Are there any long term adverse effects of lantus (insulin glargine) tx?

Adverse effects. Short term: low blood sugar or weight gain if used improperly. Fda had investigated the possible long term cancer risk and recommended no change in Lantus (insulin glargine) labeling at this time due to weak evidence.
No. None known after many years on the market. Some concerns about a weak and possibly indirect risk for some forms on cancer. The jury has not come back from break on that one yet...
Yes. Possible long term adverse effects with Lantus (insulin glargine) include weight gain, leg edema, and lipodystrophy at the injection site (loss or gain of fat tissue). Hypoglycemia can happen short or long term. The possible association with cancer such as breast cancer in observation studies is still debated.

Related Questions

Can you tell me if I took about 140 units of lantus (insulin glargine) long acting insulin would it result in a fatality?

Depends. Hi. No way to tell. Are you a type 1 or a type 2? What's your normal Lantus (insulin glargine) dose? If you made a grievous dosing error, go to the ER (drinking juice on the way), so they can have an IV in you and be prepared for a crash. I have type 2's who use Lantus (insulin glargine) 300-400 units/day; 140 units wouldn't kill them. I have type 1's using 16 units/day; 140 units would mess them up pretty badly. Be safe. Read more...

My blood sugars have been over 400 for almost a year. I take over 200 units of lantus (insulin glargine) and novalog aday. How long can I last and live like this? Cp too

Diabetes. This much high sugar is very dangerous. Looks like you have high Insulin resistance. Loosing weight if your weight is high will certainly help. You should see an endocrinologist. Chest pain in a diabetic can be serious and you need cardiac work up. Read more...

My dr. Wants me to start insulin tried a few metformin, invikana cant handle the effects, lantus or afreeza which is better with victoza (liraglutide)?

Depends . Lantus (insulin glargine) and afrezza are two different insulin. One is long acting, the other is fast acting. One covers you the whole day, the other covers your neals or correct your high numbers. Talk to your doctor about the appropriateness of each for you. Good luck. . Read more...
Diabetes care. The medication you need is a function of your diabetes. Type 1 diabetes does not make enough insulin and requires insulin daily. Type 2 diabetes has high blood sugar but there are many (~ 12) different diabetes related medicines, including insulin. Depending on your ability/willingness to eat more wisely you may not need any injections for diabetes control. Discuss with your doctor. Read more...

Side effects lantus (insulin glargine) insulin?

HYPOGLYCEMIA. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) is a complication of getting too much of any insulin. Since Lantus (insulin glargine) Insulin is injected you may have bruises or lumps at the injection sites. Read more...

The side effects of this insulinarent common with lantus (insulin glargine)?

Side effect. The blood sugar diary is the key. The side effect of concern is hypoglycemia (sugar < 80 associated with symptoms) . This side effect should never occur, if your are doing bs diary and show it to your doctor. Doctor should know how to make adjustment to dose. Read more...

On metformin bid, lantus (insulin glargine) 40 qd, & novolog tid. Since I started the later im gaining weight. How can I simplify tx w meds dat don't cause weight gain?

Weight Loss. Unfortunately Insulin causes weight gain. The best way is to go on a low carbohydrate low calorie diet to reduce your excess body fat and as a result improve your Insulin sensitivity so your doses of the two Insulin drugs go down. There are other meds like Byetta & victoza (liraglutide) that cause weight loss but you have to consult your endocrinologist to see if they're appropriate for your stage of diabetes. Read more...
How can i say this? Insulin works by lowering your blood sugar, you know that. But it lowers your blood sugar, by putting the sugar on you. You understand what i mean? A moment on the lips, forever on the hips? Docs raise your Insulin to control your sugar so you can eat what you want, but that doesn't make it right. From a former fatty, i say, eat for one person, not two, and you will find you dont need so many meds. Read more...

Type n insulin, is it any different from lantus (insulin glargine).?

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...