Lantus SoloStar


Lantus SoloStar 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. Lantus SoloStar is a long-acting form of insulin that is slightly different from other forms of insulin that are not man-made.

Lantus SoloStar is used to treat type 1 (insulin-dependent) or type 2 (noninsulin-dependent) diabetes. Lantus SoloStar may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Lantus SoloStar is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, weight control, foot care, eye care, dental care, and testing your blood sugar. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely. Changing any of these factors can affect your blood sugar levels.

Take care not to let your blood sugar get too low. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur if you skip a meal, exercise too long, drink alcohol, or are under stress. Symptoms include headache, hunger, weakness, sweating, tremors, irritability, or trouble concentrating. Carry hard candy or glucose tablets with you in case you have low blood sugar.

Do not use Lantus SoloStar if you are allergic to insulin glargine. To make sure you can safely take Lantus, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease. FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Lantus SoloStar is harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether insulin glargine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use Lantus SoloStar without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use Lantus SoloStar to make up the missed dose. You should not use more than one dose in a 24-hour period unless your doctor tells you to.

Keep Lantus SoloStar on hand at all times. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An insulin overdose can cause life-threatening hypoglycemia.



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