injection Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Drugs: Your Insulin Questions Answered

Diabetes Drugs: Your Insulin Questions Answered

Editor’s Note: This is the third post in our miniseries about diabetes drugs. Tune in on August 28 for the next installment. The first installment of our medicines miniseries, “Diabetes Drugs: Insulin,” yielded a variety of questions from readers. Here, we present a selection of these questions along with responses from Dr. Marino. My endocrinologist assures me that I have Type 2 diabetes because I have predominantly abdominal fat. Do you have any thoughts on this? The diagnosis of adult-onset diabetes is not always straightforward. There is a condition called latent autoimmune diabetes of adults, or LADA, that may occur in up to 10% of people with diabetes who initially do not require insulin. You should discuss this with your health-care provider; if appropriate, he could check for this condition with various blood tests. A diagnosis of LADA might have implications for your therapy, since there is some evidence that people with this condition have more of an insulin deficiency than people with Type 2 diabetes. However, no large studies have been done to help determine the best therapy for LADA. With that said, the goal is to optimize the current insulin therapy you are on. As mentioned in “Diabetes Drugs: Insulin,” the best method of insulin administration is to combine long-acting and rapid-acting insulin to provide good blood glucose control throughout the day without causing hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). I would suggest that you work closely with your health-care provider to optimize your blood glucose control. This may mean more frequent blood glucose measurements throughout the day to determine how to change your daily doses. Another option you may want to explore with your health-care provider is an insulin pump. And as always, a diet and exercise Continue reading >>

What You Can Expect From Lantus® Insulin

What You Can Expect From Lantus® Insulin

For starters, Lantus® may give you improved blood sugar management. When you add Lantus® to your diabetes treatment plan, which can include other diabetes medicines, diet, and exercise,* you may improve your blood sugar management, helping you move towards your target blood sugar and A1C goals. *Caffeine, alcohol, medication, medication interactions, stress, lack of sleep, jetlag, allergies, illness, smoking, menstruation, altitude, as well as injection site issues including scar tissue or lipodystrophy can all affect glucose levels. Why Lantus® (insulin glargine injection) 100 Units/mL May Be the Right Choice for You Improved blood sugar management. Lantus® has been shown to lower A1C as part of an overall diabetes treatment plan, which includes diet, exercise, and other diabetes medicines. Once-a-day. One dose of Lantus® at the same time each day works all day and all night. Dial-in Dosing. With the Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen, you get the dose you dial every time, plus push-button administration. Risks of Insulin The most common side effect of insulin, including Lantus®, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious. Some people may experience symptoms such as shaking, sweating, fast heartbeat, and blurred vision. Severe hypoglycemia may be serious and life-threatening. It may cause harm to your heart or brain. Other possible side effects may include swelling, weight gain, injection site reactions, and allergic reactions. In rare cases, some allergic reactions may be life-threatening. Other people may not experience symptoms of hypoglycemia. It is, therefore, important to monitor your blood sugar levels regularly. See Prescribing Information for complete details. Discuss this with your doctor and find out more about the benefits and risks associated with Continue reading >>

Lantus Side Effects

Lantus Side Effects

Lantus potassium loss, lasix, spironolactone, walmart, diuretics I have type2 diabetes and as i've read in so many of the postings of side effects that bloating was a big problem. I had this same problem. My physician immediately prescribed Lasix (furosimide - $4.00 at Walmart) and Spironolactone. These are both d - 63% more... Anneinaustin1- over a year ago - in Lantus I have been on lantus for a while..the first few months were perfect...good HbA1c's. Then all hell broke loose...my sugars started fluctuating, HbA1c always above 8%, added 15 kgs...especially around my abdomen and am always bloated. Am really tired - 23% more... Tracy80- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lantus I had the same problem with my belly, hands, feet and ankles swelling. My Dr. prescribed Lasix (Furosimide) - $4.00 at Walmart and Spironolactone (helps protect your potassium). Both are Diuretics and work great Good Luck! Lantus professional guidence, blood sugar levels, type 2 diabetic, tall woman, spironolactone I LOVE LANTUS!!! I was diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetic in December 2008 when my blood sugar was 550 and I weighed 265 lbs. I am a 51 year old 6'tall woman. My physician prescribed 55units of Lantus am and again pm. My blood sugar now is between 80 and 1 - 75% more... Anneinaustin- over a year ago - in Lantus i have lantus far last three months.the side effect i experienced is weight gain .i need advice,how to control it 44556677- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Lantus Lantus painful cramps, legs and feet, houston we have a problem, a1c, 4 months I have been taking 100 units of Lantus at night for the past 4 months. I have gained 25 pounds, my legs and feet are swelled up, my joints in my fingers hurt, my right shoulder hurts like it has been injured but it hasn't, I have days where I can sle Continue reading >>

