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Been using Lantus (insulin glargine) since 2011, A1c 6.7. New dr wants me off to take orals, many allergies/intolerances.CKD 4, asthma, HBP. Does Insulin stop working ?

Been using Lantus (insulin glargine) since 2011, A1c 6.7. New dr wants me off to take  orals, many allergies/intolerances.CKD 4, asthma, HBP. Does Insulin stop working ?

No: with CKD-4, your oral choices are limited. Lantus (insulin glargine) is obviously still working well for you as your A1c is controlled and excellent at 6.7%. It depends on how much lantus (insulin glargine) you are on and whether or not you are experiencing a lot of low blood sugar. Not sure what oral choice your doctor is switching you over to but make sure he/she knows you are a diabetic pt with CKD-4. ...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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Is it possible for you to take victoza (liraglutide) with lantus?

Is it possible for you to take victoza (liraglutide) with lantus?

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

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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?

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 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 ?

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

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Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Please describe the medication: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Diabetes medication: Treats diabetes mellitus. Insulin is a hormone that helps get sugar from the blood to the muscles, where it is used for energy. This type of Insulin usually works longer than regular insulin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lantus (insulin glargine)?

Kind of insulin: This is a long acting Insulin preparation that can be given once a day for use in those with diabetes. It may need to be supplemented with short acting Insulin for optimal control. ...Read more