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Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml

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About Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml

Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml is a long-acting insulin that contains insulin glargine. This is a modified insulin, very similar to human insulin. Human insulin is the name which describes synthetic (human-made) insulin which is laboratory grown to mimic the insulin in humans. Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml is used to treat diabetes mellitus in adults, adolescents and children aged 2 years and above. Diabetes mellitus is a disease where your body does not produce enough insulin to control the level of blood sugar. Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml has a long and steady blood-sugar-lowering action. Long-acting insulin takes about 2 hours to start acting, and is designed to act uniformly so that there is no peak activity as such. The duration of long-acting insulin is up to 24 hours. Treatment with Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml helps to prevent complications from your diabetes. Do not use Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml to treat diabetic ketoacidosis (too much of acids in the blood).

Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml is a long-acting insulin that works by ensuring consistent sugar control. Hence, it helps lower blood sugar levels throughout the day. Based on your lifestyle and the results of your blood sugar (glucose) tests and your previous insulin usage. Your doctor will advise you how much Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml per day you will need and at what time you need to take.

Your doctor may tell you to use it in combination with a short-acting insulin or with oral anti-diabetics used to treat high blood sugar levels. Many factors may influence your blood sugar level. You should know these factors so that you are able to react correctly to changes in your blood sugar level and to prevent it from becoming too high or too low.

In some cases, you may experience injection site reactions such as lumps under the skin. The injection site should be rotated to prevent skin changes such as lumps under the skin. You may also experience symptoms of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) such as sweating, clammy skin, anxiety, fast heartbeat. Most of these side effects of Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Try not to stop taking Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml of your own. Let your doctor know about this, as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Do not take Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml if you have any low blood glucose levels, kidney, liver, or heart problems, or problems with alcohol or other prescription recreational drugs. Along with Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml, you should take a healthy diet, do regular exercise, and maintain weight as advised by your doctor. Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml is a cold chain medicine, and so it has to be stored in the refrigerator between 2-8 degrees Celsius else its efficiency might get lost. Do not store in the freezer of the fridge.

Uses of Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml

Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Medicinal Benefits

Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml has a long and steady blood-sugar-lowering action. Long acting insulin takes about 2 hours to start acting, and is designed to act uniformly so that there is no peak activity as such. The duration of long acting insulin is up to 24 hours. This insulin causes body tissues to absorb glucose from the blood and decreases glucose production by the live. Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml helps in improving the glycaemic control which in turn decreases the risk of progression of complications of diabetes like damage of retina (retinopathy), damage of kidney (nephropathy), damage of nerve cells (neuropathy), delayed wound healing, diabetic foot ulcer and others. Besides this, Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml can be safely prescribed to the diabetic mother in the pregnancy as well as lactation stage.

Directions for Use

Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml is injected under the skin (subcutaneously). Do NOT inject Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml in a vein. You need one injection of Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml every day, at the same time of the day. If you are not well trained to self-administer Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml, ask healthcare professional to administer it.Procedure for self-injecting insulin:•You should wash your hand first before injecting insulin.•Then roll the insulin bottle and wipe the bottle top.•Now pull the plunger of the syringe down to an appropriate number of units your doctor has prescribed.•Push the needle into the bottle and push the syringe plunger down.•Now once again pull the plunger down to an appropriate number of units as prescribed by the doctor.•Pick the injection site and wipe it with an alcohol swab. Now, pinch up the skin and push the needle into the skin and then push the plunger in.•The needle should be kept under the skin for at least 6 seconds to make sure the entire dose is injected.•After injecting the insulin pull out the needle and dispose of the syringe safely. And then you can have a meal or snack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml

