Lantus (glargine) is a drug used to treat adults and children with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Lantus is a long-acting insulin that is used as a substitute for normal insulin production. Insulin is a hormone that your body generates in order to convert dietary sugar into energy.
You can now get a Lantus prescription from an online doctor. Details on how to obtain Lantus through online prescription will be provided below.
What is Lantus?
Lantus is a sterile solution of the drug glargine. It used as an insulin analog for users who are no longer capable of producing insulin (diabetic). This helps prevent the onset of further complications that are a result of elevated blood sugar levels. Combined with a proper diet and exercise regimen, Lantus can be an effective treatment for those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
How does Lantus work?
Lantus is a chemically manufactured version of typically naturally produced insulin. The acidic solution leads to the formation of microprecipitates where relatively constant levels of glargine (artificial insulin) are steadily released. It acts longer than regular insulin and works to help get blood sugar into cells so that they can use the sugar as energy.
What Does Lantus Treat?
Lantus is used for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body no longer naturally produces adequate levels of insulin. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body develops a resistance to insulin, affecting the liver and muscle fat cells because of the build-up of glucose within the body. Diabetes can lead to a whole host of complications such as:
- Kidney damage
- Nerve problems
- Loss of limbs
- Sexual dysfunction
- Heart attack
Lantus dosage and treatment
Lantus is administered in the form of an injection and works slowly for over 24 hours. The injections come in 10 milliliter vials (1,000 units/10ml), 3 ml cartridge systems for use only in OptiClik(300 units/3 ml) and 3 ml SoloStar disposable insulin devices (30 Units/3 ml).
The dosage prescribed is based on your condition and response to treatment. It can be administered once anytime during the day and should be taken at the same time each day. it is very important to keep a strict consistent use of this medication. Missed doses can cause complications. Talk to your doctor if you have missed a dose.
Benefits of Lantus
Lantus is a powerful drug that helps those suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Diabetes causes elevated levels of blood sugar which can cause a host of complications (listed above). Lantus helps rid the body of excessive amounts of sugar by helping the body convert the sugar into usable energy.
Side Effects of Lantus
There is a possibility that pain, redness or irritation may occur at the injection site. If these symptoms persist or worsen, please talk to your doctor immediately.
Be advised that your doctor has prescribed this medication after judging that it would be the best way to treat your condition. For this reason, it is not prudent to stop using this medication because of mild side effects. Most users do not experience any serious side effects.
If you do experience any of the rare serious side effects associated with this medication, tell your doctor promptly. This includes signs of low potassium level in the blood (such as muscle cramps, weakness, or irregular heartbeat).
There is a chance that this medication can cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). This is usually due to users not consuming enough calories or engaging in exercise that is too rigorous. The symptoms of low blood sugar include:
- Sudden sweating
- Fast heartbeat
- Blurred vision
- Tingling hands/feet
It is recommended that you carry glucose tablets or gel to treat low blood sugar. If you do not have access to these items, you can use fast-acting sources of sugar such as:
- Table sugar
- Drink fruit juice
- Non-diet soda
If you believe you are experiencing the effects of low blood sugar, please contact your doctor. Make sure you eat full balanced meals regularly and inform your doctor if you missed any meals.
Users who believe that they are suffering from high blood pressure should contact their doctor immediately. He or she may have to increase the dosage of your medication. Symptoms of high blood pressure include:
- Increased urination
- Rapid breathing
- Fruity breath odor
There is a rare possibility that serious allergic reactions can occur in some users of Lantus. For signs of allergic reactions, please look for:
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat)
- Severe dizziness
- Trouble breathing
If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your doctor immediately.
This is not a complete list of all possible side effects associated with Lantus. If you notice any other side effects not listed above, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Considerations and Precautions of Lantus
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Lantus, insulin glargine or other types of insulins. Inform your doctor of any other allergies you may have. This product may contain certain inactive ingredients that can cause an allergic reaction or other problems. Speak to your doctor for more information.
This medication is not to be used when you have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Before using this medication, inform your doctor of your medication history, especially if you have a family history of kidney or liver disease.
There is a possibility you may experience blurred vision, dizziness or drowsiness due to extreme low or high blood sugar. Because of this, it is recommended you do not operate a vehicle, machinery or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure that you are not experiencing these side effects.
Alcohol usage may increase the risk of developing low blood sugar. Therefore, it is recommended you limit your alcohol use while taking Lantus.
Controlling your blood sugar becomes increasingly difficult under certain body stressors, such as:
If your body is experiencing these stressors, we recommend you speak to your doctor to figure out whether Lantus is still the right medication for you.
Tell your doctor or dentist about all the drugs you are taking before surgery. This includes prescription, non-prescription, and herbal products.
Before exercising, it is recommended you check your blood sugar in order to see if you need a snack before commencing exercise.
In the event that you must travel across different time zones, ask your doctor about adjusting your insulin schedule. We recommend that you take extra insulin and supplies with you in case of an emergency.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug (especially low blood sugar). Children may also be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug (especially low blood sugar).
If you are pregnant, let your doctor know immediately. Pregnancy may cause or worsen diabetes. Discuss a blood management plan with your doctor to guide you through your pregnancy. There is a chance that your doctor will change your diabetes treatment during pregnancy.
This medication passes into breast milk, but it is not likely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before you begin breastfeeding. Changes to your insulin may occur while you are breastfeeding.
Can You Buy Lantus online?
Lantus is a highly effective medicine that can help manage blood sugar levels for those suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
The quickest and most affordable way to obtain a prescription of Lantus is through an online prescription with PlushCare. You’ll be able to consult a doctor through an online session or phone call where they will diagnosis your condition in the comfort of your own home. If you qualify, an electronic prescription of Lantus will be sent to a pharmacy of your choice.
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