I Am Taking 12 Units Of Lantus Solarstar Insulin (click Pen)

I Am Taking 12 Units Of Lantus Solarstar Insulin (click Pen)

Yes, I take metformin 500 x 5 a day, amaryl 4 mg x 2 a day, and Lantus Solarstar click pen 12 units at bedtime for diabetes. Diovan 160 for blood pressure, Aside from diabetes..any other medical problems? Do you get short of breath easily? No shortness of breath. Just have diabetes and high blood pressure. See my Dr. every six months I have looked up Lantus and everything I see says it causes swelling. I wanted to talk to you about that before I see my Dr. Although edema can be caused by insulin, your dose is not enormous and there are other possible causes that should be investigated before we say absolutely that this is the Lantus. Never had any swelling before I started taking the Lantus! Yes, but the reason for starting the lantus may be that your diabetic control was poor which in turn puts you at greater risk of complications, so you will need tests to check your kidneys. The first test is the amount of protein in your urine. If you have any shortness of breath then you will also need an Echocardiogram of the heart to check that it is functioning well. My Dr. does this test every time I go to see him. I do have a small amount and he keeps up with that. I have lab work done every time I see him and was just curious about the Lantus and swelling and 5 lb weight gain. I probably should have just waited to see him as everything you have said, is something he already does. Have not been to see him since the feet/ankles started swelling so am sure will have all tests done at that time. Not sure if you have really helped me or not. Does the swelling go down after a night in bed/ No, it has been the same since it started. One one occasion, I did not take the insulin for a couple of days because my bs was pretty low. The ankles went down at that time. Well it is certainly Continue reading >>

Will You Have Edema With Lantus - From Fda Reports - Ehealthme

Will You Have Edema With Lantus - From Fda Reports - Ehealthme

A study for a 30 year old woman who takes Bisoprodol Fumarate, Prednisone, Aspirin NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered. WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health. DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk. You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088). If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date. Continue reading >>

Lantus: Side Effects, Ratings, And Patient Comments

Lantus: Side Effects, Ratings, And Patient Comments

occasional fits of excessive hunger - have been prepared for this by doctor and dieticians and have a course of action planned out; have used for about 5 years; have lost about 60 lbs and then have stayed at weight; Frustrated at times with quality control of pens - some jam; others appear not to be at the same solution level - and so make sure I have back up pens ready to warm up. I have worked with dieticians to remove everything from my house that I should not eat - I know when I've comforted myself with food during stress and when not to blame the Lantus. started at 12 units x 3 days went to 13units x3 days. Stopped taking on third 13 unit day(Supposed to increase to 14units) Blood sugar persistently went up. Before taking was in 2 to 300 range when I stopped it was over 600. Sr and team still insist that plants can't increase blood sugar because it is insulin. I will not take any more. Went back to Actos. Sill having spikes over 600. I have stage 4 kidney failure and am having great difficulty finding high protein food not full of salt. Any suggestions on a good drug to use? Easily go hypoglyemic if too active, severe joint pain all over body, itching, swollen stomach & weight gain, tingling in hands and crawling sensation on skin, regular nausea and headaches,bouts of severe shakes as if I'm hypoglycemic, but #'s are normal, Severe fatigue, occasional bouts of Vertigo so severe that cannot drive a car and must lean against walls to walk around at home. I've been on it for approx. 4 years and currently injecting 80 units @ bedtime -- Do not know what I am going to about all this, but now realize from this blog that it is all related to the Lantus LA. I have days when the joint pain is so sever I can barely walk or put on or take off my jacket. I have experienced e Continue reading >>

