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New Lantus Clikstar Eco-friendly Insulin Pen Now Available In Canada

New Lantus Clikstar Eco-friendly Insulin Pen Now Available In Canada

New Lantus ClikSTAR eco-friendly insulin pen now available in Canada - Easy-to-use and reliable device helps patients achieve their treatment goals - has approved the ClikSTAR reusable insulin pen for use with Lantus, giving patients with diabetes an additional option to safely and effectively achieve and sustain control of their blood sugar levels. The new insulin delivery device was launched today in conjunction with the 20th World Diabetes Congress being held in one of the first countries worldwide to launch this state-of-the-art pen. "With the introduction of Lantus ClikSTAR, we offer a new device for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes," said Dr. Laurent-Didier Jacobs, Vice-President, Medical Affairs at sanofi-aventis Inc., explaining that Lantus ClikSTAR ideally complements the previously launched Lantus SoloSTAR and Apidra SoloSTAR pre-filled insulin pens. "The Lantus SoloSTAR and Apidra SoloSTAR ready-to-use insulin pens were launched to respond to the different lifestyle needs of patients by providing them with an easier way to self-administer their insulin injections. For this reason, SoloSTAR will continue to be available for patients who find the process of loading or changing insulin cartridges burdensome and even difficult," he said. The Lantus ClikSTAR pen, designed in partnership with nearly 2,000 patients and 500 nurses, is the result of over four years of intensive development and testing aimed at addressing patients' needs. The reusable pen has all the benefits of the pre-filled Lantus SoloSTAR and Apidra SoloSTAR delivery device, including a low injection force, a dial and dose setting that allows patients to administer doses from one to 80 units in a single injection, numbering that is both large and clear that lessens the possibility of injec Continue reading >>

Diabetes Express, Canada's One Stop Diabetes Shop Est. 1995 - Articles - Timesulin - Timesulin Is For All Pen Users

Diabetes Express, Canada's One Stop Diabetes Shop Est. 1995 - Articles - Timesulin - Timesulin Is For All Pen Users

Life with diabetes can be hard. We know that a large portion of the Timesulin team has diabetes themselves and some of us are partners to people living with diabetes. And dont even get us started on the constant worry that life with diabetes seems to go hand-in-hand withworry, anxiety and stress seem like best friends to this condition, doesnt it? Whether you live with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, we know youve had that sinking feeling of wondering, Did I take my shot or not. WHEN INJECTIONS BECOME PART OF DAILY LIFE The most regular complaint we hear from people who have not yet introduced Timesulin to their diabetes treatment routine is that they often worry about whether or not they have taken an injection immediately after they administered their shot. To someone who has never had to inject themselves numerous times a day this may seem strange how can you not know whether or not youve injected yourself? But when you jab yourself with insulin four or five times a day, every day of your life, it becomes just another part of your routine. And we all know how easy it is to forget if I switched off the coffee machine, locked the car door, turned off the stove, took my insulin injectionTimesulin answers that question quickly and easily without changing your existing diabetes treatment routine! DONT CHANGE THE WAY YOU TREAT YOUR DIABETES We have designed a Timesulin cap that is compatible with your existing insulin pen type so you dont have to change the brand of insulin to benefit from knowing for sure when you took your last shot. When we designed Timesulin the brief was to make it as simple to use as possible. Our goal was to make life with diabetes easier, not harder, so with Timesulin there is no new system to learn, no buttons to push and nothing to program. Timesulin Continue reading >>

Clickstar Insulin Pen

Clickstar Insulin Pen

I know this has been gone over recently but I just have to make sure. Problems with my SoloStar pen plunger hanging up has me going nuts. Talking with Sanofi Aventis customer service gives me a headache too. The new ClickStar pen is supposed to be compatible with U.S. Lantus cartridges but not according to the company. Some say it's fine with U.S. cartridges and some say no. I would hate to order the pen, order a new script for the Lantus cartridges then find out they don't fit. Anyone give me a definate answer as if they work or not? D.D. Family Getting much harder to control Friend Type 2 on insulin but highly insulin resistant Hey Wes ...I am not sure if this will help you as I am in Canada...I do use lantus solo pens ...Had no real problems with the plunger... But did have problems inserting if the needles were bent in any way! Needles would not inject!PLUs my endo doc did give me a whole packaage of Lantus cartridges free to try! And IN CANADA ...I definitely needed their lantus pen to load the cartridges!I thought I could use a novopen and It DEFINITELY DID not work here in CANADA! Plus when I did get a free pen from drug store SPECIALLY for LANtus ...I definitely had PROBLEMS...You need to load and PRIME the pen! Sanofi Aventis was a huge PAIn here too! I advise you check this out too! I personally always found solo pre loaded pens for lantus and pre load humlog worked way better....cartridges tend to slip ! Hope that helped ya Go judego ( in north Toronto) Continue reading >>

