LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)


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Drug Information for LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)

What is LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) used for?

LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) is used for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) work?

LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) belongs to the class of drugs called as the anti-diabetic drugs. This drug helps in lowering the blood glucose levels by stimulating the peripheral glucose uptake. It also lowers the blood glucose levels by inhibiting the glucose production by the liver.

How to use LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) is available as an injection and should be administered as per the instructions provided by the doctor.

  • For type 1 diabetes, LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) should be administered 15 minutes before a meal.
  • For type 2 diabetes, LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) should be administered 15 minutes before or after a meal.

Avoid injecting the drug into a skin area that is swollen and red.

If you miss a dose of LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled), please consult the doctor.

The overdose symptoms of LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) may include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Convulsions
  • Numbness
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness

What are the drugs that interact with LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)?

Drugs that interact with LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) include the following:

  • Albuterol
  • Aspirin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Nebivolol
  • Olmesartan
  • Orlistat
  • Perindopril
  • Ramipril

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)?

The following are the most common side effects of LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled):

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Redness and swelling at the site of injection
  • Sweating
  • Trouble breathing
  • Skin rash

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Convulsions
  • Drowsiness
  • Chills
  • Slurred speech

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) or similar drugs.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Consult the doctor before taking any other drug along with LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled).
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled).
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) causes dizziness or blurred vision.

What should you tell your doctor before taking LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of hypokalaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis and liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)

  1. I am using Captopril for hypertension. Can I use LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)?
  2. No. Do not use Captopril along with LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled), as it may lead to complications. Please consult your doctor.

  3. Can I use LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) for diabetic ketoacidosis?
  4. No, LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) is only prescribed to treat diabetes mellitus. However, please consult your doctor for appropriate medication in case of diabetic ketoacidosis.

  5. What are the other formulations of LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) available?
  6. LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) is available only as an injection .

  7. How long can I use LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)?
  8. LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled) should be used for the prescribed duration. Discontinuing the medication can alter the blood glucose levels.

  9. Can I drive after using LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled)?
  10. You must avoid driving if you experience dizziness or drowsiness after using LANTUS OPTISET 100IU Pen(Prefilled).

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