Maintaining Weight Loss While Taking Insulin

Maintaining Weight Loss While Taking Insulin

I may need to start taking insulin, but I've just successfully lost 60 pounds. Will insulin cause me to gain the weight back? Yes, it is possible that insulin can cause weight gain, although there are ways that you may be able to prevent it. Let me begin with a few words about the relationship between insulin and weight gain. Insulin is usually prescribed to individuals whose glucose is not controlled by oral drugs. When blood sugar goes uncontrolled, individuals often lose weight. This happens even as they take in more calories due to the increased hunger that's commonly associated with uncontrolled glucose. When someone loses weight because of uncontrolled glucose (and not because of diet and exercise) then they may gain the weight back once they begin regularly injecting insulin. This is because insulin helps the body use glucose more efficiently, so the body requires fewer calories to function. If these individuals continue to take in as many calories as they did before starting insulin, excess sugar that the body cannot burn will build up, and it will then be stored as fat. Having said this, not all types of insulin are created equal. Certain types of insulin are more likely to lead to weight gain than others: NPH insulin causes more weight gain than Lantus, for example, and Lantus causes more weight gain than Levemir. Now let's look at ways you can prevent weight gain. First, make sure you are not consuming more calories than your body requires. You should consult a registered dietitian or use a Web-based calculator to figure out how many calories you require. This number usually reflects your need based on your current weight and your activity level. Once you figure out how many calories your body needs, try to consume that much and burn the excess calories throu Continue reading >>

Diabetes Drugs: Your Insulin Questions Answered

Diabetes Drugs: Your Insulin Questions Answered

Editor’s Note: This is the third post in our miniseries about diabetes drugs. Tune in on August 28 for the next installment. The first installment of our medicines miniseries, “Diabetes Drugs: Insulin,” yielded a variety of questions from readers. Here, we present a selection of these questions along with responses from Dr. Marino. My endocrinologist assures me that I have Type 2 diabetes because I have predominantly abdominal fat. Do you have any thoughts on this? The diagnosis of adult-onset diabetes is not always straightforward. There is a condition called latent autoimmune diabetes of adults, or LADA, that may occur in up to 10% of people with diabetes who initially do not require insulin. You should discuss this with your health-care provider; if appropriate, he could check for this condition with various blood tests. A diagnosis of LADA might have implications for your therapy, since there is some evidence that people with this condition have more of an insulin deficiency than people with Type 2 diabetes. However, no large studies have been done to help determine the best therapy for LADA. With that said, the goal is to optimize the current insulin therapy you are on. As mentioned in “Diabetes Drugs: Insulin,” the best method of insulin administration is to combine long-acting and rapid-acting insulin to provide good blood glucose control throughout the day without causing hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). I would suggest that you work closely with your health-care provider to optimize your blood glucose control. This may mean more frequent blood glucose measurements throughout the day to determine how to change your daily doses. Another option you may want to explore with your health-care provider is an insulin pump. And as always, a diet and exercise Continue reading >>

Insulin Glargine, Recombinant (subcutaneous Route)

Insulin Glargine, Recombinant (subcutaneous Route)

Side Effects Drug information provided by: Micromedex Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur: More common Anxiety behavior change similar to being drunk blurred vision chills cold sweats confusion convulsions (seizures) cool, pale skin difficulty with thinking dizziness or lightheadedness drowsiness excessive hunger fast heartbeat headache nausea nervousness nightmares restless sleep shakiness slurred speech tingling in the hands, feet, lips, or tongue unusual tiredness or weakness Less common or rare Fast pulse skin rash or itching over the entire body sweating trouble breathing Incidence not known Bloating or swelling of the face, hands, lower legs, or feet cough decreased urine difficulty with swallowing dry mouth hives increased thirst irregular heartbeat muscle pain or cramps numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue rapid weight gain vomiting Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: More common Fever sore throat stuffy or runny nose Less common or rare Depression of the skin at the injection site itching, pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site thickening of the skin at injection site Continue reading >>