Like all medicines, Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The following side effects may occur which can be a sign of low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia like cold sweat, cool pale skin, nervousness, anxious feeling, unusual tiredness or weakness, confusion, difficulty in concentration, drowsiness, excessive hunger, temporary vision changes, headache, nausea, and increased pulse or heartbeat (palpitation). Skin and allergic reactions at the injection site may occur with the sign of reddening, unusually intense pain when injecting, itching, hives, swelling, or inflammation. This can spread around the injection site. Most minor reactions to insulins usually disappear in a few days to a few weeks. Tell a doctor straight away if you notice signs of a severe allergic reaction. Everyone doesn't need to experience the above side effects.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml is for subcutaneous (under the skin) use only and should never be administered intravenously (IV) or in the veins. If you are changing the brand of insulin or if you need to inject your insulin by another method, it should be done under strict medical supervision. Cases of heart failure have been reported when pioglitazone was used with insulin, especially in patients who are at high risk of cardiac heart failure. The first symptoms of hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar level) may include symptoms like excessive thirst, dry mouth, increased frequency of urination, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, flushed dry skin, loss of appetite and acetone odour of the breath. You should closely monitor these symptoms. Symptoms like heart failure, weight gain and oedema (fluid deposition in tissue) should not be overruled. It is advisable not to consume alcohol as it may either increase or decrease your blood glucose level. Care should be taken while travelling across more than two time zones. Your doctor may adjust your insulin schedule. Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml may decrease the level of potassium, leading to a state of hypokalaemia that, if left untreated, may lead to respiratory paralysis, irregular heartbeat rhythm, coma and even death. Do not take Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml if you have any low blood glucose levels, kidney, liver, or heart problems, or problems with alcohol or other prescription recreational drugs.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml may have an interaction with all other antidiabetic pills (sitagliptin), blood sugar enhancer (diazoxide), blood pressure-lowering pills (metoprolol, clonidine), antidepressants (lithium, fluoxetine), pain killers (aspirin, pentoxifylline, propoxyphene), anti TB drug (isoniazid), growth hormone (somatropin), thyroid hormone-related drugs (levothyroxine), antipsychotic medicines (phenothiazine, clozapine, olanzapine), anti-cholesterol drugs (fenofibrate), anti-asthmatic (epinephrine, salbutamol, terbutaline), female hormones like oestrogens and progestogens.

Drug-Food Interaction: Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml may interact with an ayurvedic, homoeopathy, unani, herbal supplements or OTC items. Tell your doctor if you are using these products. Try to avoid intake of alcoholic beverages with Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml as it may rise or fall of your blood sugar level.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml should not be given to patients with kidney disease, liver disease, low blood sugar/glucose level (hypoglycaemia), and low potassium level (hypokalaemia).

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml to avoid unpleasant side-effects. Alcohol may either decrease or increase the blood sugar level which can be fatal.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml can be used during pregnancy. Your insulin dose may need to be changed during pregnancy and after delivery. Please consult your doctor before taking Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml can be given safely to nursing mothers but only under the supervision of a physician. Physician may adjustments in your insulin doses and your diet.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Drive with caution, Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml usually causes drowsiness and affects driving ability. Your ability to concentrate and react may be reduced if you have hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar).

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Exercise may lower your body’s need for insulin during and for some time after the physical activity.
  • Exercise may also speed up the effect of an insulin dose, especially if the exercise involves the area of injection site (for example, the leg should not be used for injection just prior to running).

  • Discuss with your doctor how you should adjust your insulin regimen to accommodate exercise. 

  • Avoid eating sugar food and prefer food cooked food low in calories.

  • When travelling across more than 2 time zones, you should talk to your doctor concerning adjustments in your insulin schedule.

Special Advise

Change (rotate) your injection sites within the area you chose with each dose to reduce your risk of getting lipodystrophy (pitted or thickened skin) and localized cutaneous amyloidosis (skin with lumps) at the injection sites. Do not use the same spot for each injection or inject where the skin is pitted, thickened, lumpy, tender, bruised, scaly, hard, scarred or damaged.

Other Information (LAN0028)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Sep-2022

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Type 1 diabetes: In type 1 diabetes mellitus, our body does not make insulin (the hormone which helps to decrease sugar levels in the blood) to control blood sugar levels.

Type 2 diabetes: In type 2 diabetes mellitus, either the body stops producing enough insulin, or there is resistance to the action of insulin. As a result, insulin is produced in sufficient amount but is unable to act on the tissues of the organs.

FAQs

Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml should not be given into the veins or intravenously (IV) route. It should be only administered in the subcutaneous region below the skin. Abdomen regions (stomach) is the best site for the injecting Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml. However, you can also inject Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml in the upper arm, or thigh region.

Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml can be given to treat both the condition of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, your doctor will decide whether Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml can be given to you or not depending on your present condition. Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml or other forms of insulin. It should be avoided in patients suffering from low potassium level (hypokalemia), moderate to severe kidney disease or liver disease. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The active substance is insulin glargine. Each ml of the solution contains 100 units of insulin glargine (equivalent to 3.64 mg).

Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml has a long and steady blood-sugar-lowering action. Long-acting insulin takes about 2 hours to start acting and is designed to act uniformly so that there is no peak activity as such. The duration of long-acting insulin is up to 24 hours.

Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml is a cold chain medicine which has to be stored 2-8 degree Celsius only else its efficiency of reducing blood glucose level declines. Do not keep inside the freezer.

Type-2 diabetes generally does not affect healthy children and teens, but it may affect children who are obese, which is also known as Childhood Obesity.

Lantus Solostar 100IU/ml Injection 3 ml is generally safe to take for a long time. In fact, it works best if you take it for many months or even years.

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Germany

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Behind HDFC Bank, Sai Nagar, Devendra Nagar Road, Raipur, Chhattisgarh (492001) - India

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