Lantus

Lantus

How does this medication work? What will it do for me? Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone made by the pancreas that helps our body use or store the glucose (sugar) it gets from food. For people with diabetes, either the pancreas does not make enough insulin to meet the body's requirements, or the body cannot properly use the insulin that is made. As a result, glucose cannot be used or stored properly and accumulates in the bloodstream. Insulin injected under the skin helps to lower blood glucose levels. There are many different types of insulin and they are absorbed at different rates and work for varying periods of time. Insulin glargine is an extended, long-acting insulin. It takes about 90 minutes to begin working after injection, and it stops working after about 24 hours. After injection, insulin glargine is released slowly and constantly into the bloodstream. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor. Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to use this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it. What form(s) does this medication come in? Vial Each mL of sterile solution contains 100 u Continue reading >>

How Do I Get Lantus Insulin Less Expensively?

How Do I Get Lantus Insulin Less Expensively?

November 2, 2013-- How do I get Lantus Insulin Less Expensively? DCIN receives this question a few times a week from US caregivers of diabetic cats. I am often amazed by the question because of the “good” insulins for diabetic cats, Lantus can be the least expensive per unit. The problem often lies in knowing how to find the insulin inexpensively. (The hints I give also apply to Levemir, another human insulin often used by diabetic cats.) Your vet gave you a prescription that probably read “U100 Glargine/Lantus 10ml vial.” Lantus is the brand name for the generic insulin Glargine. Lantus is an insulin for humans and is only available from a human pharmacy (although some vets do hold some in stock). The company Sanofi makes Lantus, and no other companies currently make a generic Glargine because Sanofi still has an international patent on the insulin. That may change in 2014, and by then Sanofi may have developed a “second-generation” Lantus that is patent protected. Lantus is a U100 insulin, which describes the concentration of the insulin in the liquid suspension. A 10ml vial is the insulin’s containment device. It is a small glass bottle with a rubber stopper at the end that you pierce with a syringe. At a US retail pharmacy, a 10ml vial of Lantus can cost about $180 to $200. WOWZA! That does seem cause for sticker shock. A 10ml vial of U100 insulin holds 1000 units of insulin. At $200/vial, that is a price of $.20/unit. If your cat gets 2 units of insulin twice a day, that is $.80/day for its insulin (if you could completely use a vial of Lantus insulin). It would cost less each day to give your cat its life-saving medicine that to buy a soda from a vending machine. However, the problem with buying Lantus in a 10ml vial is that, properly handled, Lantus Continue reading >>

Getting Started With Insulin

Getting Started With Insulin

If you have been talking about getting started on insulin with your doctor, or if taking insulin is new to you, you may have questions or concerns. The following guide will help you understand the types of insulin, options for taking insulin, how and where to inject insulin, and insulin care and storage. Insulin pens Your pen comes with an instruction book. Please review it to understand how your pen works, how to load the cartridge and how to prepare your pen for an insulin injection. Mixing insulin Insulin that is cloudy (NPH, premixed) needs to be mixed before using. The pen should be rolled ten times, tipped ten times and checked for a milky-white consistency. Check insulin flow (prime) Attach pen needle. Dial up two units and, with pen tip facing upwards, push the dosing button. If no stream of insulin appears, repeat with another two units. Giving your injection After you have checked the insulin flow, dial up the dose of insulin to be taken. Insert pen tip into skin at a 90º angle. Push the dosing button until you see ‘0’. Count 10 seconds before removing the needle from your skin to ensure you receive the full dose. With longer needles (≥ 8mm), you may need to gently lift the skin before injection. Insulin injection sites Site Pros Cons Abdomen (tummy) Stay 2 inches (5 cm) away from your belly button Easy to reach; insulin absorbs fast and consistently None Buttock and thigh Slower absorption rate than from abdomen and arm sites Slower absorption; absorption can be affected by exercise Outer arm After abdomen, arm provides the next fastest absorption rate Harder to reach for self-injections NOTE: It is really important to change (rotate) where you give yourself insulin to prevent fatty lumps from forming since these can affect how your body absorbs insuli Continue reading >>