Insulin Glargine And Lixisenatide (subcutaneous Route)

Insulin Glargine And Lixisenatide (subcutaneous Route)

Description and Brand Names Drug information provided by: Micromedex Descriptions Insulin glargine and lixisenatide combination is used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Insulin glargine is a long-acting type of insulin that works slowly, over about 24 hours. Insulin is one of many hormones that help the body turn the food we eat into energy. This is done by using the glucose (sugar) in the blood as quick energy. Also, insulin helps us store energy that we can use later. When you have diabetes mellitus, your body cannot make enough insulin or does not use insulin properly. This causes you to have too much sugar in your blood. Like other types of insulin, insulin glargine is used to keep your blood sugar level close to normal. Lixisenatide is to be used when diet and exercise do not result in good blood sugar control. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription. This product is available in the following dosage forms: Solution Before Using In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered: Allergies Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully. Pediatric Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of Soliqua™ in the pediatric population. Safety and efficacy have not been established. Geriatric Appropriate studies performed to date Continue reading >>

Lantus And Leg Swelling | Diabetic Connect

Lantus And Leg Swelling | Diabetic Connect

Has anyone who uses Lantus had a problem with their legs swelling at all? I have recently switched to Lantus and have had some leg swelling issues since I have been using the Lantus. Thanks, Sheryl I notice when my doctor increased my lantus that my calves really swelled up and was painful to walk. I have been on lantus since 2003. They always go right to salt and food portions. I eat better than anyone and always make my own healthy lunches. Salads and proteins. So it made sense so I decreased my lantus and my swelling went back to normal. I am thinking I better go to an endocrinologist asap. I have been on Lantus for about a month. Keep increasing the dosage to 30u. I noticed that my ankles and feet began to swell. Didn't think much of it because I had been using the product for a while. Then in the last 4 days the swelling because serious. To the point that it was very painful to walk. So I have been on the recliner for 3 days with my feet elevated to relieve the swelling. Somewhat better this morning so I went to the doctor and got a steroid shot and antibiotic because she thought it may be an infection. I HAVE BEEN ON LANTUS A FEW YEARS I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THE LEGS SWELLING. When Doc put me on Lantus my ankles got about twice their normal size and swelled out the tops of my shoes. He took me off of it and put me on something else. He tried me on a diuretic first but it didn't get any better so that was the ultimate outcome. Marked my file as allergic to Lantus. You might want to discuss whether it is an allergic reaction with your doctor. Continue reading >>

Can Lantus Cause Edema?

Can Lantus Cause Edema?

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Lantus Side Effects

Lantus Side Effects

Summary Lantus is a prescription strength medication that has success in regulating the insulin of diabetes patients, but it also has a variety of side effects. These side effects are most likely common, and they can include confusion, irritability, and headache. However, serious side effects may also be experienced, most of which are associated with an allergic reaction. Special populations are also cautioned about use of Lantus, as side effects can be more prevalent when Lantus is taken by pregnant women or elderly patients. Information about these Lantus side effects and usage is discussed below. Common Lantus Side Effects Lantus side effects can vary depending on whether the patient is experiencing low blood sugar or high blood sugar. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) symptoms when taking Lantus may include: Confusion Dizziness Weakness Chills Shaking / Fast Heartbeat Fainting Nervousness Irritability Headache Blurred vision Too little insulin can cause a condition known as hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. Symptoms of high blood sugar when taking Lantus may include: Dry mouth Fruity breath Dry skin Dizziness Stomach ache Loss of appetite Unusual thirst Frequent urination Lantus may also cause lower levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalemia). Symptoms of this include: muscle weakness muscle cramps muscle aches and pains irregular heartbeat Additionally, patients may also experience pain, swelling and/or itching at the injection site. These side effects will typically subside after a few days. Serious Lantus Side Effects Some of the most frequently experienced serious side effects of Lantus are due to an allergic reaction to this medication. If this occurs, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Some of the most common serious side effects include: Continue reading >>

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