Insulin glargine is a man-made form of a hormone that is produced in the body. It works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin glargine is a long-acting form of insulin that is slightly different from other forms of insulin that are not man-made. Insulin glargine is used to treat type 1 (insulin-dependent) or type 2 (non insulin-dependent) diabetes. Insulin glargine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. You should not mix this medication with other insulins. Insulin glargine is given as an injection (shot) under your skin. Your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will give you specific instructions on how and where to inject this medicine. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not fully understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes. Insulin glargine should be thin, clear, and colorless. Do not use the medication if it has changed colors or has any particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription. Choose a different place in your injection skin area each time you use this medication. Do not inject into the same place two times in a row. Use each disposable needle only one time. Throw away used needles in a puncture-proof container


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  1. link Sjrooker87
    the differnce in bedtime
    With lantus he wakes up criing every night, hard to wake him in the morning and he is always cranky. His leg hurts or his stomach hurts or head hurts. - 24% more...
    Sjrooker87- over a year ago - in Lantus
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    lantus withdrawals
    i lost my insurance and couldnt afford lantus, also taking humalogue, about 2 days after i quit taking lantus i couldnt breath, had a severe headache, - 53% more...
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  3. link Jsvyper
    yes frequent Loose BMs
    I have noticed an increase in Frequent Loose BM since starting on Lantus.
    Jsvyper- over a year ago - in Lantus
  4. link Sundry
    Lantus painful sensation, eye problem, fast heartbeat, neuropathy, lows
    I took lantus 3 years ago. I started to have problems where I thought I was having lows, but my blood sugars would be in the 200s. I had fast heartbea - 82% more...
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  5. link Sevenofnine
    Lantus animal insulins, animal insulin, legs feet, novolog, hematologist
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  6. link L1am
    Lantus legs and feet, appointment
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    Lantus toprol xl, humalog, leg pain, many sleepless nights, rls
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  8. link Jodaadams
    lantus - How much?
    What is the normal dose and what it the maximum dose?
    Jodaadams- over a year ago - in Lantus
  9. link Sucker
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    Sucker- over a year ago - in Lantus
  10. link Mcdjr5love
    Lantus headaches, nausea
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