Basic Properties of Lantus with Insulin Glargine
Lantus is a brand name for the diabetic medication with a long-acting insulin glargine as an active substance from the German manufacturer SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND, GmbH. The form of release of the drug is a liquid injectable solution, transparent and colorless. The other excipients of the medication include metacresol (m-cresol) – 2.7 mg, zinc chloride – 0.0626 mg (corresponds to a zinc content of 30 μg), glycerol (85%) – 20 mg, sodium hydroxide – up to pH 4.0, hydrochloric acid – up to pH 4.0, water – up to 1 ml.
Insulin glargine is an analog of human insulin, obtained by recombination of DNA from bacteria of the species Escherichia coli (K12 strains) and characterized by low solubility in a neutral medium. The concentration of an active substance in Lantus insulin is 100 units per ml.
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Indications for Lantus Glargine 100 units/ml injection
Type 2 or type 1 diabetes mellitus, requiring insulin treatment.
Dosage and Administration
Lantus insulin should be administered subcutaneously 1 time/day at the same time of day.
The dosage regimen depends on the indications and the dosage form used. Please make sure you use the right type of syringe for the injections with this medication.
Target values for blood sugar concentrations, as well as the dose and timing of administration or administration of hypoglycemic drugs, should be determined and adjusted individually.
A dose adjustment may also be required, for example, when the patient’s body weight, lifestyle changes, the time of administration of the insulin dose is changed, or in other conditions that may increase the predisposition to the development of hypo- or hyperglycemia. Any changes in insulin dose should be done with caution and under medical supervision.
Do not use Lantus medications for the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis. In this case, preference should be given to intravenous administration of short-acting insulin. For treatment regimens that include basal and prandial insulin injections, 40-60% of the daily insulin dose is usually administered in the form of insulin glargine to meet the basal insulin requirement.
Monitoring of blood glucose concentration is recommended in all patients with diabetes mellitus.
Subcutaneous injection of Lantus may provoke the following side effects:
- hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels);
- sodium retention;
- temporary blurred vision;
- immediate allergic reactions;
The use of insulin can cause the formation of antibodies to it.
As with the use of other insulins, in rare cases, the presence of such antibodies to insulin may require a change in the dose of insulin in order to eliminate the tendency to develop hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.
Reactions at the injection site: skin redness, pain, itching, hives, rash, swelling, and inflammation. In patients under 18 years of age, reactions at the injection site and skin reactions (rash, urticaria) are relatively more common. There are no safety data available in patients younger than 2 years of age.
- Hypersensitivity to glargine or other components of medication;
- children age under 2.
Lantus insulin can be used in pregnant and breastfeeding patients. Due to changes in the blood sugar level during different trimesters and lactation periods, the patients will have to monitor the concentration of glucose in the blood and inform the doctor when the dose correction is required.
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