What Is Insulin Glargine

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Lantus (insulin Glargine)

Tweet Lantus is an analogue insulin produced by Sanofi-Aventis with the medical name insulin glargine. Lantus has been available for pharmaceutical use since the year 2000. Lantus hit the news in June 2009 over concerns that it may lead to the formation of cancer. However, the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) found the evidence suggesting the link to be inconclusive and cleared the drug for further use. 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 sk Continue reading >>

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