Verify: Insulin Cheaper In Canada

Verify: Insulin Cheaper In Canada

LOCAL NBC Nightly News reports that the price of insulin, which is used to treat Diabetes, has shot up more than 1,000 percent in the U.S. in the past 20 years. 2 On Your Side was able to confirm and verify that the injectable form of insulin in a pre-loaded pen is actually much, much less expensive in Canada than the U.S. Fort Erie, Canada - NBC Nightly News reports that the price of insulin, which is used to treat Diabetes, has shot up more than 1,000 percent in the U.S. in the past 20 years. In fact, it's estimated the U.S. now spends more than $322 billion dollars each year to treat the disease. It has reached the point where some families are now taking desperate measures to get the vital medication their children and loved ones need to survive. That includes turning to the black market as some parents rely on secret online groups to swap and trade the insulin that their insurance covers so that they can obtain the insulin for their kids. Back in February, a similar situation unfolded with another drug many people depend on for epileptic seizures. A Two On Your Side investigation with Reporter Steve Brown found that people here could get epipens much cheaper and legally at pharmacies in Canada. 2 On Your Side was able to confirm and verify that the same is true for insulin. We determined that the injectable form of insulin in a pre-loaded pen is actually much, much less expensive in Canada then in the U.S. That's crucial for some people with diabetes who need the insulin to control blood sugar levels And considering that about eleven percent of Western New York residents are diabetic, according to a local doctor at UBMD Internal Medicine, it's especially important. At the Remedy's RX drug store in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canadian pharmacist Gerard Longval says diabetic Continue reading >>

New Lantus(r) Clikstar(tm) Eco-friendly Insulin Pen Now Available In Canada

New Lantus(r) Clikstar(tm) Eco-friendly Insulin Pen Now Available In Canada

New Lantus(R) ClikSTAR(TM) eco-friendly insulin pen now available in Canada - Easy-to-use and reliable device helps patients achieve their treatment goals - has approved the ClikSTAR reusable insulin pen for use with Lantus, giving patients with diabetes an additional option to safely and effectively achieve and sustain control of their blood sugar levels. The new insulin delivery device was launched today in conjunction with the 20th World Diabetes Congress being held in one of the first countries worldwide to launch this state-of-the-art pen. "With the introduction of Lantus ClikSTAR, we offer a new device for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes," said Dr. Laurent-Didier Jacobs, Vice-President, Medical Affairs at sanofi-aventis Inc., explaining that Lantus ClikSTAR ideally complements the previously launched Lantus(R) SoloSTAR and Apidra(TM) SoloSTAR(R) pre-filled insulin pens. "The Lantus SoloSTAR and Apidra SoloSTAR ready-to-use insulin pens were launched to respond to the different lifestyle needs of patients by providing them with an easier way to self-administer their insulin injections. For this reason, SoloSTAR will continue to be available for patients who find the process of loading or changing insulin cartridges burdensome and even difficult," he said. The Lantus ClikSTAR pen, designed in partnership with nearly 2,000 patients and 500 nurses, is the result of over four years of intensive development and testing aimed at addressing patients' needs. The reusable pen has all the benefits of the pre-filled Lantus SoloSTAR and Apidra SoloSTAR delivery device, including a low injection force, a dial and dose setting that allows patients to administer doses from one to 80 units in a single injection, numbering that is both large and clear that lessens the pos Continue reading >>

How To Find A Lantus Coupon

How To Find A Lantus Coupon

It looks like this page may be out of date. Please visit NerdWallet’s health hub for our latest content. Diabetics don’t have much of a choice when it comes to taking their insulin, and the costs can be very high, so a Lantus coupon can be invaluable. Paired with diabetic supplies like syringes and blood glucose testing equipment, diabetes is an expensive disease. But with a little bit of information and some resourcefulness, you may be able to save on your monthly prescriptions. Lantus is a long-acting insulin made by Sanofi-Aventis and prescribed to both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. Diabetics are unable to naturally produce or use insulin like most people, so they take injections of synthetic insulin to help regulate their blood sugar. Generic Lantus At this time, there is no generic form of Lantus available. However, that may soon change. The patents protecting Lantus from cheaper generic alternatives expired in February 2015, so less expensive forms of the drug may be coming. When this happens, opting for generic will likely be the best way to save on Lantus, and because of FDA requirements, you don’t have to worry about the generic version being less effective or less safe. Although some people avoid buying generics because they are afraid they won’t work as well as the name brands, those fears are largely unfounded. Lantus coupons from the manufacturer One carton of Lantus can cost close to $400 without insurance, according to GoodRx.com, though Lantus may very well be part of your insurance formulary. Currently, the maker of the drug offers a Lantus Savings Card. According to its website, the card can reduce your prescription cost to no more than $25. However, it also says there is a maximum benefit of $100 off each prescription for the duration of the pr Continue reading >>

How Do I Get Lantus (or Basaglar Or Levemir) Less Expensively?

