Lantus 100IU Cartridge 1X3ml

Diabetes Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

LANTUS contain insulin glargine which belongs to a group of medicine called long-acting insulins. It is a modified insulin, very similar to human insulin. It is used to treat diabetes mellitus in adults, adolescents and children aged 2 years and above. Diabetes mellitus is a disease where your body does not produce enough insulin to control the level of blood sugar. It has a long and steady blood-sugar-lowering action.

Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking this medicine, your blood sugar levels may rise very high which may put you at risk of serious complications. It is only a part of the treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise and weight reduction as advised by your doctor. Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels. Before starting the treatment, inform your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver, or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.  This medicine can be used in adolescents and children aged 2 years and above.

USES OF LANTUS

  • Treat diabetes mellitus

HOW LANTUS WORKS

It works like your body's natural insulin. Insulin facilitate reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppress the production of sugar in the liver.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

LANTUS injected under the skin. Your doctor will decide the dose and frequency depending on your condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF LANTUS

SERIOUS

  • low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • severe allergic reactions (including rash and itching all over the body)
  • severe swelling of skin or mucous membranes (angioedema)
  • shortness of breath, fall in blood pressure with rapid heartbeat and sweating

COMMON

  • skin and allergic reactions at the injection site (including reddening, unusually intense pain when injecting, itching, hives, swelling or inflammation)

RARE

  • eye reaction marked change (improvement or worsening) in your blood sugar control can disturb your vision temporarily. Proliferative retinopathy (an eye disease related to diabetes) severe hypoglycaemic attacks may cause temporary loss of vision
  • general disorder in rare case, insulin treatment may also cause temporary build-up of water in the body, with swelling in the calves and ankles

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Itching:

Take regular bath. Use creams, lotion, or gels. Avoid scratching. Reduce stress.

Swelling:

Apply an icepack or cold compress. Reduce your salt intake. Try to eat a balanced diet.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

LANTUS should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

BREASTFEEDING

LANTUS should be used with caution in breast feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine since it may cause hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, and eyesight problems.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with LANTUS.

KIDNEY

LANTUS should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

LANTUS should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take LANTUS if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to insulin glargine or any other ingredients in this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

LANTUS should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,

  • angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (used to treat certain heart conditions or high blood pressure)
  •  fluoxetine, monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (used to treat depression)
  • pentoxifylline, propoxyphene, salicylate (used to relieve pain and lower fever)
  • sulfonamide antibiotics (used to treat infection)
  • corticosteroids (used to treat inflammation)
  • danazol (medicine acting on ovulation)
  • glucagon (used to treat severe hypoglycaemia)
  • isoniazid (used to treat tuberculosis)
  • lithium salts (used to treat psychiatric disorders)
  • pentamidine (used to treat some infection caused by parasite)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Insulin glargine
Pharmacological Category :   Insulin, Long-acting
Therapeutic Indication :   Diabetes mellitus
Dosage Forms :   Injection

MORE INFORMATION

Store in a refrigerator at 2-8°C and keep out of reach of children. Do not freeze.

FAQs ABOUT LANTUS

What is the use of LANTUS?

It is used to treat diabetes mellitus.

How LANTUS works?

It works like your body's natural insulin. Insulin facilitate reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppress the production of sugar in the liver.

Can I take LANTUS during pregnancy?

It should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking.

REFERENCES

1. KD Tripathi. Insulin, Oral Hypoglycaemic Drugs and Glucagon. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh Edition, 2013. Page - 265.

2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page - 2027-2029.

3. R K Campbell 1, J R White, T Levien, D Baker. Insulin glargine. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National center of biotechnology Information Pubmed.gov. Dec 2001. [Accessed 17 Nov 2020] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11813930/

4. Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on July 2020] [Accessed 17 Nov 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.8098.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1
    Item Weight
    15
    Ingredient
    INSULIN GLARGINE 100IU
    Hsn Code
    30043190
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Lantus 100IU Cartridge 1X3ml

Lantus 100IU Cartridge 1X3ml Mkt: Sanofi India Limited

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