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Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

While it has never: Actually been studied or approved for use in pregnancy or breastfeeding, it has been used in those situations by millions of women without reported problems. Check w/your doctors and get their opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) solostar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) solostar while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Probably: It's still considered a category c drug which means it can be used if the benefits outweigh the risks. Most high risk pregnancy people feel that it is ok. Talk to your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) with janumet for better control ???

Is it safe to take lantus (insulin glargine) with janumet for better control ???

Probably but...: The 3 meds (Lantus (insulin glargine) insulin, metformin and Januvia) all work to control type 2 diabetes by different mechanism and should be effective if taken consistently and safe, but if you have specific concerns you should discuss with the doctor who has prescribed them ...Read more

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I am on lantus (insulin glargine) for my diabetes. The pen I use has an air bubble on it. Is it safe to use this way?

I am on lantus (insulin glargine) for my diabetes. The pen I use has an air bubble on it. Is it safe to use this way?

Yes: Should not be a problem because you are injecting just subcutaneously, and air bubble would have to deliberately injected intravenously to cause trouble. Cjglueck md. ...Read more

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Saw a research in which lantus (insulin glargine) and metformin combined treatment linked to high death rate.Plz elaborate or correct me .Is taking both together safe ?

Saw a research in which lantus (insulin glargine) and metformin  combined treatment linked to high death rate.Plz elaborate or correct me .Is taking both together safe ?

Diabetes type 2: Both drugs together are safe but you need to work to make sure that the dosing is correct. 1: Check blood sugar before breakfast and again before lunch. 2: Document all food and snacks taken at breakfast and while waiting for lunch. 3: If blood sugars are close to each other (+/- 25) the diet is fine. 4: However, if blood sugars are stable but >150 you should increase bedtime lantus (insulin glargine). ...Read more

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Safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache? Taking lantus, celexa 20mg and Lorazapam .25 2-3x prn (tapering) Thanks

Safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache? Taking lantus, celexa 20mg and Lorazapam .25 2-3x prn (tapering)
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Usually Yes...: For some people Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with muscle tension headaches. Don't take more than 2 grams (3 max) per day since that can cause liver damage. If your headache doesn't get better or changes then talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am currently taking 27 units of lantus BID. If I were to switch to Trujeo what would my dosage be?

Consult with your Dr: That is a question best left to your treating doctor. There are many factors to consider when switching medications including wether or not it is in your best interest to do so. Make an appointment and discuss your questions with your doctor. ...Read more

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When was lantus (insulin glargine) discovered & by whom?

When was lantus (insulin glargine) discovered & by whom?

2000: Lantus (insulin glargine) (glargine) Insulin is manufactured by sanofi-aventis. It was approved for use in the us and europe in 2000, and is one of the most widely prescribed insulins in the world. ...Read more

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What is special about lantus (insulin glargine) insulin ?

What is special about lantus (insulin glargine) insulin ?

Basal insulin: 40% of the Insulin a pancreas makes is done constantly and the other 60% is done to respond to your carbohydrate ingestion(when you eat). Lantus (insulin glargine) is the first Insulin that was design to take care of that 40% because it is designed to work over 24 hrs without any peak in action minimizing low blood sugar reactions. ...Read more