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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lantus?
Lantus is a once-daily, long-acting insulin that’s used to improve glycemic control in adults and children with Type 1 Diabetes (6 years and older) and adults with Type 2 Diabetes. It comes in two forms: A vial and syringe or injectable pen. It’s typically complemented with fast-acting insulin at mealtimes.
How long does Lantus take to begin working?
Lantus begins to work in your body within 1.5 to 2 hours after injection.
How long does Lantus last in the body?
Lantus lasts in the body for 24 hours and doesn’t have a peak time.
Can Lantus be used in an insulin pump?
No. Lantus must be injected subcutaneously using a vial and syringe or injectable pen. It must not be injected into a vein or muscle or mixed with other insulins.
Is Lantus safe to use during pregnancy?
There have been no extensive clinical trials evaluating the safety of Lantus during pregnancy. Preliminary studies don’t suggest a risk to pregnant women or their fetuses, but you should let your doctor know if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or hoping to become pregnant in the near future.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Lantus?
If you miss a dose of Lantus, it’s best to contact your doctor immediately and follow their advice. Do not inject more than one dose of Lantus in a 24-hour period unless your doctor specifically instructs you to do so.
About the Author
Ida Edlweiss Gumpal is a licensed Pharmacist and medical writer. She took her internships at Mercury Drug Corporation, Inc., a Hospital internship at De Vera Medical Center, Inc., and a Manufacturing internship at Philmed Laboratories, Inc. She has plans on attending medical school with the goal of specializing in Neurosurgery or Cardiothoracic surgery.