Lantus (insulin glargine) is a synthetic form of long-acting insulin provided through injection to diabetic people. This artificial insulin helps patients to control their high blood sugar levels. Lantus is available in two dosage types; the Lantus 3mL SoloStar prefilled pen and the Lantus 10mL multiple-dose vial.
Normally our bodies generate the hormone insulin, which works to lower the glucose levels (sugar) in our blood to an acceptable range. Individuals with diabetes have high blood sugar levels because of their body not generating sufficient insulin, or their body has become resistant to insulin. One way to deal with diabetes and improve blood sugar levels is to use synthetic insulin.
Lantus Solostar 100UI 3ml should be injected subcutaneously. Accordingly, a person can inject this solution in their-
- Lower abdomen
- Front or outer thigh
- Upper arm
- Outer arm
- Upper outer buttocks
Before you inject Lantus Solostar, make sure you-
- Wash your hands before you start
- The needle of the injection is unused.
- Clean the selected injection site with an alcohol wipe and let the area dry
- Make sure the selected injection site isn’t bruised, tender, thickened, or has lumps.
- Prime the device by holding it upwards and tapping on it to remove air bubbles from it.
To inject the dose of Lantus Solostar-
- Hold the Lantus Solostar device in fist -like grip with your thumb at the injection button end.
- Gently insert the needle into the skin at the injection site.
- Activate the device by pressing and continuing to hold the injection button down.
- Keep the device pressed against the skin for 10 seconds.
- The dose display on the device should show “0” once the dose has been delivered.
- Once you complete the injection, pull the needle out of the injection site.
- Recap the needle with the outer needle cap.
- Remove and discard the single-use needle by unscrewing.
- Put the pen cap back on, and store Lantus SoloStar at room temperature.
Use this drug only as suggested by your physician. Stick to all instructions on your prescription tag. Do not use this medicine in smaller sized or larger amounts or for more than recommended. Review all private info, medication reviews, along with instructions supplied to you. Ask your physician or pharmacologist if you have any queries.
Lantus Solostar 100IU 3ml should be injected right into the sensitive layer of fat under the skin. It should not be injected into your muscle mass. Your doctor will show exactly how to self-inject this medication at home. Please don’t use this medication unless you understand the dos and don’ts of it.
When wanting to inject Lantus Solostar, choose a different area for injection every time. Make sure the area you choose to inject this medicine isn’t pitted, broken, or bruised. This medication is meant for personal use only. Do not share your pens, needles, or syringes with anyone else. Once you inject the medicine, ensure that you discard it safely and immediately.
Before you start self-administering Lantus Solostar, please speak to your doctor and understand everything there is to know about this medicine for it to work effectively.
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