INSULIN GLARGINE - INJECTION
Common Brand Name(s): Lantus
Phonetic Pronunciation: (IN-su-lin GLAR-gene)
Information last revised May 2010
What does INSULIN GLARGINE - INJ look like?
Lantus 100 unit/mL Sub-Q
Lantus 100 unit/mL SubQ Cartridge
Lantus Solostar 100 unit/mL (3 mL) Sub-Q Insulin Pen
Insulin glargine is used along with a proper diet and exercise program to control high blood sugar. It is used in people with type 1 (insulin-dependent) or type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. Insulin glargine is a man-made, long-acting type of insulin that is similar to human insulin. It starts working more slowly and lasts for a longer time than regular insulin. Insulin is a natural substance that allows the body to properly use sugar from the diet. It replaces the insulin that your body no longer produces, thereby lowering your blood sugar. Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems. Proper control of diabetes may also lessen your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
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