How Do I Get Lantus (or Basaglar Or Levemir) Less Expensively?

DCIN has received this question hundreds of times over the last few years. Truthfully, Lantus is actually the cheapest insulin per unit of insulin; the problem lies in the upfront costs. So this article will discuss ways to reduce the upfront cost of Lantus or Levemir. Let’s talk about Lantus. Lantus is an insulin that was designed for once-per-day use in humans. It turns out that Lantus, when dosed twice per day, is excellent at controlling feline diabetes and getting cats into remission. The generic name for Lantus is insulin glargine. There is no true generic version of Lantus but there is a biosimilar drug that was released in 2016 called Basaglar. Lantus is manufactured by Sanofi which is a profit-driven company. Lantus is a U-100 insulin (100 units of insulin per 1 mL of fluid). Lantus comes in 10 mL vials or 3 mL pens. Lantus is prescription only in the United States, OTC in Canada. Lantus should be refrigerated at all times. Lantus should be handled gently. Lantus that is refrigerated and handled gently can last 3-6 months from date of first use. The price of Lantus at a pharmacy in the United States is approximately $220 for a vial and $285 for a 5-pack of the pens. Are you suffering from sticker shock? The price of Novolin N or Vetsulin might seem more doable right now but let’s consider these facts. Novolin N is $26 at Walmart and Vetsulin is about $45 from your vet. Each of them is only good for about 30-45 days from the date of first use. Your annual cost for a cat on a typical dose of insulin is $208-$312 for Novalin and $360-$540 for Vetsulin. Only the start-up costs are lower. The annual costs are much higher, these insulins have less success at remission, these insulins may require dosing more frequently than every 12 hours. The annual price of Lant Continue reading >>

Get To Know The Lantus® Solostar® Pen

Get To Know The Lantus® Solostar® Pen

Do not take Lantus® during episodes of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin or any of the inactive ingredients in Lantus®. Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes with others. Do NOT reuse needles. Before starting Lantus®, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have liver or kidney problems, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or if you are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed. Heart failure can occur if you are taking insulin together with certain medicines called TZDs (thiazolidinediones), even if you have never had heart failure or other heart problems. If you already have heart failure, it may get worse while you take TZDs with Lantus®. Your treatment with TZDs and Lantus® may need to be changed or stopped by your doctor if you have new or worsening heart failure. Tell your doctor if you have any new or worsening symptoms of heart failure, including: Sudden weight gain Tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including OTC medicines, vitamins, and supplements, including herbal supplements. Lantus® should be taken once a day at the same time every day. Test your blood sugar levels while using insulin, such as Lantus®. Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your healthcare provider. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision. Do NOT dilute or mix Lantus® with any other insulin or solution. It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. Lantus® must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible. Always make sure you have the correct insulin before each injection. While using Lantus®, do not drive or operate heavy machinery until Continue reading >>

Insulin

Insulin

Indication BASAGLAR is a long-acting insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 2 diabetes. Limitation of Use BASAGLAR is not for treating diabetic ketoacidosis. Important Safety Information Do not take BASAGLAR during episodes of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin glargine or any of the ingredients in BASAGLAR. Do NOT reuse needles or share insulin pens, even if the needle has been changed. Before starting BASAGLAR, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including if you have liver or kidney problems, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. BASAGLAR should be taken once a day at the same time every day. Test your blood sugar levels while using insulin. Do not make any changes to your dose or type of insulin without talking to your healthcare provider. Any change of insulin should be made cautiously and only under medical supervision. The most common side effect of insulin, including BASAGLAR, is low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which may be serious and life threatening. Signs and symptoms may include dizziness or light-headedness, sweating, confusion, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, anxiety, irritability, mood change, or hunger. Do NOT dilute or mix BASAGLAR with any other insulin or solution. It will not work as intended and you may lose blood sugar control, which could be serious. BASAGLAR must only be used if the solution is clear and colorless with no particles visible. Always make sure you have the correct insulin before each injection. BASAGLAR may cause serious side effects that can lead to death, such as severe allergic reactions. Get emergency help if you have: Heart fa Continue reading >>

