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Lantus Solostar Pen

Generic name: Insulin glargine (INsu-lin GLAR-gine)
Brand Names: Basaglar KwikPen Basaglar Tempo Pen. Insulin Glargine Prefilled Pen Insulin Glargine Solostar Pen Lantus…show all 10 brands
Drug class: insulin

What is the Lantus Solostar Pen?

Solostar is a long-acting insulin. It starts working several hours after the injection and continues to work evenly for 24 hours.Lantus Solostar Pen helps improve blood sugar control for people with diabetes mellitus.Toujeo can be used by adults with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes.Basaglar, Lantus, and Semglee can be used by adults with type 2 diabetes or children with type 1 diabetes.Lantus Solostar Pen and a short-acting insulin are used to treat type 1 diabetes.Lantus Solostar Pen can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Lantus Solostar Pen

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek emergency medical attention: swelling or redness where an insulin injection was administered; an itchy or swollen skin rash on your entire body; difficulty breathing; rapid heartbeats; feeling as if you may pass out; or swelling in either your tongue or throat.

Lantus Solostar Pen may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Rapid weight gain and swelling of the ankles or feet;
  • Shortness of breath
  • Low blood potassium can cause leg cramps, constipation, increased thirst, urination, numbness, or even a limp feeling.

Side effects of the Lantus Solostar Pen include:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Weight gain or swelling;
  • Itching or rash;
  • The skin may become thicker or hollower where the medication was injected.

There may be other side effects. Call your physician if experiencing side effects; alternatively, the FDA can be reached at 1-800-FDA-1088 if reporting side effects is necessary.


Do not share an injection pen, even if the needle has been changed.

Before you take this drug

Lantus Solostar Pen should not be used if you have an allergy to insulin or are experiencing hypoglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis.Lantus Solostar Pens are not recommended for children younger than six years of age. Some brands are only for adults. This medicine should not be used to treat type 2 diabetic children of any age.

Inform your physician of any of the following issues:

  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Heart failure other heart problems

Inform your doctor if, in addition to pioglitazone and rosiglitazone, you are also taking glimepiride (or metformin). Certain oral diabetes medications can increase the risk of heart problems if you use insulin.Inform your physician immediately if you become pregnant or nursing.It is important to control diabetes during pregnancy.

How to take Lantus Solostar Pens?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label.Lantus Solostar pen is injected into the skin at the same time every day.Use your short-acting insulin before meals, as prescribed by your doctor, to treat type 1 diabetes.Lantus Solostar Pen should not be used with an insulin pump or other insulins. This medicine should not be injected into a vein or muscle.If you're not sure how to use an injectable, ask your pharmacist or doctor.Only prepare an injection when it's time for administration.. If the medicine is cloudy, has changed colour, or has particles, call your pharmacist.Your healthcare provider can show you how to inject Lantus Solostar Pen. Do not repeat the injection in the same area.Avoid injecting into damaged skin that is tender, bruised, or pitted. Also avoid if the skin has a hard lump or a scar.Toujeo has 300 units of insulin glargine in each millilitre (mL), making it three times more powerful than brands with 100 units.If you change the brand, strength, or form of a medicine, your dose requirements may be different. Use only the medication prescribed by your doctor to avoid medication mistakes.Use only the Lantus Solostar Pen injection pen if you are using an injection pen. Attach a fresh needle each time. Transferring insulin from the pen to a syringe is not recommended.Even if the needle has been changed, never share an injection pen. These devices can spread infections.Stress, illness, surgery, alcohol, skipping meals, and exercise can all affect blood sugar levels.You may feel dizzy, irritable, or shaky if you have low blood sugar. If you want to treat hypoglycemia quickly, try eating or drinking hard candy, raisins, fruit, non-diet soda, or crackers. In severe hypoglycemia, your doctor may prescribe glucagon.Inform your doctor if symptoms such as increased thirst and urination are frequent. Before changing the dosage of your medication, be sure to speak to a healthcare provider first.This medicine should be kept in the original container, away from heat and sunlight. Store insulin away from the cooling element of a fridge, or do not freeze it. Do not use any frozen insulin.

Store Lantus Solostar pens that are not in use (opened):

  • Use within the expiration date.
  • (Basaglar or Lantus) Store below 86 degrees Fahrenheit at room temperature and use within 28 days.

Storing opened (in use) Lantus Solostar Pen:

  • Use the vial within 28 days. Store in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
  • Use the pen within 28 days. Store it at room temperature.
  • Toujeo should be stored at room temperature (below 86 °F) and used within 56 days.

Store an injection pen without the needle. Never reuse a needle, syringe, or other syringe. Put them in a "sharps container" that is puncture-proof, and dispose of the sharps according to local or state laws. Keep away from children and pets.Wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID to alert others that you have diabetes.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you forget a dose, call your physician immediately.Do not use more than one tablet in 24 hours unless your doctor tells you to.Refill your prescription before you run out.

What happens if I overdose?

Call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. An insulin overdose may cause severe hypoglycemia. The symptoms include drowsiness, confusion, blurred or cloudy vision, numbness in the mouth, difficulty speaking, muscle weakness, or jerky movements.

What should be avoided?

Do not drive or engage in hazardous activities until you have determined how Lantus Solostar Pen affects you. Your body might not allow for proper response.Check the label of your medication before you inject it to avoid any mistakes.Avoid alcohol and alcohol-containing medicines. Alcohol can interfere with diabetes treatment.

Interaction with other drug

Lantus Solostar pen can be affected by many drugs. Included are prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician of any medications you are currently taking. This list does not include all possible interactions.




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