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Safe Lantus Solostar Pregnant
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
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
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
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
Safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache? Taking lantus, celexa 20mg and Lorazapam .25 2-3x prn (tapering)
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
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
Yes: But a consistent regimen is recommended. Preferably before bedtime. ...Read more
If 'N' = NPH, yes: It peaks in 6-8 hours, last 10-14 hours. Lantus has mosest peaks, lasts 24 hours the amer assoc of clinical endocrinologists recommends not using nph, but longer acting basal insulin, like Insulin to obtain smoother control [often in combination with meal time short-acting insulin]. ...Read more
Fair question: Hi. It happens. You can do either of two things. Just use your fast acting insulin (Novolog, Humalog, or Apidra) as needed for the next 18 hours to manage your BG, or take the Lantus (insulin glargine) 6 hours late and your next Lantus (insulin glargine) dose on time, and accept you'll be dose stacking for the first 6 hours of the next dose. Watch your BG carefully during this deviation in your regimen. Good luck! ...Read more
Resuming it ASAP: Diabetes is a result of persistently high sugar over long period of time, but acutely it is much more dangerous to have too low sugar than high. So missing a dose or two of diabetic medicine is not detrimental, but should be kept to a minimum. I suggest resuming your medicine asap. Eat well, exercise regularly, take your meds as prescribed, and see doc regularly as advised. Good luck. ...Read more
Lantus (insulin glargine): Is a long acting insulin, is meant to be used once a day. Every patient is unique, so adjustig your regimen is unique as well. Is better to ask your doctor for his/her reason to do split the dose. I am curious as well. The important issue is the total dose you need per day (once, or in divided doses. Again Lantus (insulin glargine) is mainly for once a day due to it long duration). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, how often should I be taking the insulin lantus (insulin glargine)? I'm getting 40 units a day.
3 hours Late taking lantus (insulin glargine) injection last night. When should I take tonight's injection?
Lantus (insulin glargine): Lantus (insulin glargine) is a once-a-day injection usually taken every 24 hours. Don't worry if you miss 1-3 hours - no short term or long term things to worry about if you are keeping your blood sugar under control. If there is wide fluctuation in your blood sugar levels I recommend you see a diabetes educator. ...Read more
Taking janumet 50/100 once & lantus 10 units and walk 40min daily. Winter arrive and my sugar gone haywire. Please help me. why winter is so difficult?
Need more info...: This is not a simple question & would be much better suited to a 2nd opinion consult with a HealthTap doc, but we can start to think about some general ideas. Are you exercising as much, has your diet changed, do you have any allergies during this season or require steroids, have you had any colds/viruses, or other seasonal issues? Look for any.personal changes as a starting place for discussion! ...Read more
I forgot my am dose of victoza (liraglutide) and will be taking my bedtime dose of lantus within the hour. Should I skip the Victoza (liraglutide) until tomorrow morning or take?
Skip: I would not recommend taking the morning medicine at bedtime and then going to sleep. Too low a blood sugar is more hazardous than too high overnight. Resume your usual regimen tomorrow morning and check your blood sugar at the usual time. If it's very elevated contact your physician or diabetologist for instructions. ...Read more
Great combination: Hi. Yes, they work great in combination, and I prescribe the two of them together all the time! To your tight control! ...Read more
65 year old type 2 diabetic 80units of lantus@ bed time . What happens if i forget to take it one night? I ran out can I wait till tomorrow?
Resume ASAP: Although Lantus (insulin glargine) has no peak and long 24 hour duration of action it would be best not to miss your normally scheduled dose for too long. Make sure you get in touch with your doctor asap for a refill and / or samples! if you need help with the cost, you might find a coupon online. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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