Lantus

Lantus

Prescription Drugs Search or browse for information on Prescription Drugs Brand Name Lantus Common Name insulin glargine In this drug factsheet: DIN (Drug Identification Number) How does this medication work? What will it do for me? Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone made by the pancreas that helps our body use or store the glucose (sugar) it gets from food. For people with diabetes, either the pancreas does not make enough insulin to meet the body's requirements, or the body cannot properly use the insulin that is made. As a result, glucose cannot be used or stored properly and accumulates in the bloodstream. Insulin injected under the skin helps to lower blood glucose levels. There are many different types of insulin and they are absorbed at different rates and work for varying periods of time. Insulin glargine is an extended, long-acting insulin. It takes about 90 minutes to begin working after injection, and it stops working after about 24 hours. After injection, insulin glargine is released slowly and constantly into the bloodstream. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop using this medication without consulting your doctor. Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It Continue reading >>

Sanofi, Rival Drugmakers Lilly, Boehringer Settle Suit Allowing Rival To Lantus Insulin In Us

Sanofi, Rival Drugmakers Lilly, Boehringer Settle Suit Allowing Rival To Lantus Insulin In Us

Sanofi, rival drugmakers Lilly, Boehringer settle suit allowing rival to Lantus insulin in US Sanofi, rival drugmakers Lilly, Boehringer settle suit allowing rival to Lantus insulin in US TRENTON, N.J. A less-expensive version of the worlds top-selling insulin, Sanofis Lantus, could go on sale in the U.S. late next year. The French drugmaker said Monday it settled a lawsuit over patents for Lantus SoloStar, its once-daily insulin in a pen-like injector. The settlement allows rivals Eli Lilly and Co. and German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH to sell their version, Basaglar in their Kwikpen device, in the U.S. starting Dec. 15, 2016. Partners Eli Lilly, based in Indianapolis, and Boehringer Ingelheim obtained tentative approval from the Food and Drug Administration in August 2014 for their version. The approval was tentative because of the ongoing lawsuit. The two companies still need full FDA approval to sell the product in the U.S. Lantus is Sanofis top product, though sales have been declining. Its the worlds third bestselling medicine, with 2014 sales of $12.4 billion, according to British research firm GlobalData. Sanofi SA said 61 per cent of Lantus sales come from the SoloStar pen and the rest from Lantus in vials. Pen-like insulin devices are gaining popularity because theyre easier to inject than using syringes to extract a specific insulin dose from a vial and then inject it. Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim have not sought approval to sell their version in vials. They already sell Basaglar in the Kwikpen in several European countries and are seeking approval in other foreign countries. The two companies have not set a U.S. price yet, but it likely will be significantly lower than the price for Lantus SoloStar. The settlement ends all lawsuits worldwide Continue reading >>

True Or False: You Can Buy Insulin From Canada

True Or False: You Can Buy Insulin From Canada

True or false: It's illegal for U.S. residents to order and receive prescription medication from pharmacies in Canada. Okay, how about this one - True or false: It's illegal for Canadian pharmacies to ship prescription medications to U.S. residents. The answer: False! Did you get all that? Allow me to explain... So, a couple of weeks ago the news broke that Google got into heaps of trouble with the FDA for allowing Canadian pharmacies to post their ads on American websites using their AdWords service. Of course, Google's $500 million settlement was more like a slap on the wrist considering how much the company is worth, but it drove home the point that Canadian pharmacies — and actually all international pharmacies — are not supposed to sell their goods to U.S. residents. It's against the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, which specifically states that it is illegal to import controlled substances and unapproved prescription drugs, whether the product is a foreign-made version of a U.S.-approved drug or the exact same drug that U.S. manufacturers send to Canada. So even if the factory makes the same insulin for both the Canadian market and the U.S., Canada cannot legally turn around and export the insulin to the U.S. Yep, it's true. What FDA Forbids Apparently the folks at FDA have positively convinced themselves that all drugs from outside the United States are evil. Well, sort of... In 2003, William Hubbard (then commissioner and later founder of the advocacy group Alliance for a strong FDA) testified before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness House Committee on Government Reform that: "In our experience, many drugs obtained from foreign sources that either purport to be or appear to be the same as U.S.-approved prescription drugs are, in fact, of unknown qu Continue reading >>

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